Florida freshman offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly stealing a motor scooter. Dunker was pulled over after an officer saw him riding very closely behind a university maintenance vehicle on Stadium Road, according to University of Florida Police Department spokesman Brad Barber. After a check was run on the scooter, which didn't have a license plate on it, the officer was notified that the scooter was stolen. Dunker was later booked into the Alachua County Jail and charged with third-degree grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license. Team spokesman Steve McClain said coach Will Muschamp was aware of Dunker's arrest.
Georgia will be down a body at running back in 2013, as redshirt sophomoreKen Malcome has decided to transfer in order to get more playing time. Malcome entered the 2012 season as the Bulldogs' starter, but quickly fell down the depth chart with the emergence of freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Malcome finished the 2012 season with 274 yards and two touchdowns on 57 carries.
With the new semesters having started or getting ready to start across the SEC, all 14 schools will welcome some early enrollees to campus. Typically, these are freshmen who graduated high school early or junior college transfers. The benefit of enrolling at midterm is being able to go through spring practice. Georgia leads the way in the SEC with 13 early enrollees. Alabama has nine, and Florida and Texas A&M each have eight. Getting a head start can be key for those players -- both freshmen and junior college transfers -- that schools are counting on to make an immediate impact. Alabama's T.J Yeldon and Amari Cooper, Georgia's Keith Marshall, Florida's Antonio Morrison, LSU's Vadal Alexander and Ole Miss' Pierce Burton were all early enrollees last year. Here’s a school-by-school look at the 2013 early enrollees:
Each week until National Signing Day, al.com will take an in-depth look at the top remaining targets for the Crimson Tide with updates on where Alabama stands with each player and who stands as the top competition for the Tide. Take a look at this week's Tide Targets.
Prep quarterback recruit Luke Del Rio already has enrolled at Alabama and joined winter workouts, and we have some high school video of him for you.The son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, Luke spent his senior season at Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch, Colo. He grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., where his father was the head coach of the NFL's Jaguars for nine years. Alabama lists him at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. Although multiple recruiting services have said Del Rio is a walk-on, Alabama has not confirmed that. We have video of Del Rio at the Columbus Elite 11 camp. Below that is a video that runs 4 minutes, 49 seconds and is a news story about Del Rio. At that time, he was an Oklahoma State commitment.