Karras said that Jones was told about the situation before this morning, too. "I don't think it was that late," he said. "It was three or four days ago."
This isn't a shot at Jones, who is rated three stars by Scout.com. He would have been an excellent addition to the class, but apparently Florida, which has three receivers committed and three others coming in this weekend is satisfied.
About Jones, Coach Karras said, "He's an excellent athlete, he has exceptional hands, good speed, and quickness as a route runner. He's a good football player with a good vertical leap. He is also a very good baseball player."
GATOR COUNTRY TAKE: Daryl Jones won't be a part of this class, and this is a clear indication where the Gators stand with the remaining wideouts on the board. Florida has commitments from David Nelson, Louis Murphy and Nyan Boateng. Eric Sledge is committed and has been told he will be able to have his first shot at wide receiver although most expect he will eventually end up at safety. In this weekend are Derrick McPhearson, who signed with the Gators last year but went to prep school, OJ Murdock, Brandon La Fell and LaVar Lobdell. The target number for the coaching staff has been six wide receivers.