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Urban Meyer involved and actively recruiting until further notice

It appears Florida coach Urban Meyer's indefinite leave of absence is indefinitely on hold. Meyer is "actively" recruiting this month, according to a source close to the team.

Don't expect anything to change until after National Signing Day, which falls on Feb. 3 this year. Meyer began calling prospects immediately after the recruiting deadline ended earlier this week. One long conversation he had with West Palm Beach Dwyer safety Matt Elam added more doubt to Elam's recruiting process. He committed to Florida State when news broke of Meyer's resignation but is now apparently having second thoughts after speaking with Meyer about faith. Elam is expected to enroll in school next week, wherever he goes.

Meyer and his Gators are expecting a big weekend for recruiting. The U.S. Army All-American game is on Saturday in Texas and several players could announce commitments to Florida during the game, which is on national television. Defensive end Ronald Powell of California is expected to commit to Florida and UF is hoping to land a commitment from defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd of Philadelphia, Pa. I spoke with Floyd for a few minutes during his official visit earlier this season. This guy (6-3, 310 pounds) is a beast of beasts.

On Friday, Florida interim coach Steve Addazio and assistants Scot Loeffler and D.J. Durkin, the Gators' new linebackers coach, are headed to Ohio for an in-home visit with five-star linebacker Jordan Hicks. Hicks is considering Florida, Ohio State and Texas.

In other news...
Tight end Aaron Hernandez is officially gone...Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are talking their decisions over one more time with their family before announcing their decisions...No news on Major Wright is good news that Wright will LIKELY return to school...Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is as good as gone.

-jo-

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