New Florida coach Dan Mullen says recruiting is priority No. 1

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dan Mullen returned to his old stomping grounds Monday to be introduced as Florida’s new coach, but there’s no time to unpack.

Now that he has ingratiated himself with Gator Nation and met coaches, players and media members, Mullen is ready to hit the road get in front of recruits.

“Recruiting is going to go over the top of everything,” Mullen said Monday when asked what he’ll be focusing on this week.

The contact period began Sunday and runs until Dec. 16 — four days before the early signing period. Over the next three weeks, Mullen will be spending several hours on the recruiting trail for player evaluations and in-home visits.

“Most important to me right now is recruiting,” Mullen said. “Touching base with all the players that are committed, all the players that we are recruiting and getting on the road and getting players in here that can help us win championships.”

Florida’s 2018 class is currently ranked No. 13 nationally in the 247Sports Composite after lsoing a pair of commits last weekend in Jacob Copeland and Taylor Upshaw. Copeland is still strongly considering the Gators because of his relationship with Mullen, and he has already reached out to the top-100 wide receiver.

Mullen also extended an offer Monday to Mississippi State WR commit Stephen Guidry, who is ranked the nation’s No. 2 overall JUCO prospect.

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