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Recruiting Wire: Four-star Rosemy picks Georgia

June 20, 2019

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JUNE, 20
1:29 p.m.


The Situation:  After officially visiting the Gators over the weekend, and narrowing it down to a final two of Florida and Georgia, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Saint Thomas Aquinas four-star wide receiver Marcus Rosemy‍ committed to the Bulldogs this afternoon via Twitter.

Impact Analysis: Aesthetics aside (it never looks good when a rival comes into your home state and steals a kid from right under your nose when it was down to a two team battle - and now Georgia has done that a couple of times this cycle), I’m not of the norm here in that I don’t take this as a huge loss. 

Yes, Rosemy is a good player, highly rated, and yes admittedly, I am in love with prospect rankings (to be sure, final rankings, not those at this point), but in Jaquavion Fraziars‍ and Leonard Manuel‍, Florida already has two commitments from receivers who closely mirror Rosemy’s game in that they are bigger receivers, who like him, aren’t exactly burners.

Honestly, if it came down to one or the other, and it is just an opinion, I like Fraziars’ game better at this point in time.

At this point, in this cycle, Florida needs to add speed at the position - say hello to Arian Smith‍ (and even Xzavier Henderson‍ is faster than Rosemy despite being bigger) - more than they need more size.

Plus, this isn’t exactly a surprise. As was stated in The Inside Scoop: Official Visitor News, Notes & Observations, you could feel on Sunday that he was Georgia’s to lose. When a prospect is leaving his Florida official visit and you get the feeling the other team leads, that’s the writing on the wall.

To me, as far as need, the impact rating is a two while as far as aesthetics it is an eight - so we compromise and go with a five.

We Chomp Chat: Join the discussion as Rosemy commits to a rival




JUNE, 19
8:19 p.m.


The Situation:  After officially visiting Florida over the weekend, Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas Moore four-star defensive tackle Lamar Goods‍ decommitted from Kentucky.

Impact Analysis: When I got a chance to talk to him face-to-face, it wasn’t hard to read the writing on the wall here. As was stated in The Inside Scoop: Official Visitor News, Notes & Observations, though he was still stating that he was committed to Kentucky while he was leaving his Florida visit, he said the teams were 50-50 and he had to go home and do some thinking and had a decision to take. 

No one, well at least hardly anyone, publicly decommits to then turn around and recommit to the school he decommitted to. I would still expect Florida to get some good news here shortly. 

We Chomp Chat: Join the discussion as Goods is back on the market




JUNE, 19
10:41 a.m.


The Situation:  One week after visiting Florida with multiple family members, Watson (La.) Live Oak four-star defensive tackle Jalen Lee‍ decided to stay close to home and commit to the LSU Tigers.

Impact Analysis: It is never surprising when a prospect from Louisiana decides to stay home and play for LSU.

However, it did seem like Florida was trending upward - ever so slightly - for Lee when he visited the Gators for the O&B Game, and then came back last week, with enough family members in tow that they arrived four vehicles deep. When that many family members accompany a young man on a visit it can be read in one of two ways: He wants to get his family to sign off on that school in particular. Or, that family is vitally important to him, thus he is more likely to stay closer to home to be around them.

Then when the Tigers picked up a commitment from four-star defensive tackle Eric Taylor‍ on Tuesday evening to go with three previous pledges at the position (yes, LSU has five defensive tackles committed) - my initial reaction was perhaps there was a ray of light at the end of the tunnel for Florida when it came to Lee, but that obviously wasn’t the case.

At this point, Florida's remaining defensive tackle board mainly consists of Lamar Goods‍ and Tim Smith‍. 

We Chomp Chat: Join the discussion as top wide out sets official visit

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