The Florida Gators didn’t have room to sign a kicker in the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, but it now looks like they’re going to add one to the incoming freshman class.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Marvin Kloss, a three-star kicker from Naples Barron Collier, has decided to accept a walk-on offer from Florida. Kloss was offered a scholarship and grayshirt by South Florida. As a grayshirt, he would not have enrolled at USF until January of 2011. Now, he plans to be competing for possible playing time this summer in Gainesville.
Kloss is currently going through the admissions process.
“If they can get me in, I’m going up there,” he told the Times. “I want to play right away, and they’re a lot better (than USF) scholarship-wise with just one kicker and one punter on scholarship.”
Kloss will have an opportunity to eventually earn a scholarship at UF.
His admission to UF appears to be just a formality. His grade-point average and test scores have already earned him a Florida Bright Futures scholarship.