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UF holding a scholarship for top tight end

GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban Meyer said on Wednesday that there is a possibility of a late addition to the Gators' 2009 recruiting class.

UF is likely holding a scholarship for Tampa Plant tight end/receiver Orson Charles, who is visiting Southern Cal this weekend. Charles (6-2, 230 pounds) is also considering Georgia.

Meyer seemed a bit upset about losing Pahokee receiver Nu'Keese Richardson to Tennessee on National Signing Day. Florida's coach said he watched a highlight film of receiver Andre Debose before his 1 p.m. press conference to set his mind at ease.

"Before I came down here I flipped on [Debose's] highlight video one last time before I have to go deal with some issues," Meyer said. "I left with a big smile on my face."

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin also persuaded UF commitment Marsalis Teague of Paris (Tenn.) Henry County to sign with the Vols on Wednesday. The Gators also lost out on Georgia prep defensive lineman Jarvis Jones, who signed with Southern Cal. Before National Signing Day, two other prep standouts withdrew their oral commitments to UF. Defensive end Nick Kasa signed with Colorado on Wednesday and cornerback Greg Reid, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's player of the year, signed with Florida State.



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