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2012 Florida Gators football recruiting update

Florida

Key losses: QB John Brantley, RB Jeff Demps, DT Jaye Howard, RB Chris Rainey, , S Josh Shaw, WR Deonte Thompson, OL James Wilson.

Oral commitments (18)

PLAYER POS HT/WT SCHOOL
Willie Bailey CB 6-2/175 Hallandale
Jonathan Bullard DE 6-4/250 Shelby (N.C.) Crest
Bryan Cox Jr. DE 6-3/240 Ft. Laud. St. Thomas Aquinas
Jessamen Dunker OG 6-5/315 Boynton Beach
Austin Hardin K 5-11/200 Atlanta Marist
D.J. Humphries OT 6-6/262 Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
Matt Jones RB 6-3/210 Armwood
Rhaheim Ledbetter S 5-10/190 Shelby (N.C.) Crest
JaFar Mann DT 6-3/275 Stone Mt. (Ga.) Stephenson
Marcus Maye S 6-0/195 Melbourne Holy Trinity Episcopal
Antonio Morrison OLB 6-3/220 Bolingbrook (Ill.) High
Dante Phillips OT 6-5/270 Venice
Latroy Pittman WR 6-0/195 Citra North Marion
Brian Poole CB 5-11/185 Bradenton Southeast
Jeremi Powell OLB 6-2/200 Pinellas Park
Kent Taylor TE 6-5/220 Land O'Lakes
Colin Thompson TE 6-4/255 Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood Catholic
Quinteze Williams DT 6-4/295 Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek
Early enrollee (1)
Damien Jacobs DT 6-3/295 East Mississippi CC

Hot prospects: This was a huge weekend for Florida in its efforts to solidify a top-five class. The biggest names scheduled to visit this past weekend were Olney, Md., athlete Stefon Diggs and Miramar's Tracy Howard, the No. 1 ranked CB in the nation, according to ESPNU. DE Alex McCalister of North Carolina remains high on the Gators' list and is expected to decide Monday among UF, Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Florida had several players who are orally committed to other schools on the visitation list this past weekend, ones the Gators hope to persuade to change their minds — including Lakewood's Dante Fowler Jr. and Pompano Beach Ely's Avery Johnson. The Gators have eight commitments from players in the ESPNU Top 150.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

2012 Florida Gators football recruiting update 01/21/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2012 9:37pm]
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