The decision by Urban Meyer to step down as Florida’s coach will certainly alter the way several prospects make their college decisions.
There will be much more to come out over the next few days, but a few players have already begun to share their thoughts. Here’s the latest after only a few hours since the news broke.
Dwyer High School has three players committed to Florida: safety Matt Elam, wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian. Dwyer coach Jack Daniels told the Palm Beach Post that all three players are “in shock and thinking hard.”
A source told the Palm Beach Post that Elam is “pissed” about the news.
Christian, who’s scheduled to enroll at Florida, said the following: “I think it’s too late for me to make any other decisions.”
The Post’s Jason Lieser has this rundown from several prospects considering Florida.
Tailback Mack Brown from Atlanta told the AJC he’s still a Gator “at this moment.”
Florida commit Demar Dorsey told GatorBait.net he will visit other schools in January: “I don’t really know yet but probably Tennessee, probably Oregon, West Virginia and probably a couple more schools.”
The following prospects have confirmed to the Gainesville Sun they’re still committed to Florida: Mack Brown, quarterback Trey Burton, receiver Quinton Dunbar, receiver Solomon Patton, offensive lineman Ian Silberman, defensive end Lynden Trail and defensive back Jaylen Watkings.
Here’s a recruiting rundown from ESPN.com.
Cornerback Cody Riggs, Florida’s most recent commitment, said the following to ESPN: “I will wait to see what happens during the next week at Florida.”