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Tennessee prep standout commits to Gators

GAINESVILLE -- Florida received a commitment from Marsalis Teague of Paris, Tenn., on Thursday. Projected to play cornerback in college, Teague chose UF over Alabama and Tennessee.

Teague is the Gators' 15th commitment of the 2009 recruiting cycle and the second cornerback of the class. A 5-10, 175-pound all-purpose player in for Paris Henry County High, Teague is considered one of Tennessee's best talents of 2009. He also has a 4.0 GPA, according to Paris Henry County coach Joe Gaddis.

--Florida practiced for the final time today before Christmas break. The team reports back to Gainesville after Christmas. UF quarterback Tim Tebow and linebacker Brandon Spikes have filled paperwork with the NFL draft advisory board, seeking formal evaluations of their potential draft projections. NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. told Gator Clause last week that Tebow will likely be drafted in the second or third round, if the junior quarterback decides to forgo his senior year of eligibility. Kiper said that Brandon Spikes could be a first-round pick if he runs well in the 40-yard dash.

--UF coaches played coy on Friday when asked if junior defensive end Jermaine Cunningham had filed his NFL draft advisory paperwork. UF coach Urban Meyer said he didn't know.

Happy Holidays, folks. I'm headed to Tampa on Saturday to cover the wonderful and riveting St. Petersburg Bowl between South Florida and Memphis. I'm headed to Birmingham (my hometown) after that. Don't worry, we'll be blogging all week.





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