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Mon. July 14, 2014 | Kelly Parsons

Jefferson outfielder Nelson Maldonado commited to Florida last week, coach Juan Fontela reported. 

Maldonado, a 5-foot-9 rising senior, has led the Dragons at the plate each of the last two season. As a junior last season, the Times' all-Hillsborough County first team selection hit .432 and had four home runs, eight doubles and 26 RBIs as he helped take the Dragons to a district championship. 

Maldonado is the only current Dragon to have commited to a Division I program, Fontela said.

"He's the kind of guy that other players feed off of," Fontela said. "He's a hard worker, and he gets the other kids motivated to play."

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