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Florida coach Dan Mullen addressed a large gathering of fans after wrapping up National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Dan Mullen continues to stoke expectations after wrapping up Florida’s recruiting class

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Mullen appeals to fans during post-National Signing Day address

New Florida football coach Dan Mullen said he’s not one to get too excited on the front end of a recruiting class, which will ultimately be judged in a few years after those players get their chances on the field.

But Mullen always projects excitement for his program, nonetheless, as he did Wednesday night in addressing approximately 500 fans at the end of National Signing Day.

Mullen won the crowd over, as he tends to do, talking about his sky-high expectations and restoring Florida football to what he calls the “Gators standard.”

He also told the fans gathered in the team’s indoor practice facility that he needed their help in that quest.

As for the rest of the Gators’ post-National Signing Day glow, after compiling the No. 14 class on the 247Sports composite rankings, here is a roundup of the next-day perspective:

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What they’re saying on Twitter

  • Florida WR signee Jacob Copeland has made a pledge to Gators fans:

  • Copeland also is still laughing at the viral moment his mother created at his live signing announcement on ESPN2 when she briefly walked away from the table after he chose Florida:

  • Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson tweeted out his support of Copeland, who chose Florida over the Tide and Tennessee:

  • Florida JUCO DL target Dorian Gerald will announce his college decision Friday, so the Gators could still add to their 2018 recruiting class:

  • Chatfield also tweeted about his college decision a day after choosing the Gators on National Signing Day:

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