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Chomping at Bits: Florida WR pledge Ja’Marr Chase decommits

The Gators receive their first decommitment after Jim McElwain’s depature.

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Four-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase decommits from Florida: The highly ranked pass catcher had committed in a recruiting coup after Friday Night Lights in July. Decommitments are kind of to be expected at this point, frankly. The Gators are without a head coach, and without a secure staff moving forward - and even once those things are in place, there may be some damage already done and some significant ground to make up. Recruiting is about relationships. I’m not trying to be completely doom and gloom about the incoming class, just noting that I won’t be surprised if some of the members of the presently promising group begin breaking off in light of the uncertainties. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

How Florida coaching targets’ current offenses stack up: Scott Frost’s UCF Knights currently lead the country in scoring offense and are fifth nationally in total offense. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Gators have enough talent for quick bounce back: Florida’s season may be in a spiral, but the new head coach will inherit a young team getting significant experience. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

The right hire can quickly change the program: Some examples of coaches that did so. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida needs to start faster: The Gators need to work on a lot of things, but first quarter scoring is definitely among them. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Dre Massey looking forward to game with Gamecocks: Massey is a South Carolina native who will have a lot of family at the game. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida softball adds six Gators: The 2018 signing class submitted their letters of intent yesterday. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Meet UF volleyball’s 2018 signing class: Four high school seniors signed their national letters of intent yesterday - three of whom rank in the nation’s top-25 (including the nation’s No. 1 recruit). (Florida Gators)

Gator gymnastics’ 2019 recruiting class: Four gymnasts signed national letters of intent for Florida. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

Duke Dawson and Johnny Townsend accept Senior Bowl invites: The pair will compete in Mobile, Alabama, on January 27. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

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