Southeast CB Brian Poole Commits To Gators

Florida has added to its 2012 commitment list by receiving a verbal from Brian Poole. Poole – a 5’10”, 187 lb. cornerback from Southeast (Bradenton, FL) – is rated the no. 8 CB in the nation by Rivals. At no. 75, he joins Jessamen Dunker as a Gators commit that is also a member of the Rivals 100.
Poole was no stranger to scholarship offers and had them from basically every big school in the Southeast as well as others across the nation. He is believed to have had Florida at the top of his list for quite some time and figured he might as well pull the trigger now.

Poole is a smart defender who is always aware of his position on the field and where the ball is or is going. He has superior talent as well, but uses his field intelligence to make himself an even more intriguing prospect. Poole should have no trouble finding playing time early for the Gators.

For more on Poole, head over to Alligator Army where you can check out my report and video breakdown of the latest Florida commitment.

Florida Gators Welcome BIG Commit Jessamen Dunker

You need offensive linemen.  For a number of reasons.  If you watch football, you know this.  It’s not a glamour position, but it’s one of the most important.  There’s a reason offensive linemen make so much money in the NFL.  Or did make so much money.  It looks like college players will make more during the NFL season (ignore that, no college player has ever been offered any kind of payment for their play, EVER).  Moving on…

Florida needs offensive linemen.  Depth is an issue and will continue to be unless it’s a priority during the current recruiting cycle.  And it is.  Charlie Weis wants his offense to run flawlessly and having big talent and plenty of it across the line will do that.  If we all expect future Gator quarterbacks to sling the ball all over the field, they need more than 0.2 seconds to make a read.  Florida got some help on Monday with the commitment of Jessamen Dunker.
Being a member of the 2012 recruiting class means Dunker is still relatively young, it doesn’t however mean he’s relatively small.  He’s not small at all.  Dunker is already 6’6” and weighs in at 315 pounds.  The word you’re looking for is “GOO!!!”  He’s probably not done.  Once he gets to Florida and starts a collegiate workout program, it might get nasty.
Dunker has mentioned he may still take some other visits, but is also firmly committed to the Gators.  Don’t get too worried of additional visits, be in support of them.  This is the opportunity of a lifetime for these kids and they should get out in the world and see the schools they want to and take advantage of what they can.  On second thought, scratch that.  No one committed to the Gators should head anywhere else.  Don’t let those other schools sway them in anyway.  Especially the offensive linemen.  Keep those kids happy, and at home!
That’s commitment number six for Florida.  A solid number this early in the recruiting cycle.  You’re bound to see some change their minds – it happens every year and can’t be controlled – but the more you have, the more you’re likely to hold on to.  Dunker is an important one.  The coaching staff will surely be working him throughout the entire cycle.