FOUR BITS: Heater, Brown, Dorsey, QB recruits

By Adam Silverstein
January 12, 2010

1 » With Eastern Carolina’s Skip Holtz looking like the top candidate for the USF Bulls head coaching gig, the Florida Gators 2010 coaching staff may be solidified after all. Assistant head coach and defense/defensive line coach Dan McCarney was thought to be in consideration for the job, but it appears like he was not even contacted. Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel spoke with co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Chuck Heater, who also had other opportunities but turned them all down to continue working for head coach Urban Meyer. “I have a deep respect and relationship with Urban that goes back more than 20 years,” Heater said. “I’m joined at the hip with him. It’s personal for me.” Heater also indicated that he is impressed with new defensive coordinator George Edwards and believes that Florida will indeed see 3-4 fronts.

2 » Gators four-star running back commitment Mack Brown (Lithonia, GA) will be taking official visits to Florida (1/15), Florida State (1/22) and Tennessee (1/29) according to Brown’s high school head coach Corey Jarvis via Mark Wheeler of Rivals. Brown has been silent since Gators RB coach Kenny Carter left for the Louisville Cardinals. Also looking around is four-star defensive back Demar Dorsey (Lauderdale Lakes, FL), who will take official visits to the same schools: Tennessee (1/15), Florida State (1/22) and Florida (1/29). However, Dorsey recently upped his commitment level to “90 percent.”

3 » Two sources are reporting that Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback commit Andrew Hendrix (Cincinnati, OH) is seriously considering the Gators after visiting Gainesville, FL last weekend. Adam Gorney of Rivals has said that Florida is now considered the leader for Hendrix who is thinking things over with his parents while JC Shurburtt of ESPN says the decision is a “toss-up” between the two schools.

4 » The Gators have reached out to a number of the USC Trojans‘ commitments after it was learned that head coach Pete Carroll was stepping down. Along with five-star wide receiver Kyle Prater (Hillside, IL), Florida is also going after four-star QB Jesse Scroggins (Lakewood, CA). According to Shurburtt, the team is trying hard for him to take a visit across the country.


  1. O-town Gator says:

    I just hope Mack Brown and Demar Dorsey remain true to his Florida verbal and doesn’t let that weasel Kiffykins fill his head with notions. With all the rumors floating around about Meyer being struck down, he and his staff are pretty much out of ammo.

    That little puke up in Knoxville ought to read Sun-Tzu: the Art of War; he’s fighting a losing battle of words with all these jabs he keeps throwing at Meyer.

    The school out west can also spin all the rumors on Warchant they want, but they won’t hold water.

  2. Mr2Bits says:

    I really like our chances in topping this class off with some USC disregards to Carroll peacing out. Also not worried about Brown and Jarvis as they are just living the dream traveling around the country getting slopped up. Don’t blame them at all. Brown will be locked up and Dorsey sees us last before signing day so nothing to get riled about.

  3. Gatorfan33 says:

    If we go to a 3-4 I think we need a couple of more LB’s to insure depth.

  4. Brown and Dorsey are must-haves for this class. No doubt about it.

  5. O-town Gator says:

    If the Florida coaching staff made a diligent effort to get Elam, Powell and Floyd to verbal, I see no reason why they can’t retain Brown and Dorsey in this incoming class.

    Seeing that we’ve had five underclassmen declare for the NFL draft so far, there’s open competition for incoming freshmen to see some playing time this fal’; if these recruits feel they’re up to the task and our coaches feel that they’re Florida material, we want them. Given the fact that there’s been coaching change at a major power like USC and the recent success of Florida football by our reaching a BCS bowl two years in a row, the chance to be a part of a potential dynasty could be too good to pass up.

    As Coach Meyer said after we won last year’s National Championship, “You’d be out of your freaking mind not to want to come to Florida.” I can’t sa

  6. Mr2Bits says:

    WOW, Lane Kiffin new head coach of USC. What a shit show this is going to be.

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