Defensive lineman recommits to UF


Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

Crescent City defensive tackle Caleb Brantley recommitted to Florida early Saturday morning after a meeting with the UF coaches.

The four-star prospect and ESPN150 member had been committed to the Gators for more than 11 months before backing off of his pledge Wednesday because he wanted to take official visits.

But after reflecting on his recruitment for a couple of days, Brantley decided Gainesville was where he wanted to be for the next four years.

“I hung out with a lot of uncommitted recruits at the Under Armour practices and got caught up in the moment,” Brantley said. “Hearing about all the visits they were taking made me (want to) do the same, but at the end of the day I love Florida too much and went with my heart.”

The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder played a limited amount of snaps in Friday's Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg because of neck spasms, but he had a sack for a loss of five yards.

The Gators now have 25 members in their 2013 class. Verbal commitments are not binding until prospects sign their national letters of intent Feb. 6.

Four-star receiver Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach County) was scheduled to announce between Florida and Clemson at Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but he will just enroll early at the school of his choice Monday.

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