Gator Bites: Florida Football Recruiting and News

Larry SnarkvilleAnalyst IJanuary 20, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Alex Daniels #4 of the Cincinnati Bearcats sacks quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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So much for the so-called "dead period" of the college football recruiting world. Recent news from Shangri-La South, aka Gainesville, has been anything but.

Here are some thoughts:

1. According to Only Gators Get Out Alive , potential Gator and four-star OL, Eric Mack (St. Matthew's, SC) has spurned Steve (Spurrier) and now the Gators, having decided to ply his wares on the Plains of Auburn. The site also mentions that Florida has anywhere between two to four scholarships left to still offer out.

2. Reports surfacing on the web, seem to point to erstwhile Florida Golden Boy Tim Tebow as the next in line to grace the cover of the yet to be released 2011 version of NCAA Football. Additionally, Tebow is generating a lot of attention about his rumored Super Bowl advertisement advocating "family values."

3. Former Gator corner-back and newly-monnikered ranidaphobian, Wondy Pierre-Louis turned himself in to Gainesville Police after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend's apartment and threatening her. He subsequently posted a bond of $40,000 and was released from the Alachua County (FL) jail. That same girlfriend has now taken the position that Pierre-Louis "couldn't hurt a frog". So that's why McElroy et al had such a field day against the vaunted Gator "D" in the SEC Championship debacle.

4. And the pièce de résistance, University of Florida "network coordinator," Steve Babick (have you seen the picture of this dude on the web? Can I get a Pee-Wee Herman?!), has been fired by the University Athletic Association after being charged in federal court with "receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography." Are you kidding me?

Folks, you can't make this stuff up.

And just when we thought it was safe to rent a Lexus in Knoxville....

@#%$!!...stinking live in glass house don't throw stones quote!

***UPDATED*** recently posted an article called Top 20 College Football Recruiting Classes. It ranks UF number 1 as of January 18, 2010.