2013 Football Recruiting: Florida Gators Lose Joshua Outlaw; Offensive Guard Decommits

Take a moment and try to come up with every appropriate canned saying or song title you can think of. They all probably have the same general theme – “Another One Bites The Dust.” That’s how the Florida Gators are feeling at the moment with the decommitment of offensive guard Joshua Outlaw.

A three-star guard from Lithonia, GA (Martin Luther King), Outlaw has decided to reopen his recruitment. Exactly where he stands and where he might end up is a question at the moment, but look to the Georgia Bulldogs as a possible player. In reality, we don’t even know if Florida is completely out of it just yet.

What makes this loss different than the rest, is that Outlaw left on his own. There are rumors swirling that the other recent commitments to leave all were nudged out the door ($). Whether Will Muschamp and the coaching staff had reevaluated them and thought they weren’t a good fit or whether they had their eyes on someone else, the talk in the recruiting world is that the Gators may have been the ones to initiated the decommitments. That’s not the case with Outlaw. The offensive lineman left on his own.

There are other names on Florida’s board, but not many when it comes to the guard position. There’s talk of Tyrone Crowder or Joe Fennell and the Gators will need to secure one, if not both. Florida needs offensive line depth desperately and guard might just be at the top of the list. Outlaw wasn’t the nation’s best at the position, but he was a body; a body the Gators didn’t want and can’t afford to lose.

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4 Responses to 2013 Football Recruiting: Florida Gators Lose Joshua Outlaw; Offensive Guard Decommits

  1. A.J. says:

    Good article, some services had him as a 4-star, would really like to keep him.

  2. GatorJustin says:

    I would assume decommitments are to be expected when recruiting far in advance like we are trying now though, right? A year and a half before college begins is a long time to hold a teens attention.

    • It happens more frequently than many want to believe, but it was the flood of them happening so close together recently that set fans off.

      Some of these kids get an offer and jump on it only to realize it wasn’t what they really wanted.

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