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Gators News: National signing day, Keyontae Johnson update

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Keyontae Johnson collapse 'one of the worst things I've seen'
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Today is college football’s early national signing day, a time that marks the moment that prep student-athletes can officially sign on with their respective schools. The Florida Gators are expected to pull in some of the best recruits in the country, including five-star cornerback Jason Marshall Jr. of Miami Palmetto High School.

Keep checking back with Gators Wire for updates!

In other sports news, there are no new reports since yesterday on men’s basketball star Keyontae Johnson‘s condition. He currently remains hospitalized in Gainesville in stable condition — an upgrade from his previous designation as “critical but stable” — at the time of publication.

Speaking of men’s basketball, the team was scheduled to play the University of North Florida Ospreys tonight, but that game has been postponed due to Johnson’s condition. It is also expected that at least the next game against the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday will also be postponed, if not more.

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Florida drops out of the top 10 in NCAA Re-Rank 1-127 after ugly loss: Florida cost itself a clear shot at the College Football Playoff with a 37-34 loss to LSU highlighted by a late shoe-throwing penalty that allowed the Tigers to continue on the eventual game-winning drive. Florida OC Johnson named a semifinalist for Broyles Award: Johnson, who served as UF’s quarterback coach in 2018 and 2019 before that role was expanded to make him the offensive coordinator this past offseason, has orchestrated one of the most potent attacks in the nation. Gainesville Sun’s Graham Hall: Keyontae collapse ‘one of the worst things I’ve ever seen’: “I still can’t get over it here. It’s pretty jarring to think about.” Gators’ Keyontae Johnson is so much more than a basketball star: “God-fearing, smart, funny, goofy, full of energy,’’ said Jalen Hudson, who played with Johnson at Florida during the 2018-19 season. “Someone you would love to call your friend.’’

It’s great to be a Florida Gator!

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