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Ransom Everglades star commits to Florida

Linebacker Gideon Ajagbe could be the first player from Miami-Dade since 2005 to sign with the Florida Gators.

GAINESVILLE -- The drought might finally be over.

Florida has gone nearly five years without signing a football player from Miami-Dade but the streak appears to be nearing an end. On Tuesday, Florida coach Urban Meyer received an oral commitment Gideon from Ransom Everglades star Gideon Ajagbe, according to a report on Rivals.com. (Calls are out to Ajagbe and Ransom Everglades coach David Hewett. Ransom Everglades is in Coconut Grove, which is south of downtown for those not familar with the area).

[PICTURED, A trendsetter?]

If Ajagbe remains committed to UF and signs with the Gators in February, then he will be the first Miami-Dade football player to sign with the Gators since Dorian Munroe (and Simon Codrington) did so way back in February of 2005. Ajagbe (6-2, 200 pounds) plays running back and linebacker for Ransom Everglades but will likely play linebacker in college. Ajagbe told Rivals.com that he plans to take all of his official visits.

UF's ninth commitment overall for the class of 2010, Ajagbe is one of two commitments projected to play linebacker at UF. The other is Matt Elam of Palm Beach County.

-jo-

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Now lets close on Corvin Lamb, a Dade county RB . He's visited UF and is high on the Gators.

recruiting board says he runs a 4.7 40, but he weighs between 190-200 lbs. That's not blazing. He must be an exceptional football player and/or kid if the coaches are that fired up. Welcome to the fold, young man.

That's pretty fast for a linebacker.

-jo-

That's about what Spikes was timed at. I think he is doing pretty well.

In his interview he said that he knew that he would be coming into a deep linebacker corp and he said that didn't bother him at all to have to compete for playing time.

We'll have an interview up on the blog with
Gideon at some point today. Probably after practice.

-jo-

Good job.

That's about what Spikes was timed at. I think he is doing pretty well.

In his interview he said that he knew that he would be coming into a deep linebacker corp and he said that didn't bother him at all to have to compete for playing time.

Posted by: mm | April 08, 2009 at 12:21 PM

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About what Spikes runs? spikes weighs 54 pounds more than this kid! He weighs less than Will hill, you think WH runs a 4.7? Look, i trust this coaching staff to the point of naive and blind loyalty, they're fired up, I concur. I'm simply pointig out the the size/weight speed ratio.

He's only a junior in high school.

-jo-

Ohhh...
Nevermind.
And kiss my foolish ass.
Say Jo, wrong thread for this, but hoops siging day is next week i believe, you need to keep us up on the daily jibberish. Brandon Knight, John Wall, etc.

Need to pull a couple more recruits from this area to establish a trend. Obviously there is a ton of talent in South Fla/Dade/Broward/Palm Beach, and theres no reason why we can't get our share. And why wouldn't they want to go to Florida?...highest ranked academic school in the state with the best academic support, legendary stadium and fantastic facilities, national championship coaching staff and athletic development team, by far the best and most passionate fan support, the best media coverage... and all within driving distance! Plus they can't ALL go to Miami!

Rico - I'm saying when Spikes came to UF he was timed a 4.76. He was not 54 lbs heavier than Gideon then.

Besides why are you getting worked up over skewed numbers anyways?

didn't read it that way, but you're right I'm making mountains out of mole hills. Coaches love him, ergo he's a baller.

What happened to Codrington? He isn't on the roster but should be a redshirt SR in 2009.

We need to pull 4-5 recruits this year from south florida. Urban Meyer on recruiting south florida "we want Quality over Quanity"
Recruiting south florida is huge, and sounds like this is the year that we land quality south floridians and start a trend by signing more than one or two from palm beach, broward, and dade county recruits.
I hope we hold on to Demar Dorsey and land Gerald Christian.

We need to hold on to DEMAR DORSEY.
Jaylen Watkins just committed.

Codrington is not playing football, injuries.

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