Florida Gators: Schuyler Rimmer



Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon) has made his decision, and while Duke is the big winner, that leaves four other schools heartbroken at the altar. So now the question becomes, where do those programs go from here?

Let’s take a look at how they can rebound from losing out on Parker.

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Schuyler Rimmer no longer headed to UF 

September, 17, 2012
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ESPN.com has confirmed that power forward Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando, Fla./Boone) is no longer committed to Florida.

Rimmer was expected to walk on in Gainesville and then receive a scholarship as a sophomore. Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Stanford and South Carolina are schools after the three-star player.

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UF pledge Schuyler Rimmer wastes no time 

August, 6, 2012
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On Saturday night, in different states, two people felt relieved. Jamie Dixon had to have been excited that Mike Young (Pittsburgh/St. Benedict’s) picked Pittsburgh over Florida. Down in the Sunshine State, power forward Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando, Fla./Boone) was a lot like Dixon.

Rimmer was nervous and went through a period of not knowing if the Gators would have room for him. Chris Walker’s commitment put his dreams in jeopardy. A commitment by Young to Florida would have been disastrous from his perspective.

“I felt so relieved,” Rimmer said. “I kind of had almost a relapse when Mike Young was down to two. I told myself that if he doesn’t choose Florida, I’m going to do it. I didn’t want to go through this again.”

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2013 PF Rimmer commits to Gators

August, 5, 2012
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Florida head coach Billy Donovan continues to put together a top class for the 2013 recruiting cycle. Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando, Fla./Boone) strengthened the incoming haul by pledging to the Gators program on Sunday.

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Dave TelepThree-star power forward Schuyler Rimmer is the No. 8 player in the state of Florida.
"I am really excited about that," he said. "It has been my dream to go there and play basketball. I was given that opportunity and it wasn't something I could pass up."

Rimmer's commitment along with those of five-star prospects Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde Academy) and Chris Walker (Bonifay, Fla./Holmes County) has Donovan excited, too.

"He was excited that I chose them and he said he sees a bright future for me," Rimmer said. "He really thinks I can develop into a good college player. At this point, I am just looking forward to getting up there and getting started."

The strength of the Gators' class was something that drew Rimmer to Gainesville instead of shying away from it. He sees a situation where he can get better by going against top talent on his own team.

"Playing against top-10 prospects like Chris Walker and Kasey Hill is another thing," Rimmer said. "Everyday in practice, Chris Walker, or Patrick Young if he decides to play, whoever it is, there is going to be someone that is going to be really good. It is in the SEC and that will help my growth and develop into the best player I can be."

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