Gator News And World Report (12/16/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Friday, December 16, 2005. Hodge is on an upswing; Gators pick up another big-name recruit; Despite verbal committment to Miami, James looking elsewhere; Recruits Continue Visits; Another honor for LaPorta; Gators working to fill loss of Portis; QB will be perfect fit for Gators; Top QB prospect goes for Gators and more...

Florida Gator Football

Gators pick up another big-name recruit
Not only have the Florida Gators been picking up a lot of commitments lately in recruiting, they've been gaining a great deal of national exposure along the way.

Despite verbal committment to Miami, James looking elsewhere
Immokalee's Javarris James, who verbally committed to the Canes last summer, is now considering Florida, South Florida, Nebraska and USC

Recruits Continue Visits
Westfield star running back Evan Royster doesn't know what college football program he will be playing for next season. But the Northern Region's Offensive Player of the Year is keeping his options open.

Gators working to fill loss of Portis
Gavin Dickey and Cornelius Ingram were throwing passes in practice this week. They were also catching passes.

QB will be perfect fit for Gators
The Florida Gators got more than their man when quarterback Tim Tebow picked them over basically every other school in the country.

Top QB prospect goes for Gator
Tim Tebow kept everyone waiting until the last possible minute. No one - not his fans, friends, coaches or even family members - knew where Tebow, widely considered the top prep quarterback in the country, was headed until he announced his decision to play for the Florida Gators on national television Tuesday afternoon.

Florida Gator Basketball

Hodge is on an upswing
Mired in a 1-for-15 shooting slump to start his college basketball career, freshman Florida guard Walter Hodge never wavered.

Florida Gator Baseball

Another honor for LaPorta
Matt LaPorta needs no introduction this season. Coming off a record-setting performance last spring, the University of Florida slugger has been named to the seventh annual preseason Division I All-America baseball team.

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