All but one member of the Florida Gators’ 2017 recruiting class has now joined the Gators. Four-star wide receiver signee James Robinson is still not officially enrolled at UF.
Robinson was being courted by the Gators until he reportedly wasn’t, due to his receiving of a marijuana possession citation during an official visit to Ohio State. But in a stunning Signing Day surprise, Florida head coach Jim McElwain announced Robinson’s addition to the Gators’ class after all.
Five players early enrolled with the Gators in January, and Florida welcomed the rest of the 2017 signees, sans Robinson, before the start of Summer B classes this week.
Excited to officially welcome #Swamp17 home today!! Welcome to The Swamp, guys. #GoGators pic.twitter.com/6eCPndwBZn— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) June 20, 2017
McElwain then acknowledged the enrollment of two more players, both graduate transfers - one of whom is arguably the most anticipated addition to the 2017 Gators.
Excited to officially welcome Jake Fruhmorgen & Malik Zaire to the @GatorsFB family!! #GoGators pic.twitter.com/2rcuOARu7Y— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) June 26, 2017
Initially, it had been reported that Robinson’s admissions holdup was UF related, but other reports now indicate that he is awaiting the green light from the NCAA. As add/drop for Summer B closed earlier this week, it appears that Robinson will likely not join the Gators until they start fall camp towards the end of July.
The incoming freshman does appears on Florida’s recently posted 2017 roster, complete with a biography page and a jersey number assignment (85).
It appears that Robinson’s joining the Gators is more a matter of when than if.