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Florida WR/S getting new offers

Hialeah (Fla.) wide receiver/defensive back
Edwin Gelin has added to his list of scholarship offers.
"Kentucky and Troy State have been the latest to
offer," said Gelin, a member of the Rivals.com
Florida
Top 100 team who had previous offers from Florida, Georgia,
Rutgers, Northwestern and N.C. State.
"I'm really looking at everyone who's offered so
far, but there's three I'm mainly thinking about -- Florida, Kentucky and
Rutgers."
Why those three programs?
"With Florida, it's mainly the coaches and the whole
organization they've got there," he said. "I had a good time at their camp
and really got to know them well. I like the campus and the facilities
there, and the education.
"Kentucky's a school who has been recruiting me for
a while, but just here recently I've gotten more interested in them. I've
seen them on TV a couple of times, and I really like the way they play.
Plus, they feel like I could step in and contribute right away at safety.
That's something that appeals to me. I don't want to go somewhere and half
to wait two or three years to play.
"With Rutgers, it's basically the same thing. I can
go there and be a big part of their program. That's what they've been
telling me for a long time. They've been recruiting me as long as anyone."
Gelin (6-3, 190, 4.56) projects as either a wideout
or a free safety. The three main schools on his current list are all
recruiting him as a safety. He's also receiving interest from Florida State,
Miami, Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Virginia, Central Florida, Virginia Tech
and Pitt.
As a junior, he had 22 catches for 700 yards and
eight touchdowns offensively and 42 tackles and four interceptions on
defense to earn All-Dade County honors.
Through four games as a senior, he's recorded 10
catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, he's already
surpassed last year's tackle figure with 49 stops, and he's picked off two
passes.
"I don't really have a preference between offense
and defense, but I do like DB a lot," said Gelin, who has a reputation as a
big hitter. "Mainly, I just want to be on the field as much as possible."
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