It has been such a rough week for the Florida Gators and coach Dan Mullen that some UGA fans are beginning to feel sorry for them.
On Friday, the Gators got more bad news when two recruits, athlete Dink Johnson and receiver Trevonte Rucker, both backed off their pledges to Florida. They are both considered among the top prospects out of the state of Florida for 2021.
Mullen was already reeling from the previous day, when defensive end Chris Langston, the state of Florida’s No. 2 overall prospect for 2021, withdrew his commitment to the Gators.
Also on Thursday, Florida got the worst news of the week when it was revealed that freshmen signee Chris Steele had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Apparently, the Gators ignored Steele’s request to change roommates, with Steele feeling “uncomfortable” around a quarterback recruit who was later accused of sexual assault. It was a brutal loss for the Gators, as Steele was Florida’s top-ranked signee in this year’s signing class.
When it rains for Mullen, it pours — as evidenced by this week’s chain of events. And the week is not over.
As DawgNation’s Connor Riley pointed out, many UGA fans have taken pleasure in Florida’s setbacks after Mullen trolled the Bulldogs several times in the offseason, including this infamous quote about the Bulldogs and Justin Fields which he may never live down: “I’d think we did a poor job recruiting if guys were coming in and then immediately walking out the door because it was something different than what they thought it would be and we lied to them during recruiting, or we sold them on a dream that wasn’t true,” Mullen said.
Of course, the ultimate troll was when Mullen/Florida used the spring game attendance figure to apparently do an epic troll at UGA over its national championship drought.
Meanwhile, UGA quietly got a commitment from another 5-star this week.