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I am here because I am interested in you thoughts on WR James Clark.
He just claimed a UF offer a few days ago and I assumed that would be the end of his recruitment. Looking at your class though it seems your staff has got a TON of WR talent already on board.
How do you guys Clark and what do you think will happen over the next month of his recruitment
P.S. Please beat Bama next year, as a Husker this dynasty talk is driving me crazy.
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I'd think we'd still take him regardless and see which our WRs pan out, but I'm sure we'd probably take other positions we are in greater need of if we land some of the recruits we're still after.
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Clark is a guy that is just now coming onto the radar for a lot of teams Florida included. He is a very talented guy that has a ton of speed! He looks physically ready now. Florida did offer him and we are likely in the drivers seat as of now but with teams like Nebraska, Texas and Clemson showing him love he's likely going to wait it out a bit. So you never know what will happen.
As for beating Alabama we have a good football team but we may not be ready to be the team to knock them off right now. However, I don't think we're far away from it.
Hope that helps!
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That is the luxury being a member of the SEC. Muschamp is killing it right now with recruiting at WR. He could take a ton of talent this year, and just let them battle it out, whoever doesn't make with will likely find their footing at another school a couple years down the road.
I wish Nebraska had that luxury. We have to be right on players much more often in order to compete with you guys down south
I absolutely LOVE this kid. Nebraska has good talent on the outside, but nothing much in the slot. He would contribute from day one if he comes to Lincoln
Thanks for the answers, +1
We have what, 5 WR's committed.
I would love to have a 6th WR, but you figure somebody would decommit if we took another one
Don't think we have the room. His offer was not committable, but he expected to receive that during his visit. He looked liked the first option had Demarcus Robinson picked Clemson over us.
Beatings will continue until morale improves
He is is still a take, and the transfers aren't over yet. We will have enough spots for Clark.
He does have a committable offer and we have 5-6 spots left for this class.
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I'm not 100% he's still a take, but that's what it appears to be at face value. We apparently told him we would take him even after the 5th WR committed.
As a prospect the kid is just about everything you want in a slot. Good agility and top speed, make you miss and vision, hands and intangibles. Doesn't leave much to be desired.
If he chooses Neb you got a good one.
I assume since you said that like it was Gospel you have first hand information to confirm this..... or you just forgot to use the ever important.... IYHO..
He didn't have one two days ago but now he does? Extremely doubt it.... we were waiting on the resolution of the DRob situation... does that mean he doesnt get the go ahead eventually? Nope... the could clear him... but he pulls the trigger for UF a while back if he had a committable offer. He has been quoted recently saying that he doesnt have a committable offer.
Any info received from mods had pointed to him still being a take. At least that's what our coaches are telling him.
There was one thread.... that Luke didn't participate in, where posters speculated that we should take as many WR's as possible and let it sort itself out on the field.
He may end up in the class but its far more likely that he gets a spot at the last minute, or at his official later this month, if he wants to wait. But IMO he can't call and committ right now.
Hey UF fans. ... I know that academics is important to Clark and he mentioned "good academics" at Florida. I know the SEC is definitely not known for academia... but i will be honest in saying I know nothing about the academic standard of UF. can someone enlighten me? are the academics good at UF? have a lot of academic all-americans? I know that Nebraska has an incredible academic support system for our athletes, does UF?
Thank you in advance for any responses!
Top 50 school in the country. Behind Vandy as second best school in the conference and until Mizzu and aTm joined the SEC us and Vandy were the only UAA schools.
Think this has become standard for most big time schools...
Yes I am sure in one shape or another. But It'd be hard to believe that all "big time schools" have even close to the academic support system Nebraska has... and a nation-leading 301 academic all-americans to back that up.
This is obviously outdated but this is the only list I could find:
University of Nebraska 294
Notre Dame 222
Penn State 173
Augustana (Ill.) 136
Emory University 124
Bucknell University 122
I really don't think Academics will play that huge of a role. When you're talking about the schools he's talking about, you're not going to pick a bad one. Plus, being from Florida and likely being the state he returns to after college, it's a big positive that he could be a part of the far reaching gator nation post graduation system.
If I recall correctly, Nebraska was recently stripped of AAU status... So UF Academics > Nebraska academics...
During the Big Ten's expansion study, league officials often listed membership in the American Association of Universities as a trait they'd like in a
I was referring to the academic support programs... Almost every school has quite a bit more support for athletes than standard students.
Florida is certainly more prestigious.
iBR was just explaining that Nebraska supports its student athletes incredibly well.
My thoughts on it are thy if he was truly interested in education as much as the gridiron he would have picked committed to northwestern by now.
I think the amount of WRs committed at UF may turn him off. If this is the case, it will be between N and Clemson. If he is like most of the kids N goes after in the south, he will be hesitant to leave home and pick the home school last minute, breaking the hearts of Nebraska fans everywhere.
Even with the WRs committed, we probably still present the best opportunity for playing time.
(Sad I know)
Really? Maybe that could help you guys bc our WR corps is very talented and actually very young. Most our main contributors are sophomores ... Clark would definitely be looking at a redshirt at Nebraska
I think I speak for all Gator fans when I say our WR corps sucked enormous......ly last year.
I read something last year (can't remember reference) but basically it broke down the reasons why kids say they choose schools. Now far and away the kids overwhelmingly chose academics as the #1 reason for their choice; while statistically these guys are far from academics.
Obviously proximity to home ends up being the #1 actual factor in recruiting, but Florida kids tend to be the exception with how they think. Florida exports so many football players around the country and we even struggle to keep the top guys in state some years between U, UM and FSU.
To put it into perspective; Kain Daub just said his top priority for choosing a school is acadrmics. From a kid that will struggle to qualify at any school and has a way to go to do that.
Doubt academics will be the deciding factor in this case and for most kids that go on to play ball at the next level, even having an oppurtunity to get their degree will be a big deal for them.
I don't have any specific information in this case, just speaking generally about recruiting in general.
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