After visiting with Offensive Coordinator James Coley today, Courtney Gardner has moved his Florida State OV for January 13. He will now visit Pittsburgh on December16th. Gardner will be in Arkansas this Friday. Gardner said the visit with Coach Coley went great and he was a real straight shooter. Coley told him playing time is there, but would have to be earned. Gardner said he had a good in home visit from Pittsburgh yesterday.
Just learned that UF has got rid of their recruiting coordinator Mark Pantoni.He was definatley one of the best I dealt with.Big loss for UF— John Theus (@jtheus71) November 28, 2011
Florida Director of Football Operations has left the University of Florida and it's a loss that is already hitting recruits across the nation. From top Florida Offensive Tackle John Theus to top North Carolina running back Keith Marshall expressing the loss of this great recruiter. The majority of Florida's success in recruiting has come from Pantoni's work behind the scenes, while other coaches take credit. He is a major reason for the success of Florida summer camp, Friday Night Lights.Pantoni was able to get recruits from across the nation to attend the camp on there own dime. He was the man behind the curtain and his impact will be felt in Florida's recruiting. RB Keith Marshall:Keith Marshall RT @jtheus71: Just learned that UF has got rid of their recruiting coordinator Mark Pantoni.He was definatley one of the best I dealt with. OT John Theus: John Theus And a shoutout to @markpantoni .. best of luck in the future.. i know you'll be successful Noles247 Analyst Josh Newberg: Josh Newberg If the rumors of @markpantoni leaving #UF to go to #OhioState are true...OSU is getting one of the hardest workers in the biz. https://twitter.com/joshnewberg247/status/141250761748254720 Background on Mark Pantoni: Mark Pantoni is entering his fifth season on staff at the University of Florida, and second season as Program Coordinator for recruiting. His job responsibilities include the identifying and analysis of prospective student-athletes as well as working closely with the coaching staff aiding with the day to day recruiting operations. Pantoni was most recently an intern in 2006 for the Gator football team. Prior to that post, he was a student assistant for the Gator men's and women's track and field/cross country teams at the University of Florida