Welcome back from another weekend as the summer continues to simmer the Sunshine State. The latest news from around the Gators Nation has been mostly recruiting, the Olympics and the two professional drafts taking place this month. Our main story today deals with the latter as Major League Baseball kicked off its 2021 amateur draft on Sunday night, which included a trio of highly-coveted prep prospects who had committed to coming to Gainesville but now have their eyes set on big-league aspirations. Here is a look at who got picked.
https://twitter.com/tedcahill/status/1414417820784463874 The baseball team got some bad news yesterday — if you want to call it that — when three of its highly-prized incoming commits were selected among the first 30 picks of the 2021 MLB draft. First to go was pitcher Andrew Painter, who was snagged at No. 13 by the Philadelphia Phillies, followed by pitcher Chase Petty, who was taken at No. 26 by the Minnesota Twins, and finally, outfielder Jay Allen, who was selected at No. 30 — a spot that is typically the last of the first round, but due to sanctions on the Houston Astros became compensation pick — by the Cincinnati Reds. Current centerfielder Jud Fabian was expected to get the call but failed to hear his name on the first day. The MLB draft continues today with rounds 2 through 10 starting at 1 p.m. EDT on MLB.com.
Around the Swamp
Several Gators crack CBS Sports' top transfer rankings: The rankings saw a bit of a shakeup as a new top player available entered the portal in Illinois star Kofi Cockburn.
Here's where Tre Mann stands on CBS Sports' draft board: With the 2021 NBA draft on the horizon, Florida’s seven-year drought of drafted players is finally expected to end.
Florida football makes the cut for this 5-star defensive lineman: Head coach Dan Mullen and defensive line coach David Turner have pushed all the right buttons so far in his recruitment.
This Gator was voted one of the SEC's best defensive linemen: Florida struggled to get pressure on the opposing quarterback at times, but Cox was one of the best at it.
Florida baseball secures commitment from 2023 pitcher: The 6-foot-3-inch right-hander announced his decision to join the Gators’ class on Twitter.
Florida football set to have two big recruiting events at the end of July: With the events being 20 days away, here’s a look at who Swamp247 has confirmed for that weekend.
Former Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel could replace Tim Tebow on SEC Nation: Daniel made his case on why he should fill the potential vacancy on the “Saturday Down South” podcast.
Florida makes top five for talented 4-star Virginia linebacker: The Gators have stood out to Murphy because of the relationship he has developed with Coach Robinson.
This high-priority running back target announces commitment date: Florida fans who follow recruiting hoped the Gators ended the IMG curse last cycle.
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