Updating Florida's scholarship chart, how many Gators can add – 247Sports
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — GatorBait.net stops to update Florida’s current scholarship chart after a week that saw some significant attrition from both the roster and the commitment list.
Here’s where things stand, noting that we’re going to view things from the lens of early enrollees and early signees already counting against the current scholarship numbers.
Right now, Florida has a total of 78 players on scholarship (working on the assumption that former walk-ons keep their scholarships).
Most importantly, the Gators are believed to be able to take 24 initial counters in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Having already signed 13 early and taken two transfers in the form of Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes, that would leave Florida with a maximum of nine additions coming National Signing Day.
However, due to Randy Russell’s medical exemption prior to participating in much, there is a question of whether Florida would be able to appeal and recover his initial counter spot in the 2018 cycle. If it can and is successful with an appeal, the Gators could add as many as 10 come signing day.
So where does Florida stand when it comes to the 85-man cap, having 78 currently set to be on scholarship? Well, to reach that theoretical maximum class size of nine or 10 more additions, the Gators would need attrition of two to three from the current scholarship list.
That could come in the form of a walk-on no longer occupying a scholarship (former walk-on turned scholarship player R.J. Raymond participated in the team’s Senior Day activities and could vacate a spot). That could come in the form of a transfer or one of the six currently indefinite suspended players not returning to the team.
In any case, you can view the complete scholarship chart below