Dante Fowler Jr. cleared to enroll

The day started off with bad news for Florida fans when Venice, Fla., defensive tackle Dante Phillips was denied admission into Florida, but the Gators received good news late Monday.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has been waiting to be cleared to enroll and late this afternoon he finally received the phone call he has been waiting for from Florida football coach Will Muschamp himself.

“Coach Muschamp called me and said I was cleared to enroll,” Fowler said. “I’m leaving sometime today to report. I will be rooming with Matt Jones, too.”

This is big news for Florida as Fowler Jr. is expected to compete for the back-up role at the BUCK linebacker position behind Lerentee McCray.

Now that Fowler Jr. has been cleared to enroll the Gators are now just waiting word on whether Shelby (N.C.) Crest defensive end Jonathan Bullard will be able to enroll.

Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for students to register for Summer B classes, so Bullard should learn his status by tomorrow afternoon.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.