Wenger Almost On Board

Sources have informed FightinGators.com that former Notre Dame offensive lineman Dan Wenger is almost cleared to enroll at Florida and join the football program. Wenger has already been granted a sixth year of eligibility to compete and he was released from Notre Dame after health issues. According to sources he has been cleared medically to play and is waiting on the admissions process for UF.

Dan Wenger played his high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale and was originally recruited to Florida in 2006 by then head coach Urban Meyer. Instead, he chose to travel out of state and attend Notre Dame where he signed with head coach Charlie Weis. Weis is currently the offensive coordinator at Florida.

Wenger was the starting center for the final part of the 2008 season and the most of the 2009 season before succumbing to head injuries that kept him off the field. He knows the Charlie Weis blocking schemes very well from his time spent on the field in games and practice.

The 2006 Army All-American would be a huge boost to an offensive line that lacks depth and experience. He would immediately become the most experienced lineman both in on the field plays and knowing the system, terminology, and line calls that a center has to make.

He would battle sophomore Jonotthan Harrison and junior Sam Robey at center and maybe allow Harrison to battle at a guard spot if necessary. It should be a win-win all around.

The last hurdle to pass according to sources is admissions to the University of Florida, but that is not expected to be an issue coming from Notre Dame.

Wenger has one year of eligibility left to play.

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