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Class of 2018 QB Matt Corral committed to the Gators on Saturday.

Florida’s Friday Night Lights results in best recruiting weekend under Jim McElwain

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 over the weekend:

Recruiting picks up pace after Friday Night Lights

Florida’s biggest football recruiting weekend of the summer came and went, and the Gators coaching staff has to be pleased with how Friday Night Lights went. The biggest news of the weekend came when Matt Corral, the No. 2-ranked pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2018, committed on Saturday.

All in all, the Gators put together arguably their best Friday Night Lights since the school began the recruiting camp in 2005. Florida received eight total commitments over the last week: Corral, 2018 4-star offensive guard Curtis Dunlap (No. 6-ranked offensive guard nationally), 2018 4-star tight end Kyle Pitts (No. 11-ranked tight end nationally), 2018 4-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, 2018 3-star tight end Dante Lang, 2018 3-star safety Randy Russell, 2019 offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson and 2019 defensive end Cameron Williams.   

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Record-breaking swims

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel, an Olympian and Florida senior, broke two United States swimming records during the first day of the 2017 FINA World Championships in Hungary on Sunday. First, he swam an American record 22.76 seconds in the 50-meter butterfly semifinals. Later in the day, Dressel broke the 100-meter freestyle record with a 47.26-second leadoff leg for the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, in which the United States took home the gold medal.

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What they’re saying on Twitter

Wide receiver Dre Massey:

Linebacker Nick Smith:

Copeland, a Class of 2018 wide receiver and Florida target:

Cornerback Joseph Putu:

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