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RECRUITING: Class of '09 thin at receiver/tight end

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Happy Festivus.

So, did anyone watch the final minutes of the 6A high school state championship? Pretty sure a couple UF fans wouldn't mind seeing Seminole's Andre Dubose donate to the Gators' Human Fund next season. The Gators only have one receiver commitment (Nu'Keese Richardson of Pahokee) this recruiting cycle and could stand to use another. It's a tough sell for the Gators, though. UF loses two receivers (possibly three, Riley Cooper to the MLB Draft?) this season but returns six/seven (David Nelson, Deonte Thompson, Carl Moore, Paul Wilson, Omarius Hines, Frankie Hammond Jr., T.J. Lawrence).

RECEIVER COMMITMENT: Nu'Keese Richardson, Pahokee (5-8, 151 pounds). Another smallish skill player.
GRADE: C, If Nuke is anything like Janoris Jenkins (another Pahokee guy) then UF might not need another receiver commitment.

While UF isn't hurting for receivers, the Gators definitely need to add depth at tight end on Feb. 4. (National Signing Day). UF returns one tight end next season (junior Aaron Hernandez) but the Gators only have one commitment so far. Two more would be ideal.

TIGHT END COMMITMENT: Desmond Parks of Greer, S.C. (6-4, 218) Can Parks play right away?
GRADE: D, With the loss of Cornelius Ingram and Tate Casey, UF needs depth at tight end.

Up tomorrow...Offensive line.

-jo-

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