FG Flash: Orson Charles

Tampa Plant standout Orson Charles took in The Swamp to watch the Gators and Hurricanes renew the rivalry on Saturday. Today, he told FightinGators.com what he thought of the game.

"I had a real good time at the game Saturday night," Charles said. "I made the trip with a couple teammates and coaches of mine, it was cool."

At 6-3, 225-pounds many believe that Charles would be a perfect fit with what head coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Dan Mullen like to do with the tight ends. It is one of the reasons that Charles is considering the Gators, the ability to flex out the tight end and make plays in the passing game.

"I had a chance to talk to coach Meyer and coach Hevesy and basically told them that I was focused on my senior season."

As far as which teams Charles may favor at this time he is in no rush to trim his list.

"I have not narrowed it down at all right now. I am still looking at all the schools that are looking at me. I have basically received calls from every school that has offered me."

Plant dropped a heartbreaking loss to Armwood High School and Charles knows his team did not perform the way they should have.

"We dropped one to Armwood this past Friday night because we didn't do what we were supposed to. I had a couple catches but we didn't play the way we are capable of playing."

MY TAKE:
Many believe that Orson is already a Miami Hurricane, and I can't blame them for the simple fact that he stated himself that the Canes are his dream school. It is very natural to believe that's where he will end up or any other recruit for that matter that comes out publicly and says that about any one school. Charles handles the recruiting game very well and since that comment two months ago has never really said anything that would give you any indication one way or the other. He is a very competitive player and he wants the chance to make plays. Last season the Canes top tight end had 13 catches barely cracking the 100-yard mark at 105 and a touchdown. In comparison, the Gators combined for 43 catches for 659 yards and nine touchdowns. Without question the better place to play if you are a tight end is at Florida. It remains to be seen how many times Miami will use the tight end over the course of the season. Having said that, I give the Canes the edge to land Orson Charles at this time over Florida and Georgia.

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