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Future Gators shine at Under Armour All-American Game: Florida commits Antonneous Clayton (DE), Chauncey Gardner (CB), Josh Hammond (WR), and Brett Heggie (OL), all started at their respective positions for Team Highlight. The players all performed well in the game and earned rave reviews at practices during the week. Some highlight clips of their performances are included in the linked article. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Florida's early enrollees arriving on campus: The Gators are scheduled to have 12 early enrolling recruits, 10 of which were already on campus as of last night. McArthur Burnett and Feleipe Franks are the two who have not arrived yet. Burnett is expected to arrive later this week and Franks will join the Gators next week after competing in the Army All-American Game. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)
Florida affected by complacency: Jim McElwain notes that some players seemed satisfied after winning the SEC East and might have taken their foot off of the gas. However, McElwain remains optimistic about the future for the Gators. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Questions surround the Gators going into next season: Florida started 6-0 but fell apart down as the season wore on. The Gators lost their final three games and were outscored 97-24 during that stretch. Florida will be looking for answers at quarterback, for playmakers outside of Antonio Callaway, at the offensive line's development, how to replace key players on the defense, and at how the team will rebound from a disappointing end to the season. (Edward Aschoff, ESPN)
Top outside linebacker recruit Lyndell "Mack" Wilson still favoring Florida: The Alabama native is being recruited hard by two Florida commits that also hail from his home state, Lamical Perine and Jeawon Taylor. The three will take an official visit to Florida together at the end of January. Wilson names his top three, in order, as Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. (Kassidy Hill, Gator Country)
Gators still in the mix for Maryland quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins, Jr.: Haskins is still committed to Maryland but considering his options, particularly with the coaching changes made at Maryland. Haskins already visited Florida and will visit Maryland, Texas A&M, and possibly LSU. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)
Florida womens' basketball snaps 12 game win streak with loss to No. 8 Mississippi State: Turnovers and cold shooting early were too much for the Gators to overcome as they fell to the Bulldogs 76-70 on Sunday. Florida trailed by 19 in the third but staged a rally in the fourth, cutting the lead from nine to seven, and eventually four, before Mississippi State made four of its final six attempts from the free throw line to close out the win. (Florida Gators)
Florida Gators Men's Basketball Trivia:
A) What are the most points a Gators basketball team has scored in the O'Connell Center?
B) Which Gators (there are 5 tied for the record) have started the most games in a season?
C) Which Gator has recorded the most dunks in a season? What season was it in? (This is listed as an "unofficial stat", kept since the 1976-77 season)
D) Which Gator holds the single season points record for a freshman? How many points did he have?
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