Recruit Reaction: 'They have to still finish hard'

Nov 8, 2021 | 0 comments


Inside the Gators asked Florida commitments and targets for their thoughts on the Gators 40-17 loss to South Carolina. Find out what Nick Evers, CJ Smith, Jamari Lyons, Emory Floyd, and others thought of the game.

"We have to be better. I’m not rethinking any decision, when I say I'm 100% committed, that's what I meant. We are just going to have to get in there and get better. Nothing has changed."

Note: This was before the news of John Hevesy being terminated was made public. His comments afterward can be found on the WCC

"Even though the team’s not having a great season they have to still finish hard. Once my class gets there, things are going to change next season. Them losing to South Carolina doesn't change much, because I believe we’re in the process of being great in a year or two."


  • 2023 offensive line target Jordan Church

"Every team has off years and off games, but I think the Gators will bounce back and finish the season strong and that will carry on into next year."

"The loss was disappointing and they have to do better. The season is up and down, but I think they will pick it up before it’s too late."

  • Three-star South Carolina commit and Florida target Emory Floyd‍ 

"It was a fun game to watch last night. It was the second game I've been to this year and I don’t care about the records, I just care about the team and how it fits me, and with me being committed to South Carolina nothing changed there. Both are two good teams with great coaches."

"It was not a good game at all. I saw a lot of simple mistakes that can definitely be fixed. But I myself want to be a part of this great program and bring some speed to the UF offense."

"We've got to do better. We all know that! But I know we will because we must! Basically, my message [to other prospects] is we all go through adversity at some point — we have an opportunity to make an impact. Personally, I like the idea of leaving our mark in a positive way."

  • 2024 four-star offensive line target Kam Pringle

"It was definitely a shocker considering the Gamecocks only had one SEC win prior to the game against the Gators. I also feel the Gators didn’t play the game they could have, especially on offense. I think the game basically sums up the season, a lot of shocking gameplay that's unlike the Gators."

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