Gators lead for Powell? More: Luc, Green, Fulton

By Adam Silverstein
November 9, 2009

A top five player in the country, five-star defensive end Ronald Powell (Moreno Valley, CA) got his SAT results back last week and is now academically qualified to play at schools such as the University of Florida. Scoring a 900 on the test to go along with his improved 2.9 GPA, Powell is still deciding between the Florida Gators and USC Trojans. ESPN’s Greg Biggins says the Gators “have been heavy leaders for some time now for Powell and that remains the case,” going on to say “it will be a pretty big surprise if the talented lineman ends up anywhere other than Gainesville next fall.” That is surprising news considering Powell had previously been 50-50 on his decision, at least publicly. Already visiting Florida a couple times on his own dime, Powell plans to return soon for an official visit before giving USC a shot at his services.

Going hard after five-star linebacker Jeff Luc (Port St. Lucie, FL) and for good reason…he’s the best at his position in the entire country. Luc visited the Gators unofficially this past weekend and came away impressed. However, the key to signing Luc may rest on whether or not defensive coordinator Charlie Strong takes a head coaching job after this season. “As long as Charlie Strong is there, Florida is a strong player,” Jeff’s brother Alex Luc told Rivals. “They have a strong relationship. He calls him his uncle. I could believe anybody that meets him will have a strong relationship with him because of who he is. He’s a well-mannered person who carries himself the right way, he’s really down-to-earth, he takes care of business but he’s a nice guy.” Luc remains undecided, and an official visit to Florida in December will give the Gators a good shot at landing this prized recruit. First, however, he will travel to visit the Georgia Bulldogs next weekend; Luc has already visited the Tennessee Volunteers and USC and plans to check out the LSU Tigers as well.

More recruiting news on Chaz Green and John Fulton after the jump…

Four-star offensive tackle Chaz Green (Tampa, FL), was a heavy Florida lean throughout most of the recruiting process. After paying a visit to Tennessee, they have joined his top three which also includes USC. Having already gone on his official visit to Knoxville, TN, Green has the Gators next up during Florida State Seminoles weekend and plans to visit the Trojans after the season.

Calling the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks his favorite after visiting Florida this past weekend, four-star cornerback John Fulton (Manning, SC) still had a good time in Gainesville, FL. “I met with Coach [Urban] Meyer for about an hour and half after the game,” he told The State. Fulton has yet to evaluate his visit with the Gators, though certainly has them at the top of his list.


  1. ReptilesRule says:

    Excited about our class this year. Biggest needs are WRs and both lines of scrimmage. Looks like it’s taking shape!!

  2. Jordan K says:

    All IMO. Dunkley is looking around and hates to admit that he’s going to Florida. Ronald Powell and Joshua Shaw taking flights from cal to Florida isn’t cheap tickets on your own dime. Florida I the team to beat. With Chaz green he will go to Florida AS LONG AS tenn gets James stone and jawuan james. As long as Charles strong is at UF Luc will be chomping. Fulton is going to be a gamecock. Unless he really wants to be on a team thats a winning program.

  3. Jordan – I agree with almost everything you wrote. Not sure why Dunkley “hates to admit” he’s going to Florida though..where are you coming from on that? I think Powell will end up in orange and blue.

  4. Gatorfan33 says:

    We will not get Luc because this is the year that Strong get a HC job and it is about time.

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