The Dirty Dozen: Part 2

The Florida Gators are sitting with 17 verbal commitments for the class of 2010 and could go as high as 10 more to round out this year's class. Today we take a look at part 2 of the "Dirty Dozen."

Part 1 included Ronald Powell, Chaz Green, Chris Dunkley, Josh Shaw, Jeff Luc and Sharrif Floyd. It's hard to imagine Part 2 having the same kind of talent but that is exactly the case and leading off the list is no other than Christian Jones.

1. Christian Jones: The 6-3 and 220-pound linebacker/defensive end from Winter Park (FL) Lake Howell High School is taking a very hard look at the nation's top defense. Rumored to be a long time Florida State lean, Jones has now said that he is really feeling the Gators. "I am really feeling UF they are definitely one of my top choices." Jones speaks with Coach Urban Meyer and Coach Charlie Strong on a regular basis.

2. Lamarcus Joyner: The 5-,9 175-pound athlete with 4.4 speed could line up at a number of positions at the next level ranging from safety, corner or even wide receiver. It has appeared to be down to three for some time now with Florida State, Ohio State and Florida. It now appears that Joyner as Jones could be souring on Florida State leaving Ohio State and Florida as the front runners to land the multi-talented superstar from Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He has made three trips to Ohio State but keeps in contact with Coach Vance Bedford at Florida.

3. Johnavon Fulton: The 6-0, 180-pound lock down corner might be one of the most complete corners in the nation. Possessing a rare combination of height and speed Fulton was once rumored to be an Alabama lean then quickly changed for the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks. This weekend Fulton will be on hand in Tuscaloosa as Alabama will host Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks. Last weekend Fulton was supposed to be in Baton Rouge as LSU hosted the Gators but he was not able to attend. Fulton from Manning (SC) Manning High School has this to say about the Gators. "I am really taking a hard look at them and will take an official visit for the Vandy game."

4. Christian Green: Green who is a teammate of offensive tackle Chaz Green in Tampa (FL) Tampa Catholic is a 6-1, 185-pound wide receiver that plays quarterback at the high school level. Green like Christian Jones, Lamarcus Joyner and others were all thought to have been Florida State "Locks." The tail spin that the Seminoles are in have caused more than a few prospects to turn the other way at this time. Whether or not they turn back to Tallahassee remains to be seen at but the beneficiary of this is clearly the Florida Gators. Green like Chaz has visited Gainesville in upwards of eight times. His father seems to be pushing Florida while his mother clearly wants Florida State. Green visited Athens a few weeks ago and the Bulldogs might be in a position to be a compromise for mom and dad. Georgia doesn't have as many issues as the Seminoles but the 3-3 start is not attractive.

5. Owamagbe Odighizuwa: The 6-3 and 240-pound rush end from Portland (OR) Douglass High School has yet to step foot on Florida campus. However, he remains in constant communication with the Florida staff and will take an official visit to Gainesville for Tim Tebows and Brandon Spikes last ever home game in The Swamp. His mother would like to see him stay closer to home and normally what mom wants mom gets. If the Gators have an open spot on the defensive line at the end of the season and he indeed makes this official visit things could get very interesting. Remember the Gators chances seemed slim with Josh Shaw until he and his family took a visit to Gainesville.

6. Jordan Hicks: The 6-2 and 225-pound five-star linebacker has played things as close to the vest as anyone. It does appear that the Gators are right in the mix for the nation's No. 2 ranked backer. Hicks recently had this to say about the Florida Gators and a potential official visit.

October 5th with Allen Trieu (Scout.com)
Hicks confirmed that an official visit will be taken to Florida in December, although an exact date has not been named yet.

Head Coach Larry Cox: Scott Loeffler stopped up Thursday. We talked about it. The way they do the official visits, they want them at a time where they can spend a lot of time. They don't like to do official visits on games; if that's the only way you can do it then that's fine, but they like to do it when they can spend a lot of time with the recruit. Scott and I had a great meeting when he was up here."

**There are a host of players for a variety of reasons that I left off this list and it has nothing to do with talent/grades etc..The main reason is they don't want people knowing the kind of interest they have in the Gators at this time. More than a few of them have gone public to other teams.**


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