OJ Murdock, the mercurial wide receiver from Tampa
Middleton, is ready to pull the trigger on a
scholarship offer from Coach Urban Meyer and the
Florida Gators when he visits Gainesville this
In a conversation with Gator Country Tuesday evening,
Murdock stated that if everything checks out in
Gainesville this weekend he will go ahead and make a
public commitment to the Gators. Murdock said that he
is a lifetime Florida fan who has always wanted to be
a Gator. The weekend trip, he said, is simply an
exercise to be certain that he's making the right
choice and that he will know for sure once he's talked
to coaches, toured the campus, visited with the
academic support people, etc.
Murdock has been rumored to have some grade issues but
he said that he's retaken the SAT and he's quite
confident that he has made a qualifying score.
The 6-0, 185-pounder, will be allowed to run track and
play football while at Florida. He has been
electronically timed at 10.3 seconds in the 100-meter
dash. He's the son of Calvin Murdock, who played
college football at Troy State and in the NFL with the
New England Patriots.
Gator Country will be providing an indepth interview
with O.J. Murdock later this evening.