Florida football coach Dan Mullen and the Gators open preseason practice Friday morning. But the first order of business was media day Thursday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and then reporting for duty at 5 p.m.
Mullen said true freshman wide receiver Dionte Marks has been cleared to enroll and is on the roster, while Arjei Henderson will be in this weekend. Both were dealing with academic issues.
Freshman offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson, who is from the Bahamas, is still waiting on his VISA to be issued before he can report.
Offensive coordinator/line coach John Hevesy said he felt good about his starting five offensive linemen coming out of the spring.
“I think we have some pretty good offensive linemen. They just haven’t played much,” Mullen said earlier.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham likes what he’s seen from the team so far. “I like the attitude of our team as a whole,” he said.