People have been calling and texting and wondering when new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is going to arrive in Gainesville. Well, he’s here. Actually, he’s not here, he’s on the road recruiting for the Gators, so he is now officially working for Florida less than a week after coaching the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense in the NFL playoffs.
On Friday, Weis was scheduled to be in the West Palm Beach area, paying a visit to Palm Beach Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett, one of the top-rated dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. It appears the Gators now want to add a second quarterback to this recruiting class to go along with Jeff Driskel, who is already enrolled at UF.
With the Gators hosting several recruits this weekend, Weis will be in Gainesville with Will Muschamp and the rest of the Florida coaches.
There is no word yet (from the Brantley family) whether Weis has had a chance to sit down with senior quarterback John Brantley, who is enrolled in classes but has been holding off on a decision whether to remain at UF until he meets with Weis.
Hill makes if official
As expected, junior free safety Will Hill has filed his paperwork to enter the NFL Draft. Hill’s father, Will Hill, confirmed to The Sun earlier in the week that his son was declaring for the draft and would skip his senior season at UF.
“Although I didn’t have a chance to coach Will Hill, we certainly wish him the best of luck in the NFL,’’ Muschamp said. “Like all of our players, we hope he understands the value of his education and returns to get his degree.”
Surgery for two UF players
Florida football players David Young and Neiron Ball underwent successful surgeries this week, head coach Will Muschamp announced Friday.
Young, a 6-foot-4, 304-pound offensive lineman, had surgery to remove hardware from his left knee that was in place from a previous surgery in September. Young, a redshirt sophomore in 2010, appeared in the first two games of the year before his surgery ended his season. It is anticipated that Young will be limited for spring practice.
Ball, a 6-2, 214-pound linebacker, had surgery to repair a sports hernia. Ball was a key member of UF’s special teams units, appearing in all 13 games and tallying 10 tackles as a true freshman in 2010. Ball is expected to return and participate in spring drills.