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Florida Gators TE Jordan Reed And Safety Josh Evans Decide On Representation

Florida Gators safety Josh Evans would love to hear his name called early in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Florida Gators safety Josh Evans would love to hear his name called early in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Florida Gators safety Josh Evans is a Senior and tight end Jordan Reed is a Junior, but both have chosen sports agents to represent them at the next level, which means Reed will forego his remaining student-athlete eligibility in favor of pursuing his dreams in the NFL.

Sports Agent Blog learned of Reed’s selection of NFL agent Mike George from an agent who had been in competition for the tight end.  While he is ranked high (3rd best at the tight end position by and a projected 2-3 round pick), Reed still looks pretty raw and has a lot of room to grow.  He is more of a project type of pick, but a great signee for George.

Yesterday, it was also reported that safety Josh Evans signed with Malik Shareef of Dimensional Sports.

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Along with Junior Matt Elam (who has declared for the NFL Draft), the Gators will be losing a couple of special safeties.  While Elam is largely considered the best safety in the country, Evans is not far behind.

This is not the first Florida Gators client for Shareef or even the first secondary player for the NFL agent.  In fact, Shareef’s big entrance onto the agent scene was when he signed former Gators cornerback Joe Haden, who was then selected with the 7th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.  Unfortunately for Shareef, a little over a year-and-a-half after that draft, Haden left the agent for competitor Drew Rosenhaus.

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Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.