GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three recruits who had been projected to sign with Florida are now off the board.
James Robinson, a 4-star wide receiver from Lakeland, Fla., is no longer a target for the Gators. As of Saturday, UF coach Jim McElwain had chosen to continue recruiting Robinson after meeting with him on Friday and vetting his marijuana citation while on an official visit to Ohio State.
However, the UF administration got involved Monday and Florida won’t be sending Robinson a letter of intent. The decision was not based solely on his citation, SEC Country has learned.
McElwain called Robinson, his mother and the Lakeland staff Monday to inform them. He also reached out to 18 college coaches to help Robinson find a new destination.
The Under Armour Armour All-American no longer will make his decision on National Signing Day.
As of Monday night, Oklahoma commit Charleston Rambo (Cedar Hill, Texas) is the only wide receiver still being pursued by the Gators. He officially visited UF last weekend.
“I’m still solid to them,” Rambo said of the Sooners. “But I’m going to keep considering Florida. I need to really look into them this week, and if something changes with my commitment, I’ll let everybody know.”
If the Gators cannot flip Rambo, 4-star commit Daquon Green (Tampa, Fla.) likely will be their only receiver signee Wednesday. Early enrollee Kadarius Toney, a 3-star athlete, is expected to end up at receiver as well.
Update on Gaddy twins
The Maryland defensive tackle commits enjoyed their trip to UF and it appeared a flip to the Gators would happen on signing day. However, the latest intel is that they will not receive the green light to commit to Florida.
The Gaddy twins both have academic hurdles ahead of them and the Gators must sign at least two more defensive tackles. Florida cannot afford to pass on other targets and fill its needs at the position with a pair of prospects who may not qualify.
Elijah Conliffe, a 4-star defensive tackle from Hampton, Va., decides Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. ET. His finalists are Florida, Louisville, Penn State and Tennessee.
— Elijah Conliffe (@ElijahPrime) January 31, 2017
Tedarrell “T.J.” Slaton, a 4-star DT from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announces Wednesday at 8 a.m. ET. The U.S. Army All-American will choose between Florida and Georgia.
The Gators are also still in play for JUCO defensive tackle Malik Young (Eastern Arizona C.C.) and Georgia DT commit Devonte Wyatt (Decatur, Ga.). Young is down to Missouri and UF, while Wyatt is deciding whether to stick with UGA or flip to Florida or South Carolina.