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GRT In Action

Gat So this is the Gatorade Recruiting Theory in action. There is a story floating in the worldwide web about Northwestern defensive lineman Todd Chandler supposedly leaning toward FIU and now apparently with his eye in Tampa for South Florida.

Well, it all could be just for TC to get back to his original school of choice -- across town in Coral Gables.

Spoke to some people close to the whole situation today and apparently, TC's heart has always been in Coral Gables, but that school is not happy about TC taking all these visits to other schools. So now other schools are coming into the mix, including your Panthers and the latest da bulls.

For those keeping score at home: TC is a 4-star defensive tackle and the No. 14-ranked player at his position in the nation. The Gatorade Recruiting Theory states that high school players have a tough enough time picking what flavor of Gatorade to drink, that picking what school they will play at for the next 3-4 years is almost impossible to know until he signs on National Signing Day.

We're still 50 days away from National Signing Day so stay tuned.



TheChampionUnderdog: hey pete, is it possible any of the seniors will get a look by the pros?

PP: Scott Bryant, Jeremiah Weatherspoon and Carlos Munera might get a look. All depends on how they and the other seniors do during FIU's NFL Pro Day.

SouthPaw: Pete, can you tell us who will get a redshirt from this past season? Is Edgar Theliar on track to be eligible next season?

PP: You can expect the following players to get redshirts - Junior Mertile, Jonathan Jackson, Franklin Brown, Dudley LaPorte, Terrance Taylor, Dez Johnson, Cain Elliott, Derrick Wimberly, Austin Tottle, Jairus Williams. Will look into Theliar.

jcalex22: Pete any news on potential early signees from the JUCO ranks?

PP: No early signees to pass along.

Ultimate FIU Fan: Pete, on the FIU front, aren’t there a couple of basketball players who will be eligible now in Dec for Coach Thomas? I hope so, if not, WOW we FIU hoops fans are in for a long season! Will there be an NFL day @ FIU for our seniors? If yes, when? Do you think any senior starter will get a smell at the draft? Will Scott Bryant, Munera, Weatherspoon or any senior be invited to the combine? Please let us know.

PP: Guard Martvaious Kee, a Temple transfer from last season, is expected to join FIU hoops in the next few weeks. There is an NFL Day, no date set yet. Not expecting any senior to be drafted, but some could get free agent tryouts.


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