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Chomping at Bits: Jim McElwain can sell the production of his Florida recruits to prospects

McElwain is unafraid to play freshmen and many young Gators have excelled the last two seasons.

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Jim McElwain should sell prospects on the production of his recruits: Over the past two years, McElwain has had several players named to various Freshman All-SEC teams - including three-star recruits Antonio Callaway, David Reese, and Jawaan Taylor, who also made Freshmen All-American teams. 18 of the 20 signees from McElwain’s first class played last season and started 72 games. Eight of those players also saw action as true freshmen. More than half of last year’s signees played in ten or more games this season, combining for 31 starts. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Coaches visiting recruits: Jim McElwain and Chris Rumph visited 5-star DE LaBryan Ray at home while Tim Skipper went to Tampa to see Florida RB commit Malik Davis and former UF RB commit Adarius Lemons. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Florida offers 3-star Houston DB commit Donovan Stiner: Stiner will now officially visit UF this weekend. 4-star CB Brad Stewart and 3-star CB Brian Edwards are also expected to visit. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Luke Stampini, 247 Sports)

UF WR commit Daquon Green cancels official visit to Tennessee: The 4-star receiver from Tampa Bay Tech officially visited Florida last weekend and no longer plans to take a trip to see the Vols. (Luke Stampini, 247 Sports)

Former Gators Bryan Cox and Joey Ivie impressed in 2017 Shrine Game: Cox finished second on the East team in tackles and recorded a tackle for loss. Ivie had three tackles and one sack for a loss of seven yards. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

More thoughts on Florida’s 106-71 victory over LSU: On the Tigers’ talented offense and abysmal defense, Devin Robinson, and Eric Hester’s big night. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Eric Hester makes the most of his opportunity: Florida’s freshman guard scored a career-high 16 points in the Gators’ win on Wednesday. Hester made all five of his three-point attempts, had four assists, three rebounds, and two steals, during his 17 minutes off the bench. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida women’s basketball falls to Tennessee: A tough first half was too much for the Gators to overcome. (Florida Gators)

Gator track and field teams to compete in Razorback Invitational: Saturday’s event will be televised on the SEC Network. Friday’s action will be available via SEC Network+ stream. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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