Signee Dante Phillips Won't Play For Florida Football After All

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Will Muschamp of the Florida Gators wipes his face during a game against the UAB Blazers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

For more on Gators football, visit Florida blog Alligator Army, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

Among those three Florida defensive linemen whose freshmen years were in peril due to academics, two -- Dante Fowler and Jonathan Bullard -- are probably going to be cleared to enroll and play soon. But the third, Dante Phillips, is already making plans to play his college ball elsewhere, ideally in the SEC, he tells Robbie Andreu.

The 6'6, 270-pound Phillips was rated a four-star defensive tackle by Rivals, the ninth-best at his position and the 24th-best overall in the state of Florida. So, yep, you can bet somebody else in the SEC would like to give him a shot. There's also the ACC, though Miami's not really any easier of a school:

For more on Gators football, visit Florida blog Alligator Army, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

While we’re here, let’s watch some college football videos from SB Nation’s new YouTube channel together:

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