Sunday, November 3, 2013
Recruit reaction: Florida-Georgia
By Derek Tyson
Though neither school hosted visitors for the neutral-site matchup between Georgia and Florida on Saturday, there were several recruits who tuned in to watch an exciting game.
For Georgia, its hopes to win the SEC East are still alive after the 23-20 victory over Florida. The Gators are now just fighting to become bowl eligible.
Georgia defensive tackle commit Lamont Gaillard (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest), the No. 24-ranked player in the country, said the game has already got him excited to play in this annual rivalry game.
“It was an amazing first half,” Gaillard said. “We had a good lead, and they didn’t let it go. Defense and defensive line played well and came up with the stops we had to make. It was an intense game which I would love playing in when I get there.”
Uncommitted five-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter (Norcross, Ga./Norcross), who is considering Florida, Georgia and Alabama, said he was impressed with the Dawgs and Gators.
“I liked the fight I saw from both teams,” Carter said. “Both defenses showed me things that I liked.”
Carter also sent out a tweet during the game.
Some have questioned whether Florida's commits will remain loyal after the Gators lost their third consecutive game. ESPN 300 defensive back Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School), a Florida commit, said on Twitter that he remains a strong Florida commit.
Wilson’s friend and fellow Florida commit Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla./Homestead) also tweeted his thoughts about the future.
Georgia and Florida currently have top-10 recruiting classes. It appears as if the game did nothing to hurt either teams chances with some of their top recruiting targets. The Bulldogs found a way to win an exciting matchup, and it will only strengthen their chances of landing some of their top remaining targets.