Receiver changes his commitment to Clemson


Published: Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.

For the second straight week, Florida coach Will Muschamp has lost a verbal commitment the Monday after they officially visited UF.

Last Monday it was Daytona Beach Mainland linebacker Quinton Powell. This week it’s wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, who recommitted to Clemson. The Sun was the first media outlet to confirm the decision with Robinson.

The four-star prospect from Peach County in Fort Valley, Ga., originally pledged to the Tigers on July 20. But after expressing interest in Florida throughout the fall, Robinson flipped to the Gators last Wednesday during an in-home visit with Muschamp, running backs coach Brian White and new receivers coach Joker Phillips.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder took his official visit to UF over the weekend and filled out his paperwork to enroll early in January.

However, Clemson coaches visited Robinson at his school the day after he committed to Florida, and Peach County coach Chad Campell told Tigernet.com on Friday that his star player was “50-50.” After meeting with Campbell on Sunday night to weigh the pros and cons of both schools, Robinson decided Clemson was where he wanted to be.

The Gators now have 25 members in their 2013 class, which is still ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN.

Verbal commitments are not binding until prospects sign their national letters of intent on Feb. 6.

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