Florida Gators: Western Michigan Broncos

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Five offers are in for two-way lineman Poet Thomas (Beverley Hills, Mich./Country Day). It is a team yet to offer that joins one of those five programs at the top of Thomas’ list.

“Michigan state and Florida,” Thomas said are his co-leaders. The Gators have offered while Michigan State is still evaluating the 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior.

On Friday, Thomas checked out Michigan State.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida had just two players drafted over the past three days: defensive tackle Jaye Howard (fourth round, Seattle) and running back Chris Rainey (fifth round, Pittsburgh). Here are some numbers and stats to put that into perspective:

The Gators have had fewer than three players drafted in one year just five times since 1980: 2012, 2008, 1993, 1982 and 1980.

UF has had at least one player drafted in the first three rounds for the past 18 seasons. The last time UF didn’t have at least one player taken in the top three rounds was 1993 (Lawrence Hatch was a sixth-round pick by New England, and Will White was a seventh-round pick by Phoenix).

Florida’s streak of consecutive years with at least one first-round selection ends at five. Entering the draft, it was the longest active streak in the nation.

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QB Jacob Guy weighing options 

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Pasco (Dade City, Fla.) quarterback Jacob Guy could leave the state and take a scholarship or stay in Florida and take his chances.

It's a tough decision to make and the 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior might wait until after signing day to figure it out.

"I have no real timetable right now," Guy said. "I might wait until after signing day and see what shakes down."

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