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Shaping up to be a banner class for UF

GAINESVILLE -- Receiver Andre Debose of Sanford Seminole faxed his national letter of intent to the Gators football office early this morning. The Gators' fax machine continues to scream this morning.

So far, the Gators have collected signatures from some of the best high school football players in the nation. The list includes receiver Andre Debose of Sanford Seminole and defensive tackle Gary Brown of Quincy West Gadsden.

In addition to Debose and Brown, Connecticut prep quarterback Jordan Reed has also faxed in his letter. Also, add running back Mike Gillislee of Deland to that list.

The biggest news of the day so far came around 11 a.m. when linebacker Jelani Jenkins of Olny (Md.) Good Counsel committed to the Gators. Even more than Debose and Brown, the commitment of Jenkins represents a sign that the Gators are turning into a national brand. Jenkins, rated nationally by Rivals.com as the No.2 outside linebacker, is an honors student with a 3.9 GPA. He chose the Gators over Notre Dame, Southern Cal, Penn State and Stanford.

"I went down to visit and I felt comfortable with all the coaches and all the players...It was great weather," Jenkins said. "We had a list of things we felt most important about -- a top 15 -- and Florida jumped out in every one, so we felt comfortable."

Just my opinion, but the signings of Debose, Brown and now Jenkins should be enough to give the Gators one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that UF commitment Marsalis Teague signed with Tennessee. Teague, a four-star prospect from Paris (Tenn.) Henry County, committed to Florida in December but apparently changed his mind after UT hired new coach Lane Kiffin.



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