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Road Trip: Florida TE gives Urban Meyer a hug

1:59 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2008

Orson Charles of Tampa, Fla., who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tight end by Rivals, has been to so many college campuses since last spring for recruiting tours, prospect camps, or passing-league tournaments that he can’t quite remember them all. However, Charles will forever remember last Saturday: It was the first time he had ever seen a college football game in person. Charles made an unofficial visit to Florida to watch the Gators defeat Miami. He said Thursday night that he is not attending any games this upcoming Saturday. “It was a great atmosphere, I look forward to play in those type of environments in college one day,” Charles said of last weekend’s experience. Charles said one of the highlights was talking to Florida coach Urban Meyer before the game. The two have developed a friendship during the recruiting process, and Charles said he greeted Meyer with a big hug. Charles favors Miami, but is also considering Florida, Florida State and Georgia. He plays at Plant High with quarterback Aaron Murray, who committed to Georgia. The Bulldogs already have one 2009 commitment at tight end, Arthur Fontaine of Dartmouth, Mass. However, Georgia tight ends coach John Lilly has made it known that he would like to add one more, with the short list of candidates led by Charles but also including McEachern’s Terrell Mitchell.


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