Tennessee is back in the picture for two prospects from Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Wide receiver Robert Clark and athlete Matt Elam are reconsidering their commitments to Florida because of Sunday’s news that Urban Meyer plans to take an indefinite leave of absence as the Gators’ head coach.
Clark and Elam were both planning to enroll at Florida in January.
Instead, Clark said the two players will likely stay at Dwyer for another semester to allow more time to make a decision.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Clark, who maintained he’s still committed to Florida, said he plans to visit UT next month.
Clark said he heard this weekend from UT coach Lane Kiffin.
“They have a great staff,” Clark said of the Vols. “(Kiffin) talked to me about their need at wide receiver.”
Clark could fill UT’s need for a playmaker at receiver, according to Dwyer coach Jack Daniels.
“Any time Robert touches the ball he’s got a chance to score,” Daniels said.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Elam is one of the top prospects in the state of Florida.
He took an official visit to UT in October before reaffirming his commitment to Florida.
Daniels spent time with Elam on Sunday and said along with Florida he’s considering UT, Georgia, Florida State and Miami.
Daniels said Elam has become “sick” of the recruiting process.
“He didn’t want to talk to anybody,” Daniels said of Elam. “I think he knows something’s wrong up in Gainesville and the process is starting all over again.”
Dwyer tight end Gerald Christian, who’s also committed to Florida, spoke with Elam on Sunday.
Christian said Elam was “mad” about the uncertainty regarding Meyer.
“Through all these years he always wanted to be coached by Urban Meyer,” Christian said.