Clemson tailback commit flips to UF
Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.
Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook flipped to Florida from Clemson following the Gators' Orange & Blue Debut on Saturday.
The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder verbally committed to the Tigers in June, but a visit to Gainesville last week made the Gators a threat, as UF became his second school of choice. Cook returned for Saturday's scrimmage and said Florida was tied with the Tigers afterward. Hours later, he made the switch.
“I talked about it with my family and we decided it was the best for me,” said Cook, who is ranked as the nation's No. 4 running back and No. 22 overall prospect by Rivals.com.
As a junior, he carried the ball 127 times for 21 touchdowns and 1,452 yards, which was more than any other running back competing in Class 6A-8A in Dade County. Cook was named to the Florida Class 6A All-State First Team after helping Miami Central capture the state championship.
UF now has nine commits in its 2014 class, including six Rivals250 members.