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Florida football to open spring practice on February 28: It was also announced that the Gators will host their Pro Day on March 28 at Florida’s indoor practice facility. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
Florida men’s basketball moves up to No. 24 in latest AP poll: Florida moved up one spot in the latest ranking after posting two 30+ point back-to-back road wins last week. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Former Gators tweet their appreciation for Florida: Florida’s official twitter account re-tweeted testimonials from former Gators yesterday ahead of National Signing Day, including Jelani Jenkins, James Bates, Danny Wuerffel, Max Garcia, Jaylen Watkins, Brandon Spikes, Frankie Hammond, David Nelson, Teez Tabor and Dallas Baker. Give the Gators points for creativity for this recruiting strategy. (Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)
Since that article was published, UF has re-tweeted similar tweets from Alex Anzalone, Austin Appleby, Brian Poole, Joey Ivie, Dominique Easley, Jonathan Bostic, Jevon Kearse, Keiwan Ratliff, and current player Chauncey Gardner.
Florida recruiting updates: The Gaddy twins reportedly may not be able to qualify at UF. Andy has more on James Robinson’s recruitment here. 4-star DT Elijah Conliffe will announce his commitment today at 3:30 p.m. He is deciding between Florida, Louisville, Penn State, and Tennessee. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Profile of DE recruit Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald: The 6-foot-7 DE, whom Andy mentioned in yesterday’s recruiting round-up, is deciding between Florida International, Florida, and Kentucky. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun) — Update: Abadi-Fitzgerald committed to Kentucky.
Profile of Brian Poole: The former Gator and Southeast High School standout went from being undrafted to playing in the Super Bowl in his rookie season. (Doug Fernandes, Sarasota Herald Tribune)
Profile of Keanu Neal: The former Florida safety, who hails from the small Florida town of Webster, is also Super Bowl-bound with the Atlanta Falcons. (Frank Jolley, Leesburg Daily Commercial)
Florida baseball to hold five scrimmages this week: All practices and scrimmages are held at McKethan Stadium and are open to the public. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
Justin tucker hits a 75 yarder then Matt prater hits a 76 but I still got that 77! These two kickers are my idols! pic.twitter.com/O0Vo8eWrzR— Eddy Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 28, 2017
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