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Reports: Florida signee Shawn Davis will not enroll early

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One of the Gators’ most vocal commits will have to wait to enroll at DBU.

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Florida Gators signee Shawn Davis will not enroll early for the university’s Spring term as planned, and will instead delay his enrollment until May, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

Per reporting from Luke Stampini, Thomas Goldkamp, and Ryan Bartow of 247Sports and Zach Abolverdi of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s SEC Country, Davis was unable to qualify for early enrollment by virtue of being short of the credits needed to do so, and will take a class — 247Sports reports that it will be an online class — to make up that credit before enrolling in May.

Davis also tweeted about “beat(ing) the odds” late Wednesday, after the reports of his delayed enrollment.

Enrolling in May could be for either Florida’s Summer A or C terms, which are part of the 2016-17 academic year, or for the Summer B term that is a part of the 2017-18 academic year. Enrolling for Summer A or C might allow Florida some leeway in how it counts Davis for NCAA scholarship purposes, would almost certainly get Davis to Gainesville on a full-time basis six weeks earlier, and could allow Davis to take enough credit hours in the summer to compensate for missing the Spring term.

Classes for the Summer A and C terms begin on May 8, with the former term’s classes ending on June 16, and the latter’s running for most of the summer before concluding on August 4. Summer B classes begin on June 26 and end on August 4.

Davis, a three-star cornerback, committed to Florida in August, and signed a financial aid agreement with the school in December.

247Sports additionally reported that linebacker James Houston is “on campus” in Gainesville. Florida has not announced anything about Houston, a planned early enrollee.