Posted: 12:08 pm Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
By Jason Lieser
Now that Robert Clark has had a few days to reevaluate his situation, he seems inclined to forego the spring semester at Dwyer and enroll at the University of Florida next month.
Clark, who committed to the Gators two weeks ago, was shaken by Urban Meyer’s weekend whirlwind of resigning and un-resigning. He said Sunday there was “too much going on” and wanted another semester to think about his college plans, but today he sounded like he was ready to head to Gainesville.
“I’ll probably change my mind and just leave,” Clark said. “I haven’t made up my mind.”
His final decision is likely to come by the end of the week.
Clark (5-9, 160, 4.39, No. 14 on The Big Board) was only considering Florida and Tennessee, but said he no longer intends to visit the Volunteers.
He said he will most likely sign with the Gators. If that decision is firm, it’s hard to think of any reason for Clark to stick around Palm Beach Gardens for a few more months.
Dwyer linebackers Gerald Christian and Matt Elam, who are likely to play tight end and safety, respectively, were also committed to Florida. Christian said Sunday he will follow through on his original plan to enroll early, but Elam said he needs another semester at Dwyer to consider his options.
Coach Jack Daniels said all three players completed the necessary course work to finish high school a semester early, but none had officially graduated and they could still return to take elective classes.