October 6, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose (4) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators' Andre Debose granted sixth year of eligibility

The career of highly touted wide receiver Andre Debose has not gone well.

Debose, a fomrer 5-star recruit that scored the game winning touchdown for Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida in 2008, chose to sign with the Florida Gators over the Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Miami Hurricanes and just about every other team you could imagine.

Then Gators’ head coach Urban Meyer sold Debose on being the next Percy Harvin.

Debose immediately had his career derailed by injuries. A knee injury forced him to redshirt during his freshman season in 2009.

In 2010, Debose couldn’t get on the field because of nagging injuries, among other problems..

After Meyer left and was replaced by Will Muschamp, Debose showed flashes in 2011, catching 16 passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns.

However, 2012 was another disappointment.

Before the start of the 2013 season, Debose tore his ACL.

Debose was expected to earn another year of eligibility and on Wednesday, the NCAA officially made that announcement.

Debose will be playing for his fourth offensive coordinator in six years when Kurt Roper takes the reigns in the fall.

He has 29 career receptions for 543 yards and four touchdowns.

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