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Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

Posted on: March 25, 2011 4:35 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Florida head coach Will Muschamp picked up a bit of momentum on the recruiting trail heading into the weekend. Stephenson (Ga.) defensive tackle Jafar Mann became the seventh commitment for the Gators Friday afternoon, verbally committing on his father's birthday.

“He was really happy about that,” Mann told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about honoring his father.

The 6-foot-3, 270 pound defensive tackle joins running back and high school teammate Mike Davis as a Gator commitment. Muschamp is also pursuing Stephenson defensive end Jarontay Jones and linebacker Raphael Kirby so Mann might not be the last from his school to verbally commit to Florida.

“I’d say it’s a strong possibility,” Mann said of the group playing together in college.

The timing of the announcement came as a big of a surprise to some that follow recruiting but for Mann, Florida was a program that was out front for sometime.

“It feels really nice,” he told the paper. “I think I had my mind made up for a while. I just needed to sit back a while and think about it and make sure it was the right decision. I definitely think it’s the best place for me.”

Mann is on the MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List and held almost 20 scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Miami and Tennessee. He is the second defensive line commitment for Florida, joining tackle Dante Phillips.

Photo courtesy of Jason Getz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

Lots of people have deep angst with Florida.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

I was referring more to your compatriot "flasucksgoiowa" who seems to show up on every gator story and judging by his name has some deep angst with Florida. That said, no one likes Dodd or Doyel. Both write more than their fair share of negative stories about Florida too. Even though Doyel is a gator grad he is not appreciated by most gator fans on here



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2011 11:50 am
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

I didn't realize Iowa fans weren't allowed to comment on Florida stories.  Does that work both ways?  Because when the wondertwins Dodd and Doyel posted 37 articles in the last 2 months on Iowa football, there were a lot of Florida fans posting.  I didn't post on this article because it was Florida.  I posted because it is typical of CBS to try to praise every move by SEC teams and trash every Big 10 team.  Next time I'll get your permission before I post.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2011 10:56 am
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

What is with all the Iowa fans turning up on every Florida story? What did Florida ever do to you guys? It's really quite sad actually.

Anyway, big time signing for Florida, which is rather thin on the D-line this year. Muschamp is off to a great start recruiting.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2011 8:04 am
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

yeah this guy doesnt look like a thug or anything florida recruits!   jafar!  oh he sounds PERFECT for their "system"!



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 26, 2011 7:25 am
 

Florida adds big defensive tackle Jafar Mann

I wonder how much his dad received (according to the SEC "turn your head and say you didn't know it happened" rules of recruiting).


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