Posted: 12:19 pm Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
By Post Staff
The Gators may have lost five underclassmen to the NFL Draft — UF officially announced the NFL intentions of Major Wright this morning — but Urban Meyer is having no problem replenishing his roster with talent.
A whopping 11 freshman of the 24 commitments in the Gators’ 2010 class have enrolled early at UF and begun classes this week, including all three players from Dwyer — Robert Clark, Gerald Christian and, yes, Matt Elam.
And once they are here in Gainesville, they are immediately property of Mickey Marotti and the strength and conditioning staff. Yesterday, the first day of classes for many of the enrollees, began with 6:30 a.m. meetings, class in the morning, football meetings at 1 p.m. and then physicals, x-rays and testing. Players ran the 40 and did various weightlifting drills yesterday and were recorded for baseline purposes.
But one player not in Gainesville is four-star receiver Chris Dunkley from Pahokee. Dunkley still has to finish up some business in high school and will be signing a letter of intent on Feb. 3, national signing day.
Dunkley committed to the Gators two weekends ago at the Under Armour All-American Game, but with three weeks to go until signing day, history has shown that anything can happen.
“He’s been pretty solid with Florida the last three or four months, but you never know,” his coach, Blaze Thompson, told the Post’s Jason Lieser.
The early enrollees are:
One freshman’s assessment of UF so far?
“The campus is huge,” Christian said. “We’ve been doing a lot of walking.”