Chomping at Bits: Florida football to open spring practice on February 28

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Florida football to open spring practice on February 28: It was also announced that the Gators will host their Pro Day on March 28 at Florida’s indoor practice facility. ( Will Pantages, Florida Gators ; Gainesville Sun )

Florida men’s basketball moves up to No. 24 in latest AP poll : Florida moved up one spot in the latest ranking after posting two 30+ point back-to-back road wins last week. ( Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun )

Former Gators tweet their appreciation for Florida: Florida’s official twitter account re-tweeted testimonials from former Gators yesterday ahead of National Signing Day, including Jelani Jenkins , James Bates , Danny Wuerffel , Max Garcia , Jaylen Watkins , Brandon Spikes , Frankie Hammond , David Nelson , Teez Tabor and Dallas Baker . Give the Gators points for creativity for this recruiting strategy. ( Andrew Astleford, SEC Country )

Since that article was published, UF has re-tweeted similar tweets from Alex Anzalone , Austin Appleby , Brian Poole , Joey Ivie , Dominique Easley , Jonathan Bostic , Jevon Kearse , Keiwan Ratliff , and current player Chauncey Gardner .

Florida recruiting updates: The Gaddy twins reportedly may not be able to qualify at UF. Andy has more on James Robinson’s recruitment here . 4-star DT Elijah Conliffe will announce his commitment today at 3:30 p.m. He is deciding between Florida, Louisville, Penn State, and Tennessee. ( Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country )

Profile of DE recruit Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald: The 6-foot-7 DE, whom Andy mentioned in yesterday’s recruiting round-up , is deciding between Florida International, Florida, and Kentucky on National Signing Day. ( Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun )

Profile of Brian Poole: The former Gator and Southeast High School standout went from being undrafted to playing in the Super Bowl in his rookie season. ( Doug Fernandes, Sarasota Herald Tribune )

Profile of Keanu Neal: The former Florida safety, who hails from the small Florida town of Webster, is also Super Bowl-bound with the Atlanta Falcons. ( Frank Jolley, Leesburg Daily Commercial )

Florida baseball to hold five scrimmages this week: All practices and scrimmages are held at McKethan Stadium and are open to the public. ( Daniel Apple, Florida Gators )

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