TWO BITS: Pouncey at SEC Media Day; Story solid

By Adam Silverstein
July 19, 2010

1 » Three Florida Gators seniors – center Mike Pouncey, safety Ahmad Black and defensive end Justin Trattou – were slated to join head coach Urban Meyer at the team’s 2010 Southeastern Conference Media Day on Wed., July 21. Some thought things would change for Mike after it became public on Monday that his brother, Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice Maurkice, is the subject of a NCAA probe alleging he was paid $100,000 by an agent’s associate prior to the 2010 Sugar Bowl. After speaking to a Florida official, The Independent Florida Alligator reports that there will not be any changes in the team’s plans and that Pouncey is expected to be in front of reporters at some point from 3:20-6 p.m. that day.

2 » On June 28, OGGOA reported that three-star wide receiver Ja’Juan Story (Brooksville, FL) verbally committed to the Gators, spurning a bevy of other top programs in the process. Though most schools have stopped recruiting him, the LSU Tigers and former Florida WR coach Billy Gonzales have continued pursuing him. “Things have calmed down, but LSU didn’t,” Story told the St. Petersburg Times. “Coach Gonzale[s] wrote to me on Facebook and asked if I was 100 percent committed to UF because they still wanted me. I didn’t respond to it. […] I’m glad I committed.”

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3 Comments

  1. El Meester says:

    Hey Adam, you wouldn’t happen to have any spies at the Elite 11 camp this week, eh? I’ve heard plenty of good things about Driskel today…

  2. No, sorry…one-man operation right here. But I’ll do the best I can do have something on it for you on Thursday (at the latest). Tuesday will be consumed with the Pouncey story, and Wednesday will be all about SEC Media Day.

  3. El Meester says:

    Oh you know…just a typical week in July in the SEC 🙂

    Keep up the good work, Adam.

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