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Florida Gators football recruiting update

Key losses

TE Tate Casey, DT Javier Estopinan, WR/RB Percy Harvin, TE Cornelius Ingram, RB Kestahn Moore, WR Louis Murphy, OL Jim Tartt, OL Phil Trautwein, OL Jason Watkins.

Oral commitments (10)

Player, Pos., HT/WT, High School

Gary Brown, DT, 6-4/275, Quincy West Gadsden

Andre Debose, WR, 5-11/176, Sanford Seminole

Mike Gillislee, RB, 6-0/190, DeLand

Jon Halapio, G, 6-4/300, St. Petersburg Catholic

Kedric Johnson, DE, 6-4/215, Palmetto

Kyle Koehne, OT, 6-6/300, Indianapolis Cathedral

Xavier Nixon, OT, 6-6/285, Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt

Jordan Reed, QB, 6-3/225, New London (Conn.)

Nu'Keese Richardson, WR, 5-9/165, Pahokee

Marsalis Teague, CB, 5-10/175, Paris (Tenn.) Henry County

Early enrollees

Nick Alajajian, OL, 6-4/280, Naples

Jon Bostic, LB, 6-1/225, Palm Beach Central

Dee Finley, DB, 6-1/193, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy

Jonathan Harrison, OL, 6-4/290, Groveland South Lake

Edwin Herbert, DT, 6-3/295, CC of San Francisco

Desmond Parks, TE, 6-6/218, Greer (S.C.)

Hot prospects

With national signing day Feb. 4, there is little time for coaches to celebrate the national championship. The Gators have just a few scholarships to give, coach Urban Meyer said, and nearly a dozen recruits were expected on campus this weekend. Scheduled to be among them: Plant tight end Orson Charles and Sanford Seminole receiver Andre Debose, though he has orally committed. Debose attended a basketball game in Gainesville last weekend, and fans chanted his name. DeLand running back Mike Gillislee, an important get who is a soft oral commitment, also was to be in town. Others expected included linebacker Jarvis Jones of Columbus, Ga.; cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick of Gadsden, Ala., and cornerback Greg Reid of Valdosta, Ga. Among other potential visitors are running back Trent Richardson of Pensacola Escambia, defensive tackle Luther Robinson of Fort Pierce, safety Jawanza Starling of Tallahassee Lincoln and linebacker Frankie Telfort of Miami Gulliver Prep.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

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Florida Gators football recruiting update 01/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:39pm]
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