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Tue. January 12, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Highly recruited Leto running back Jeremy Deering will not make an official visit to South Carolina this week as planned, but will instead make an official visit to Florida, Falcons offensive coordinator Frank Rose said.

Deering had planned to make his fourth official visit to South Carolina -- he has made visits to Purdue, Illinois and Florida State and is slated to visit Rutgers -- but UF's recent push to get Deering has apparently made an impact.

Rose said South Carolina isn't out of the mix for Deering, but after next week Deering would have used up all five official visits.

The Gators made Deering an offer recently -- the day after head coach Urban Meyer announced he was resigning last month. Meyer soon later changed his mind and said he will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, however he remains actively involved in recruiting. The Gators currently own the nation's top ranked recruiting class, according to Rivals.com and ESPNU.  

Gators assistant Dan McCarney has been lobbying Deering to make an official visit to UF, but his weekends were full with his trip to FSU last week, a scheduled trip to South Carolina this week and a final trip to Rutgers next week.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com)

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