Top receiver prospect commits to UF
Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.
One of craziest recruitments in recent years is finally over.
On Monday morning, four-star receiver Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach County) announced via Twitter that he had chosen Florida over Clemson and confirmed his decision with The Sun through text message. He was to report to UF on Tuesday.
His early enrollment marks the end of a month-long adventure in which he was verbally committed to both schools twice.
After being pledged to Clemson for five months, Robinson flipped to Florida on Dec. 12 and officially visited UF two days later. But after returning home from Gainesville and talking with his high school coach, Chad Campbell, he recommitted to Clemson on Dec. 17.
But when Robinson showed up in San Antonio on Dec. 30 for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, he was wearing a Florida beanie and called himself uncommitted.
After flip-flopping throughout last week on which school was his leader, Robinson decided to go with the Gators following a meeting with his mother Monday.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is expected to make an immediate impact at receiver and could see significant playing time as a freshman.
There are now 26 members in Florida's 2013 class, which is ranked No. 2 in the nation by ESPN.
UF has seven other early enrollees who will report to campus this week in addition to Robinson — running back Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glade Glades Day), JUCO offensive linemen Trenton Brown (Milledgeville Georgia Military) and Tyler Moore (St. Petersburg College), JUCO defensive tackle Darious Cummings (Scooba East Mississippi CC), defensive lineman Joey Ivie (Dade City Pasco) and linebackers Daniel McMillian (Jacksonville First Coast) and Matt Rolin (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods).
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