The University of Florida released a statement Thursday indicating that Florida Gators redshirt sophomore wide receiver Andre Debose and redshirt junior tackle Matt Patchan will both remain eligible for the 2011 season despite being named in a Yahoo! Sports report Tuesday detailing a booster’s illicit and illegal recruiting activities at Miami.
“We have been in communication with the NCAA and there are no eligibility issues with Andre Debose and Matt Patchan as it relates to recent reports. Andre, Matt nor the University of Florida will have any additional comments regarding this matter.”
Florida also released a statement late Tuesday evening about wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill, who was also named in the report.
“While we declined comment for Yahoo’s request, Coach Hill indicated he was very comfortable with, and very confident in how he conducted himself while at the University of Miami.”