FOUR BITS: Harris, Brown, Tebow, Bostic, Noah

By Adam Silverstein
May 14, 2013

1 » Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp told the media on Monday that four-star safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, FL) and JUCO transfer offensive tackle Trenton Brown (Milledgeville, GA) have both enrolled in Summer A classes and therefore officially joined the football program. Both players were originally planning to enroll early in January but were not able to amass the necessary credits in time. Harris, the No. 67 overall 2013 prospect according to Rivals and the son of former Florida S Mike Harris (1994-97), will compete for playing time right away as the Gators look to replace two starters in the defensive backfield. Brown will have some work to do to prove he is deserving of immediate playing time but is expected to play as a reserve this season.

2 » If he wants to, quarterback Tim Tebow will be able to play football in 2013. Whether that is in the NFL is another topic altogether. Tebow, who has already received offers from the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (to compete for a back-up job) and the AFL’s Orlando Predators (to compete for a starting job), has also been reached out to by the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul. Team co-owner Ron Jaworski, a former NFL quarterback who now works primarily as an NFL analyst for ESPN, told the Philadelphia Daily News that he has offered Tebow a roster spot. “I still haven’t heard back from him and I’m not going to push it,” he said. “If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we’ll make a spot for him.” Jaworski added that the role would not be as a starting quarterback; rather, he and the Soul’s coach sent Tebow a list of plays he would run for the team should he accept the contract offer.

Check out two more Florida Gators news BITS…after the break!

3 » The Chicago Bears are already pleased with rookie linebacker Jon Bostic and showed their confidence in him by allowing him to spend rookie minicamp working out almost exclusively at middle linebacker. Though it will be tough for Bostic to crack the starting lineup in the middle – veteran D.J. Williams will likely start the season – Bostic should be able to see plenty of action. “He’s very comfortable making calls and controlling the huddle, things like that,” defensive coordinator Mel Tucker told the Chicago Tribune in regards to Bostic. “[He’s a smart] take control guy.”

4 » Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has showcased his trademark toughness and team-first attitude by suiting up for the 2013 NBA Playoffs despite dealing with a painful bout of plantar faciitis. Last month, Noah also showed he has a huge heart when he granted a wish that four-year-old Noah Stuart requested of the Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois. Check out the video below for more.

2 Comments

  1. VO2max says:

    Planar faciitis pain can be effictively managed with proper warm up and icing afterward. You still feel it but it’s not debilitating like a pulled hamstring. The problem with it is that it is hard as hell to get it to fully heal. It just lingers forever. That said, Joakim is a badass.

  2. Michael Nash says:

    Adam, what do you make of Tebow’s chances in the NFL? Do you really think it’s over for him? If so, do you feel the better fit would be the CFL or the AFL?

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