Jalen Tabor might be the best cornerback in college football next season. He might also get to prove his skills against one of the best NFL wide receivers of the millennium this weekend, as Cincy Jungle points out.
Tabor and Ochocinco had a back-and-forth about the prospect of meeting on the field in April.
Are the Gator defensive backs in town? I have my cleats & would love to put on a 1 on 1 clinic & route em all up‼️— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 23, 2016
Early Friday, Tabor reissued the challenge, sort of.
Ochocinco appears to be in Atlanta this weekend, which isn't so far that Tabor couldn't get there either from his home state of Maryland or Gainesville...
It's a beautiful morning in ATL, headed to watch @BabyChaiel_85 run the 2 & 400 meters at West Lake High School— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 28, 2016
...but Tabor hasn't tweeted since his Friday morning message, and Ochocinco hasn't tweeted him back. While I imagine we will eventually see some routes run by the former Bengal against the ascendant Gator, I wouldn't count on that happening this weekend.
Ochocinco's history with Florida, while short, is storied. The South Florida native has remained active in football since his retirement from the sport, and met with the team in 2012. He also staged a Twitter-based campaign to be Florida's wide receivers coach while the position remained vacant in 2015, which got us chuckling.