Sunshine Showdown never sleeps: Florida commit fires back at FSU commit following flip to Seminoles
The Sunshine Showdown is one of those college football rivalries that never seems to rest. Despite the fact we are well over 100 days away from the Gators and Seminoles taking the field to meet in Gainesville on Nov. 30, the bad blood between the two programs was on display recently as a former Florida commit weighed in on his decision to leave Dan Mullen’s program and commit to Willie Taggart’s FSU program over the weekend.
If you missed the news, Lake Gibson High School defensive end Morven Joseph decommitted from the Gators in early July and quickly decided he wanted to play his college football in Tallahassee. Joseph announced his decision on Sunday, which he spoke to FSU Rivals’ affiliate Warchant.com about following the news.
Interestingly enough, Joseph not only spoke highly of the FSU program, but he also seemed to downplay the bond the Gator commits had with one another during his time committed to the program.
“They are all close (the FSU commits),” Morven Joseph said. “When I was committed to Florida, it wasn’t like that, so it’s different here. It’s like a family and a brotherhood. At Florida, we were all spread out and not talking a lot.”
It didn’t take long for Florida commit Richie Leonard to react upon seeing those comments.
“If you’re never solid you look to point the finger at other people… never felt like a “brotherhood” because you was never 100
It will be a long time before these two ever get to meet on a college field, but if they do, the showdown is likely to have a little extra juice following this exchange.