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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Jenkins picks Gators

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

It's been a big day for Florida so far and just got even bigger with Jelani Jenkins' announcement that he was signing with the Gators.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Jenkins is the kind of explosive difference-maker that dotted the Florida defense a year ago. He's rated by Scouts Inc. as the No. 2 outside linebacker prospect in the country and will only add bulk to his frame when he gets into a college strength and conditioning program.

Jenkins, who's from Wheaton, Md., picked Florida over Penn State.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Gators landed safety Joshua Evans of Irvington, N.J., receiver Andre Debose of Sanford, Fla., and defensive tackle Gary Brown of Quincy, Fla. All three players are rated among the top handful of prospects at their position.

The Gators are still waiting on several prospects, including linebacker Jarvis Jones of Columbus, Ga., receiver Nu'Keese Richardson of Pahokee, Fla., and running back Marsalis Teague of Paris, Tenn.

Richardson and Teague have both been committed to Florida for some time, but there are rumblings that both players may change it up at the last minute and sign with Tennessee.