Friday, May 25, 2018
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2013 UCF Knights signing day outlook

UCF

Key losses: CB A.J. Bouye, DE Troy Davis, RB Brynn Harvey, S Kemal Ishmael, WR Quincy McDuffie, RB Latavius Murray, C Jordan Rae, T Phil Smith.

Oral commitments (14)

Deondre Barnett, DE, 6-3/215, Cocoa

Wilson Bell, G, 6-4/295, Eight Mile (Ala.) Blount

Jake Berman, LB, 6-1/220, Naples Barron Collier

Chequan Burkett, LB, 6-2/230, Montgomery (Ala.) Carver

Aaron Evans, OT, 6-5/270, Armwood

Shaquem Griffin, S, 6-1/185, Lakewood

Shaquill Griffin, CB, 6-2/190, Lakewood

Antonio Guerad, DE, 6-4/250, Tampa Bay Tech

Tate Hernly, G, 6-3/270, Fort Myers

Blake Keller, LB, 6-2/210, Bradenton Manatee

Seyvon Lowery, DE, 6-3/230, Jacksonville First Coast

Mario Mathis, LB, 6-1/220, Thomasville (Ga.)

Micah Reed, RB, 5-11/190, Crestview

Dontravious Wilson, RB, 5-11/220, Buford (Ga.)

Early enrollees (3)

D.J. Killings, CB, 5-10/175, Jacksonville First Coast

Pete DiNovo, QB, 6-1/205, East Lake

Justin Holman, QB, 6-4/200, Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson

Hot prospects: RB Dontravious Wilson is a late addition. He previously committed to new USF coach Willie Taggart when Taggart was at Western Kentucky. He said he was canceling a scheduled visit to USF when he chose the Knights. UCF will be playing some defense down the stretch. Commit G Wilson Bell visited Florida State last weekend and could be poached by the Seminoles.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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