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Reality or Fiction: Jaden Rashada delaying resolution is not good for Florida

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Rivals nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney and nationwide recruiting analyst Clint Cosgrove, together with Jason Higdon from 1standTenFlorida.com and Ryan Younger of TrojanSports.com, sort out three matters and decide whether or not they imagine every assertion is FACT or FICTION.

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1. 4-star QB Jaden Rashada has postponed his resolution and this can’t be signal for Florida.

Jaden Rashada (Jeff McCulloch/Rivals)

Gorney’s take: FICTION. He would possibly want some extra time, however I nonetheless anticipate Rashada to choose Florida and delaying his dedication for a couple of days shouldn’t change that. Miami does make issues fascinating, Oregon is there together with Ole Miss, and Texas A&M is hanging round as nicely. However it looks as if the Gators have made large leaps in his recruitment, particularly after his current journey to Gainesville. I’d be shocked if the excessive four-star ended up elsewhere.

Higdon’s take: FICTION. In one more twist within the recruitment of Rashada, control a possible midweek official go to with the Miami Hurricanes. Emory Williams deliberate to go to the Hurricanes this previous weekend and Williams is a pro-style quarterback, 6-foot-5, 210 kilos from Milton, Fla., with 10 current affords. If Williams makes it out of Miami with out pulling the set off, search for the Canes to press the Rashada household to make this mid-week go to. It’s a bit within the air whether or not they make the journey, however I nonetheless anticipate Rashada to choose Florida.

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2. Iowa needs to be thought of the group to beat for five-star OL Kadyn Proctor. 

Kadyn Proctor

Kadyn Proctor

Gorney’s take: FACT. Counting out Alabama is silly, however I nonetheless suppose Iowa is in one of the best place by far to land the five-star offensive lineman. Proctor kind of messed round together with his official go to schedule earlier than – placing Arkansas State on it for instance – however now that he’s centered on solely Alabama and Iowa it places his recruitment in focus once more. The Crimson Tide have carried out such job creating gamers throughout the board, however Iowa has carried out an important job with offensive linemen. It’s the in-state college, his good friend and teammate, Xavier Nwankpa, performs there and Proctor may very well be the following Tristan Wirfs in Iowa Metropolis. That’s in all probability an excessive amount of to show down.

Cosgrove’s take: FACT. I’ve at all times thought of Iowa the group to beat for Proctor since I first met him at a follow final season. When Nwankpa, his former five-star teammate and good friend, dedicated to Iowa I started to imagine Proctor to Iowa was a foregone conclusion. My confidence in Iowa started to wane barely when he launched his official go to graphic with Iowa noticeably absent. After speaking to individuals within the know when the graphic was launched, I regained my confidence within the Hawkeyes being the group to beat for Proctor. I additionally realized that he had been to Iowa so many instances that an official go to would merely be a formality. Proctor has now canceled all of his different official visits and introduced that Iowa and Alabama are the ultimate two in his recruitment. Whereas I see Alabama having an opportunity right here, my intestine says Proctor stays residence with the purpose of constructing one thing particular with Nwankpa.

MAKING THE CASE: Iowa or Bama for Proctor?

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3. If the decide was in the present day, four-star LB Tackett Curtis would decide USC over Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Tackett Curtis

Tackett Curtis (Nick Harris)

Gorney’s take: FICTION. USC has carried out the whole lot attainable to land Curtis, and the Trojans are completely in it. When he visited, the four-star linebacker from Many, La., was blown away. There was even some shock in how a lot he liked it, and the Trojans are clearly within the working for his dedication. However that Ohio State go to goes to be large, and Curtis actually loves the imaginative and prescient of latest defensive coordinator Jim Knowles. There may be positively a sense Curtis is torn between the 2 packages, and whereas USC may land him I’m going to choose the Buckeyes for the plain causes.

Younger’s take: FACT. The upcoming Ohio State go to may definitely change issues, however Curtis already thought very extremely of USC after which his official go to final weekend bolstered these emotions significantly. He informed me, “They’re in one of the best spot they may very well be in.” That’s not lip service. One other individual near his recruitment informed us “[The] child loves USC.” Trojans inside linebackers coach Brian Odom has been recruiting Curtis like a precedence for 2 and a half years, again to his time at Oklahoma with Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. That relationship has by no means been stronger and there’s a mutual belief and respect there. Add within the Riley issue on high of that as their time collectively additionally actually resonated with Curtis. There are loads of indicators pointing in USC’s route … however nonetheless, that Ohio State official go to looms over the whole lot.

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