UFI chats once again with Merci Falaise to ask what happens next? He graduates in a few weeks from Washington-Wilkes High School in Georgia. The Gators are still hot on the trail for the big OL.
The recruiting saga of Merci Falaise
is almost over. Falaise, an OL prospect from Washington (Ga.) Wilkes High School, did not sign with anyone in February. He suffered a hip injury (junior season) late in the season and it required surgery last spring. Falaise played in all but two games last season but was never quite the same. He was set on attending Georgia Military College to show the big schools he could still play. As UFInsider.com recently reported, the Gators could possibly offer Falaise a scholarship and add him to their 2002 recruiting class.
"I talked with Florida today (Thursday)," said Falaise. "I spoke with Coach (Larry) Fedora. He said they will come by the school sometime next week… Wednesday or Thursday. I think they are going to offer. If they do, I will accept."
Florida is still actually waiting on some information from Falaise's doctors. What will likely happen next is that Falaise will come into Gainesville for an official visit. There, he could be further examined (I am checking the rules on that).
Falaise was offered a scholarship by Kentucky, South Carolina and Arkansas but as time expired near Signing Day, these teams filled up and Falaise was without a college home. If things do not work out for Florida with him, he will likely attend GMC.