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Chomping at Bits: Florida's A.J. Puk could be first pick in 2016 MLB Draft

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The Gators' 6'7" left-hander may be the first to hear his name called.

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Florida's A.J. Puk could be the first pick in the 2016 MLB Draft: Several mock drafts predict that the 6'7" left hander will be taken with the first overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. Even if Puk is not selected first, most drafts expect him to not fall below the third pick. Puk plans to watch the draft with Florida centerfielder Buddy Reed, who may also be an early selection, and their families. (Garry Smits, Florida Times UnionEdgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelMike Axisa, CBS Sports)

Gainesville Super Regional primer: Florida State comes to town this weekend. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Here's what the coaches are saying:

"I feel good about all of our starters... I really don't think it's that big of a deal who throws one and who throws two... I don't care if we won three mid-week games. It doesn't mean anything this weekend. It's all about matchups and how you handle those matchups." - Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan

"Very hard to even dream that you're going to score anywhere close to this number of runs in Gainesville... We know that we have a strong challenge. It's one that we know we have to play an awful lot better than we have played down there in the past." - FSU coach Mike Martin after winning the Tallahassee Regional title

Kevin O'Sullivan not commenting on Texas rumors: Sully says his focus is on getting the Gators to Omaha. Last week, Jeremy Foley stated that he expects O'Sullivan to stay at Florida. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville SunEdgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida women's basketball receives 5th commitment: Elif Portakal, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Gators. The 5'9" point guard was a starter and team captain for teams that won Turkish national championships. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Also, the "COMMITTED FOR LIFE" thing is still happening...

UF men's track and field team competing at NCAA Outdoor Championships: Seven of Florida's nine entries advanced to finals, which will be held on Friday. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

This is cute (but how is that the best picture they have of Will and Pat together?):

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