UF football gets another commitment for 2013

Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:16 p.m.

Florida has gained a 2013 commitment for the second weekend in a row.

Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City) committed to the Gators on Saturday following his visit to UF’s first Junior Day.

“It’s a dream come true,” Brantley said. “That’s my favorite team, and I grew up wanting to play for them. My family loves the school, too. We’re all Gator fans.”

UF coach Will Muschamp offered Brantley last week, and it didn’t take long for the 6-foot-3, 285-pounder to pull the trigger.

“I had been waiting on it forever,” Brantley said of the offer. “That’s all I’ve been working toward. When I got the offer, I knew I was gonna commit soon. This visit was just icing on the cake.”

Brantley joins Winter Haven running back Adam Lane as the second commitment of Florida’s 2013 recruiting class. When they arrive at UF, it won’t be the first time the two prospects have been teammates.

“We’ve been best friends since sixth grade,” Brantley said. “We played Pop Warner football together and won four championships. Now we’re gonna do the same thing at Florida.”

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