FOUR BITS: Dwyer HS, FSU, California, Bailey

By Adam Silverstein
December 10, 2009

1 » The Florida Gators‘ two commitments from Dwyer High School, five-star safety Matt Elam and four-star tight end Gerald Christian, got a visit from recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales on Tuesday, who also took time to meet with their teammate and three-star cornerback Robert Clark. [OGGOA Exclusive:] It is expected that Meyer will pay a visit to Dwyer in the coming days and offer Clark a scholarship (if he has not been offered one already), especially after learning that both Lane and Monte Kiffin of the Tennessee Volunteers attended Dwyer practice on Tuesday pushing hard for Clark in hopes that he could sway Elam.

2 » Over the last few days, Florida has lost out on two of the top 2010 recruits in the country to the Florida State Seminoles. First, it was four-star linebacker Jeff Luc (Port St. Lucie, FL) who liked the transition from Bobby Bowden to head coach Jimbo Fisher. According to reports Wednesday morning, five-star cornerback Lamarcus Joyner (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has also committed to FSU. Joyner, considered the No. 1 overall CB recruit in the country, and Luc were both highly regarded prospects by Gators, though neither were strong leans to Florida.

3 » Four-star wide receiver Kenny Stills (Carlsbad, CA) has narrowed his list to two schools: the Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners. Stills, who will announce on Dec. 18, said the Miami Hurricanes still have a shot but not a great one. The Gators have already pulled one recruit from California for 2010, four-star CB Joshua Shaw (Palmdale, CA), and many believe that head coach Urban Meyer is looking for the trifecta with Stills and five-star defensive end Ronald Powell (Moreno Valley, CA).

4 » Florida is the early leader for Sterling Bailey (Gainesville, GA), a 2011 defensive end who is expected to be rated a four-star prior to his senior year of high school. “I could say [the Gators are out in front],” Bailey told JC Shurburtt of ESPN. “It was a surprising offer at first because they were not sending me much in the mail. My coach called me up and told me that Florida had offered. At first, I didn’t believe him. Then, I called and got on the phone with Urban Meyer. He told me that they were glad to offer me a scholarship and that when they saw me on film, it was a no-brainer.”

6 Comments

  1. ZURBO says:

    I guess joyner must be thinking “yeah, fsu is on the up and up”…F**king moron

  2. Brittany says:

    Zurbo- don’t discount to power of being a fan. Joyner may be a life long FSU fan (as gross as that is hahaha)

  3. Aligator says:

    I hope we get a good QB out of this class, Brantly will only be here for two years and we will need to have a good one in the wings.

  4. Drew 4 Orange and Blue says:

    Bobby the closer was hurting recruiting….that is contrary to everything ESPN has been feeding us…still can’t stand losing Luc

  5. Bob says:

    Luc is a midget, too small to be effective (5’11” at best) and Joyner is probably a running back or safety, too big for corner.

  6. O-town Gator says:

    Before everybody gets distressed over all these recruiting rumors and what that school out west has done this week, remeber that verbal commitments aren’t binding and that all isn’t said and done until they sign on the dotted line. Anything can happen between now and National Signing Day; it’s the nature of the beast.

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