Looks like Luke Del Rio may have found a home.
The well-traveled son of Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is competing for a starting job this spring at Florida, his third school since coming out of Valor Christian High School in Denver.
Del Rio started as a walk-on at Alabama in 2013 rather than accept scholarships at Oklahoma State , Oregon State and other schools. After a red shirt season, Del Rio transferred to Oregon State, only to have coach Mike Riley leave the program for Nebraska
Oregon State coach Gary Andersen installed a spread system that wasn't a fit, so Del Rio moved on to Florida, where he's having a solid spring practice and has caught the eye of coach Jim McElwain as a redshirt sophomore.
``I think one of the things I love about him is he's a gym rat kind of guy,'' McElwain told the Florida Times-Union this week. ``You can tell he obviously grew up around the league. He's a guy who enjoys watching film. He enjoys being around the guys. He does a great job as leader. I think there's a lot of intangibles there.''
Linebacker Jarrad Davis is impressed.
``He looked natural and very comfortable,'' Davis said. ``He's not a guy that's really going to panic. He's real laid back and he's dropping back in the pocket smooth with everything he does. His reads are perfect. He does a lot of things to separate himself from other guys on the team.''