FOUR BITS: Tebow; 40s; recruits Driskel, Gosha

By Adam Silverstein
March 3, 2010

1 » ESPN’s Bruce Feldman covered some of the most polarizing figures at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine in his most recent Insider blog. Topping the list, of course, is former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. “Tebow Talk will dominate the draft coverage right through late April,” Feldman writes. “Is he an every-down QB? How will he do at his Pro-Day on March 17 since he’s worked hard to shorten his previously slow and long delivery? Did his fast shuttle times and impressive vertical jump (38.5 inches, tied for best ever by a QB) actually give more juice to the camp that says he’s best suited to be an H-back or a fullback?”

2 » Covering another side of the controversy surrounding former Gators cornerback Joe Haden’s 4.57-second 40-yard dash time is Yahoo! Sports’ Dr. Saturday blog, which points out that Haden was listed as running a 4.33 during his time with Florida. Calling the board “fake” and ludicrous, writer Matt Hinton does make a good point: Haden’s listed time is faster than any single player actually ran in last year’s combine.

Two more Florida Gators football recruiting BITS are available after the break!

3 » The Gators appear to be zeroing in on 2011 QB recruit Jeff Driskel (Oviedo, FL), who they have been paying extra attention to recently. Rivals reports that Driskel and Florida QB coach Scot Loeffler have a budding recruiting relationship and speak often, while The Gainesville Sun indicates that the 6’3”, 225 lbs. quarterback likes the Gators’ winning ways and competitive conference. “Even if I wasn’t a Florida guy, if Florida’s coming after you – that’s a big deal,” Driskel told The Sun. He plans to make his decision in the summer, and the fact that head football coach Urban Meyer and head baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan have agreed to let him play both sports (he is a star centerfielder) may swing him to the Orange and Blue.

4 » Florida is also hot after 2011 defensive lineman recruit Lonnie Gosha (Lake Butler, FL). According to Edward Aschoff of The Sun, the Gators and Florida State Seminoles are likely at the top of his list. Though Florida has offered, FSU has not as of press time.

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