Gator Report

Antonya English

Speedy Demps latest UF recruiting get

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January

Since his first day at Florida, football coach Urban Meyer has made the recruitment of speed a top priority.

On Wednesday, he might have landed his fastest player yet.

Jeffrey Demps, an all-purpose running back from Groveland South Lake, has committed to the Gators over Tennessee and Kentucky according to a report posted at Gatorcountry.com. Demps (5-foot-8, 162 pounds) arguably is the state’s fastest recruit, and is considered among the country’s fastest.

Demps won the Florida Class 2A state championship in the 100-meter dash last spring with a time of 10.37 seconds. Rivals.com ranks him as the state’s 50th best prospect.

Demps is UF’s 17th commitment.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:22pm]

    

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