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Florida remains in contention for 5-star quarterback Justin Fields, who dominated at The Opening.

A look at how Florida football targets fared during The Opening

Welcome to another installment of Good Morning, Gators, SEC Country’s daily morning column covering Florida athletics with beat writer Jordan McPherson. Here’s a look at what you might have missed on Monday.

Wrapping up The Opening

The Opening Finals concluded on Monday in Beaverton, Ore. Our Zach Abolverdi’s overall thoughts on the event as it pertained to Florida recruiting — along with player-by-player breakdowns — can be found here. In addition to the overview, here are a few more in-depth looks at some of the recruits.

More than one year for Malik Zaire?

Graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire’s father said his son is taking a wait-and-see approach to whether he will apply for a sixth overall year of eligibility — and thus a chance for two years of playing time at Florida.

Stat to know

Athlon Sports compiled a list of 14 statistics — one for each SEC team — to know heading into the 2017 season. Florida’s statistic was 1991. Here’s the relevance of that number.

“The Gators open 2017 against Michigan in Arlington, Texas. Florida has not played a nonconference game outside the Sunshine State since a loss at Syracuse in 1991. Additionally, the Gators haven’t opened their season away from home since 1987, when they lost to Miami.”

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What they’re saying on Twitter

Class of 2018 4-star tight end Kyle Pitts, a Florida target

Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Tim Tebow

Kicker Eddy Pineiro

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