SZNAP CHAT – DECEMBER 10
By Adam Sznapstajler

FLORIDA GATORS RECRUITING UPDATE

As I have wrote about incessantly over the past few weeks, I am extremely excited about the future of the Florida Gators football program under Billy Napier. Over the past week or so, many people have been sounding the alarm on this year’s recruiting class as four of the top recruits in an already weak Florida class decommitted from the Gators. This includes the 4-star quarterback recruit, Nick Evers, who was so far the gem of the class.

In any normal recruiting season, I would be freaking out at this point, given the short amount of time until Early National Signing Day. However, this year I am taking a different approach. First, the reporting seems that this is Napier cutting bait of Dan Mullen’s recruits that he was not fond of. I find it more reassuring than if players were leaving because of Napier. You cannot be upset about Mullen’s recruiting ability and then get upset when the guy hired to fix it is getting rid of people with that mentality.

Also, Napier has seemed to have gotten into the game for a 5-star this class in safety Kamari Wilson. Reportedly leaning Georgia, the Gators have put the hard push on Wilson this weekend and seem keen on bringing him to The Swamp. It also helps that Wilson apparently preferred the Gators but was not fond of Mullen.

Overall, I am just as excited as I was two weeks ago and am preaching patience to the Gators fan base. Keep in mind, building championship programs is tough and is not going to be done in a single transition recruiting class.

GASPARILLA BOWL PREVIEW

If you haven’t heard, UF will be taking on in-state rival UCF in what should be an exciting game. The Gators are coming in with an interim head coach and many players missing the game because of coaching changes, draft preparations, and injuries. The UF state of disarray, understandably, will lead to a good matchup against the Knights, hungry to prove their worth to big brother. I expect this to go down to the wire but in the end the better players will prevail… Gators 27-24