Marve not ruling out restricted schools

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Well, things didn't exactly go as planned Thursday for former Miami quarterback Robert Marve, although the restrictions on his transfer were lifted a bit more to allow him to go to Central Florida or South Florida.

"That's not really what we were after," his father, Eugene, told me this morning in a telephone interview. "We were after our SEC schools."

And national champion Florida is still at the top of their list.

"We're not taking anything off the table because of those restrictions," Eugene Marve said. "We're still looking at the same teams."

That would also include LSU and Tennessee. As far as I understand, Marve would have to join those teams as a walk-on.

"We'll see how it works out," Eugene Marve said. "It's got to be the right choice."

Regardless, the Marves are moving on, and this has ended at Miami. This soap opera hasn't seemed to affect recruiting, either. Randy Shannon is building the No. 10 class in the country, according to ESPN.com. FSU is one step ahead, though, and North Carolina isn't far behind.