TWO BITS: McFarland is eligible, Demps is fast

By Adam Silverstein
June 15, 2010

1 » After National Signing Day, the Florida Gators‘ top-ranked 2010 recruiting class was faced with a handful of academic eligibility concerns. While most of the players have been able to qualify without issue, four-star athlete Travon Van had to be let out of his scholarship (he has since signed on with the Marshall Thundering Herd), and three-star tight end Michael McFarland was faced with not making the team due to grade concerns. A source close to the university informed OGGOA of McFarland’s issues last week as Van was being dismissed, but they have since told us that McFarland “got what he needed grade-wise” and his eligibility is now simply a formality.

2 » ESPN’s Bruce Feldman found out over the weekend what Gator Nation has known for quite some time – junior running back (and sophomore sprinter) Jeff Demps is a fast, fast man. Feldman interviewed Demps for ESPN Insider (subscription required) and touched on his football and track careers. “Four. No, wait. Five. I got one in football. I got one for the indoor 60 meters and for the team indoor title, and now I have ones for the 100 and the outdoor [relay],” Demps said when asked how many national title rings he possesses.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Healy


  1. npgator says:

    Glad to hear McFarland is on board – he is a big dude!

  2. Daniel M. says:

    Ummmm….dude is fast.

  3. Daniel M. says:


    Pat Dooley’s column on Reggie Bush. Well worth the read.

    ” The NCAA almost banned USC from TV. But they wanted to make sure we could see the looks on Kiffin’s face over the next three years.”

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