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Chomping at Bits: Gators finish 2019 recruiting cycle with top-ten signing class

Florida breaks into the top-ten for the first time since 2014.

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Gators close strong again on National Signing Day: Dan Mullen and crew put together a solid class, which finished ranked No. 9. The linked piece also includes comments from Khris Bogle on his decision to flip from Alabama to Florida. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida closes in on Georgia and Alabama: The Gators won a recruiting battle with each of those programs - despite the position coach for each respective recruit defecting to the other school. (Neil Blackmon, Saturday Down South; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Mullen’s vision coming to fruition: Florida’s newest head coach caps an impressive ten-win first year with a top-ten recruiting class. (Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)

A lesson in patience: Florida’s persistent recruiting efforts paid off. (Will Sammon, The Athletic) ($)

Diwun Black recruited well for Gators: Mullen singled out Florida’s latest linebacker signee’s efforts to bring other talent with him to Gainesville. (Bob Redman, 247Sports)

Kaiir Elam discusses his decision: The newly inked cornerback touches on Charleton Warren’s defection to Georgia, Torrian Gray’s hire, UF’s academics, and the “real DBU.” (Blake Alderman, 247Sports)

2020 QB Anthony Richardson decommits from Florida: It wasn’t all necessarily good news for the Gators this week. There is speculation that Florida is now pursuing former Alabama commit Carson Beck. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

UF adds preferred walk-on defensive tackle: Miami native Lucas Alonso says his “mind was blown” by the prospect of joining the Gators. (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

Steve Spurrier to open season with Orlando Apollos: Florida’s ambassador and former coach returns to the sideline this Saturday. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)