GAINESVILLE -- Good news for the future, Gators fans. A couple of this preseason's most impressive freshmen appear to be in line for a redshirt. Who else gets an extra year of eligibility? Three games into the season here's my list. Thoughts? Meyer says he doesn't like to redshirt players, but it seems unavoidable this season.
DE William Green: Participated in the first three games. Could see action along the defensive line on Saturday.
FS Will Hill: Ranked eighth in tackles (9).
RB Jeff Demps: 5 carries, 75 yards, TD
DT Matt Patchan: Two tackles in three games
CB Janoris Jenkins: 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery against Tennessee. Could start on Saturday.
K Caleb Sturgis: He does kickoffs.
DT Omar Hunter: Didn't play against Tennessee
(Players listed below haven't played yet.)
NEEDS TO REDSHIRT
DT Bryan Jones: Interior defensive lineman usually take one to two years to be successful in the SEC.
WR Omarius Hines: Needs to bulk up and take the offseason seriously.
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Showed promise during the preseason but hasn't sniffed the field.
LB Lerentee McCray: Plenty of depth at LB
DE Earl Okine: Separate Okine from Trattou, Lemmens and Dunlap.
LB/FB T.J. Pridemore Who is this?
OL Sam Robey: Get him healthy
OL David Young: Like Robey, should be 100 percent by next spring
CB Jeremy Brown: Injured his back this offseason. Could start at nickel next year.
LB Brendan Beal (medical)
DB Adrian Bushell
NEEDS TO PLAY
WR T.J. Lawrence: No need to redshirt three receivers.