Florida’s Ricky Pearsall holds football despite being crushed after amazing catch

How did Florida’s Ricky Pearsall catch the pass, and somehow hold onto the football?

It still is September but those who catch passes in the 2023 season will have to go some to do better than Florida’s Ricky Pearsall.

Pearsall manages to catch the pass with one hand and while he is headed to the turf, he is absolutely crushed by Charlotte’s players.

Somehow he still held onto the football.

Texas A&M’s 2024 recruiting class in a three way tie for the second most commitments in On3’s On300 rankings

Tied for the second most commitments in On3′ On300 rankings, Texas A&M’s impressive haul is built on future success on the field.

Texas A&M is looking to get off to a hot start in SEC play as Auburn heads to College Station this Saturday to open the conference slate. While recruiting isn’t the first thing on Jimbo Fisher’s mind during football season, it’s simply a part of the job that can never be ignored when planning for the future.

The Aggies’ 2024 recruiting class is impressive, to say the least, boasting 21 commitments, including two five-star prospects and a No.5 ranking, according to On3. After landing five-star defensive tackle Dominick McKinley on Sept. 1, momentum has once again swung Fisher’s way, and late next week, high-priority prospect, five-star WR/CB Terry Bussey Jr. will announce his commitment on Sept. 28, as he is currently heavily favored to land with the Maroon & White.

Coming off the miserable 5-7 (2-6 SEC) 2022 season, Fisher’s recruiting acumen has been challenged time and time again, and while he still has a ton to prove on the field this season for his future in College Station to remain intact, the future roster is looking as talented as ever.

Joining nine other programs with double-digit commitments in On3’s On300 rankings, Here are the Top 10 ranked programs in that regard.

Former Florida coach Dan Mullen ranks top 10 after Week 3

ESPN college football analyst Dan Mullen has named his top 10 college football teams after Week 3

ESPN college football analyst and former Florida Gators and Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen has named his top 10 college football teams after Week 3.

College football looks chaotic at the top right now. Week 3 featured close contests for many top college football teams. Florida State narrowly won on the road at Boston College. Georgia pulled away from South Carolina after trailing 14-3 at halftime. Texas and Alabama both struggled to gain separation for non-Power Five opponents after playing each other in Week 2.

Almost any team in Mullen’s top 10 is capable of making a run to the College Football Playoff.

Who are Dan Mullen’s top 10 college football teams?

College Football Power Rankings: Washington on the move, Tennessee drops after week 3

Washington impresses in win over Michigan State and Tennessee suffers huge drop in this week’s College Football Power Rankings.

Three weeks into the season, we’re getting a better idea of who teams are in the 2023 college football season.

Some still have a great deal to prove, even some in the top 10 of our power rankings. Others are showing they’re a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the College Football Playoff race.

Across the college football landscape, the contenders are beginning to emerge while the pretenders step to the side.

With another week in the books, here’s a look at this week’s college football power rankings.

Dropped Out

Kansas State: Lost to Missouri

Former Florida commit projected to flip to UGA football

Massive 6-foot-5, 390-pound defensive lineman projected to flip from Florida to Georgia football

Three-star defensive tackle recruit Michai Boireau recently decommitted from the Florida Gators. The Gators are on thin ice in the recruiting world thanks to their awful recent record against Power Five opponents.

Florida has the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, but things change fast in recruiting.

Michai Boireau is ranked as the No. 703 recruit in the country and the No. 72 defensive lineman, per 247Sports. The three-star is the No. 79 recruit in Georgia. The massive 6-foot-5, 390-pound defensive lineman projects as a nose tackle at the next level.

247Sports projects the talented nose tackle to commit to Georgia. Boireau plays high school football for Creekside High School in Fairburn, Georgia. Fairburn is located southwest of Atlanta.

Michai Boireau previously committed to Florida over Georgia, Michigan, Auburn, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss.

Over 20 schools have offered the Creekside star. However, Georgia football and defensive line coach Tray Scott offered Michai Boireau before anybody else did all the way back in 2020.

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Georgia football and Kirby Smart currently have the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class in the 2024 cycle. The Dawgs have 27 commitments including one from five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola.

Sooners latest to offer five-star 2025 WR Caleb Cunningham

Oklahoma was the latest to offer consensus five-star wide receiver Caleb Cunningham.

Emmett Jones has had a fantastic start to his tenure as the Oklahoma Sooners wide receivers coach.

He’s picked up two transfer portal commitments, five commitments in the 2024 cycle, and so far three pledges in the 2025 cycle.

Oklahoma’s 2025 wide receiver class looks formidable already, with [autotag]Jaden Nickens[/autotag], [autotag]Elijah Thomas[/autotag], and [autotag]Gracen Harris[/autotag] in the boat.

The Sooners are pushing hard for Oklahoma legacy Isaiah Mozee, a four-star receiver out of Lee’s Summit North High School in Missouri. Mozee’s father was a running back with the Sooners under Bob Stoops.

Oklahoma isn’t satisfied just yet, as the Sooners recently offered 2025 five-star receiver Caleb Cunningham. Cunningham is the number one player in Mississippi and a consensus five-star. He’s an ultra-talented receiver with an alluring blend of size and speed that he leverages well to dominate his opponents.

He’s very much a national recruit with offers from programs all over. He’s also a standout on the basketball court, where he finished his sophomore season averaging over 20 points a game.

Oklahoma is very much in this recruiting battle because of Emmett Jones’s ability to connect with kids. It will be interesting to see how this recruitment unfurls in the coming months.

Caleb Cunningham’s Recruiting Profile


  • No projections at this time for Caleb Cunningham.



Dan Mullen tosses barb at former program

Ahead of Florida’s Saturday game with Tennessee, former coach Dan Mullen said the team “might not be where they were” when he was in Gainesville

Dan Mullen spoke to ESPN’s Matt Barrie ahead of Florida’s Saturday night rivalry match with Tennessee, and he couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his former program. 

“Florida might not be where they were a couple of years ago,” Mullen said. 

Mullen was fired by the Gators near the end of the 2021 season. He went 34-15 as the head of UF’s program, but he went 5-6 in his final season and was fired before the final game. Fans bemoaned his lack of attention on recruiting. He never finished higher than 9th in 247Sports’ recruiting rankings.

The Gators have been 8-9 in their 17 games since Mullen left the program, including back-to-back bowl losses.

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What does Tennessee’s players-only meeting mean for Florida?

With Florida up next on schedule, the Tennessee Volunteers have called a players-only meeting to get everyone on the same page.

Despite starting the season off 2-0 and outscoring opponents by 52 points over the span, the Tennessee Volunteers called a players-only meeting ahead of Saturday’s matchup with the Florida Gators in Gainesville, according to Off the Hook with Dave Hooker.

Players-only meetings don’t always mean that something is terribly wrong, but they typically aren’t called out of the blue either. For Tennessee, a shoddy offensive performance against Austin Peay prompted the conversation.

Volunteers quarterback Joe Milton completed just one of his first eight passes against the Governors, but it wasn’t all on him (even if Milton took the blame in the meeting). Four different receivers were charged with a drop on Saturday.

Tennessee ended up playing better in the second half and won, 30-13, after leading 13-6 at the half. The Vols might not have covered the 48-point spread, but they still won with relative ease.

So why call a players-only meeting then?

Conventional wisdom says that the players are unhappy with their performance and are simply holding themselves responsible. And tight end Jacob Warren confirmed as much on Monday when speaking to the press.

“As an offense, we’re expecting to score a lot of points, and then we just didn’t quite move the ball the way we wanted to,” Warren said. “It wasn’t quite efficient enough in the red zone, for our standards.”

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel told reporters to plan for better execution against Florida, but that doesn’t guarantee anything.

The Swamp is one of the most intimidating venues in all of college football, and the Florida faithful will be even at full force on Saturday. The fans are hoping for revenge against Tennessee from last year, and Billy Napier and Co. are seeking their first rivalry win at UF.

Not to mention that UT has not won back-to-back games in this series since 2003 and 2004, and it has only won once on the road since then.

Tennessee might be favored on paper, but the players are treating this like a must-win game. If Florida takes an early lead — or Tennessee makes an early mistake — the snowball effect could take hold.

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Week 3 Preview: Florida-Tennessee rivalry headlines SEC conference slate

In a week without a ranked matchup in the Southeastern Conference, the Gators and Volunteers look to set the trajectory of their seasons.

College Sports Wire’s SEC Game to Watch last week was Texas at Alabama, and it absolutely lived up to the billing. After 816 yards of total offense and a pair of turnovers, the Longhorns put the Tide away behind a 21-point fourth quarter to vault up to No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.

There’s not a marquee matchup quite like that one on the conference’s slate for Week 3. In fact, there isn’t a game with two ranked teams on the schedule at all. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t intriguing matchups to be found and questions to be answered about some of the conference’s top programs. How will No. 1 Georgia‘s offense fare in quarterback Carson Beck’s first start against a Power 5 program? How will the Crimson Tide respond to their home loss?

But before any of those, an old-fashioned SEC East rivalry that got a little more interesting last weekend catches our eye.

Ted Ginn Jr. has bold proclamation about Ohio State vs. Florida BCS game in 2007

We wished this too Teddy #GoBucks

The 2006 [autotag]Ohio State football[/autotag]team entered the [autotag]BCS national championship[/autotag] game as a touchdown favorite and appeared poised to run away with the title.

Heisman Trophy winner [autotag]Troy Smith[/autotag] led an offense that boasted star receiver [autotag]Ted Ginn Jr.[/autotag] among others. The Glenville pair made their marks in Columbus, but couldn’t bring home a title.

Recently, Netflix released “[autotag]Swamp Kings[/autotag],” a documentary looking at Florida’s rise and fall under former Buckeye head coach [autotag]Urban Meyer[/autotag]. If you watched like I did, it brought out some not so favorable memories about that title game.

It seems Ginn watched as well and took to X, the website formerly known as Twitter, to let everyone know his feelings.

It’s hard to argue with Ginn. The Buckeyes offense looked completely off without their best deep threat after he was hurt celebrating his opening kickoff house call. Unfortunately, this what if scenario for Ohio State fans still stings to this day.

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