"Florida gave me the option to come and rehab and red-shirt," said Channing, "or stay home and rehab and come in in January. I think it is best that I stay home and not waste a year. Now, I can get my knee better here and report in January and play in spring without having to red-shirt."
Crowder, 6-3 and 240+ pounds, had ACL surgery 10 weeks ago. That was his third surgery. He also had it in the 8th grade and 10th grade.
"I am not quite ready yet. I will stay home, work out and rehab, get a job and get down to Gainesville as much as possible. Two weeks ago, I started running and I know I have a ways to go. I plan on going to the University of Florida in January and in the spring I will be ready to start cracking some heads. I am not going anywhere else. I plan on playing for the Gators in 2003. I will be ready."