We live in a fast-paced world. A technology-driven society we are, and one that is sure to be taken over by machines like some bad sci-fi movie from the last 30 years. It will happen, so in the meantime we need to do our best to get information as quickly and efficiently as possible, you know, before we are all destroyed by the robot overlords. This is where networks such as Facebook and Twitter come in (shameless plug: The Bull Gator is on both Facebook and Twitter; friend us, follow us, love us). They provide us with information we never thought we’d have at our fingertips and never knew we needed. We know when a friend’s child has thrown up, we know when you are going grocery stopping, we know how obsessed you are with Farmville, and most importantly we know the moment a recruit makes the decision of his life.
In honor of Jacoby Brissett committing to Florida last night – something most of us found out via Twitter – we give you a recap of the Gators’ 2011 recruiting class, each in 140 characters or less. Because really, that’s life. If you believe the way the world is going, you can live your life and biographize yourself in that small a space. Sad really. Moving on…
Mike Blakely, RB. Short, but stout. Fast and faster. Cuts are top-notch, adds surprising power. Compact back that can also catch. Man-crush.
Jacoby Brissett, QB. Tall, dominating passer. Can run, but prefers to pass. Good power, velocity, and touch. Competitor. Great addition.
Clay Burton, DE. Brother of Trey, switch positions he just may, lives by the bay, allergic to hay, solid addition okay. Sorry, we had to.
Kyle Christy, K. Rule 1: Have as many kickers/punters as possible on roster. Rule 2: Sign one of nation’s best. Rule 3: Win special teams.
Jeff Driskel, QB. Nation’s top passer. Pro-style dream. Rocket arm and lightning quick release. Mobile, but doesn’t need to be. Future star.
Jabari Gorman, S. First Will Muschamp commit and hard pushed by the coach. Will look to add bulk and strength to his frame.
Chris Johnson, S. Big hitter. BIG HITTER. Always around the ball. Field intelligence and pursuit speed. And, big hitter.
Tommy Jordan, T. Tall, but needs to add weight. Agile lineman who plays through the whistle and blocks to the second level.
Hunter Joyer, FB. May be most pleased with the offensive change. Nation’s top fullback and absolute mauler. Instant TBG favorite.
A.C. Leonard, TE. Bringing back the tight end. Wavered, but always came back around. Great size and hands. Can also play slot receiver.
Javares McCoy, WR. We like Lakeland. Speedster with great acceleration and agility. Has the ability to simply outrun the defense.
Loucheiz Purifoy, CB. There’s on-the-field speed and then there’s Purifoy’s on-the-field speed. Great vision on both sides of the ball.
Marcus Roberson, CB. One of the nation’s top CBs. Uses height to his advantage. Ball hawk with great hands and take-it-to-the-house ability.
De’Ante Saunders, S. Pop goes the weasel cause the weasel say pop! Don’t believe the rankings. Saunders is more talented than that.
Valdez Showers, CB. We’re back to that fast thing again. SEC speed is had by many and Showers is one of them. Can stick with anyone.
Graham Stewart, LB. Renamed Steve Lattimer. Find a picture, you’ll see why. Great late addition. Plays much bigger than he actually is.
Ja’Juan Story, WR. Thank you Stan Drayton. Thank you Ohio State for hiring Stan Drayton. Story is a Gator. A tall, receiving Gator.
Trip Thurman, G. A big ‘un. Hard to get off his feet. Great at using his hands to block. Solid pass blocker, can improve run blocking.
Tevin Westbrook, DE. Explosive first step and quick to the ball. Great speed to the outside which he frequently uses to get by linemen.