At first, its easy to think Meyer's departure would mean Florida commits re-opening their respective recruiting processes. Not so fast, my friends. The timing of the announcement really isn't that bad. From Dec. 21 through Jan 10, 2010, it is the "dead period" for football. This means college coaches can’t have any in-person contact with a high school athlete or his family & phone calls to recruits are heavily limited. Because Meyer resigned during the dead period, it makes it more difficult for opposing teams to poach Florida recruits -- legally. Coaches will most certainly work the system and use other means to contact recruits. Rivals and other sites (also here) have quotes from various recruits stating they are still committed to UF, while others say it's too early to tell.
As far as we are concerned, I personally think this increases our chances wuth Jordan Hicks, only because it seems that he had already told Tressel he would not be attending tOSU. I believe the instability at UF and his relationship with Coach Boom, not to mention Hick's mother's connection with Madden, will bring him to the 40 acres.