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Florida football coach Dan Mullen and his staff are still hot on the recruiting trail.

Florida football: Recruiting a priority with early signing period closing in

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Recruiting whirlwind continues

With the early signing period now just eight days away, Florida is continuing its strong push on the recruiting trail. In summary:

Taven Bryan going pro

Redshirt junior defensive tackle Taven Bryan on Monday declared for the 2018 NFL Draft. A budding star on the defensive line, Bryan has the potential to be a late first-round pick.

In other Florida football news

Basketball tumbles in the polls

After two losses last week, the Gators men’s basketball team dropped 15 spots to No. 22 in the AP poll, which was released Monday afternoon.

Gymnastics getting early recognition

The Florida gymnastics team will open the season as the No. 2 team in the country. The Gators are coming off a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships last season.

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What they’re saying on Twitter

Wide receiver Dre Massey:

Tight end Kemore Gamble:

Quarterback commit Matt Corral:

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