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Robert Marve still considering Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE -- A quick blog post today before we fire up the grill for a little Super Bowl cookout.

I spoke with Eugene Marve, father of former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Robert Marve, on Sunday while working on a recruiting story about the University of South Florida. According to Eugene, "there is an outside chance" that his son could pay his own way to Florida next semester and walk on the Gators' football team in the fall.

As you all probably know, Robert Marve cannot transfer to Florida and receive and atheltic scholarship next season due to transfer restrictions handed down by the University of Miami. Robert Marve is not enrolled in school this semester. According to Eugene, Robert is considering offers from South Florida, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Oklahoma.

Florida's high academic standards could prevent Robert Marve from transferring to UF as a general-population student, according to Eugene Marve. Universities generally lower their entrance standards for students on athletic scholarships. Of course, if Florida coach Urban Meyer really wants Robert Marve, I'm sure he could work it out with UF's admissions office.

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