Caldwell returning, Nelson thinking about leaving Gators for NFL


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Receiver Andre Caldwell said he intends to return for his senior season with national champion Florida, following the advice of his brother, New England Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell.

“I want to get back (to the national title game),” Caldwell said Friday.

All-American safety Reggie Nelson is considering giving up his final year of eligibility. Teammate Joe Cohen, Nelson’s closest friend, told Florida Today that Nelson had made up his mind. “He’s coming out,” Cohen said. “He’s already made the decision.”

Caldwell caught 57 passes for 577 yards and six touchdowns for the Gators this season. He also threw a touchdown pass in the SEC title game and ran for a score.

Several reports also said defensive end Jarvis Moss and cornerback Ryan Smith had decided to enter the NFL draft, as expected. Both juniors said after the title game they had made a decision but wanted to talk to their coaches before announcing anything.

Underclassmen have until Monday to declare for the draft.

Linebacker Brandon Siler and the other four juniors each sent paperwork the NFL’s draft advisory board, trying to get an idea where they might get selected in April.