Trio of Fort Lauderdale football recruits eye Florida
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:59 p.m.
Aside from five-star athlete Adoree' Jackson, the biggest attendees for Florida's Friday Night Lights were a trio of prospects from Fort Lauderdale.
Plantation's Chris Lammons and University School teammates Quincy Wilson and Richard Yeargin III made their first trip to Gainesville since visiting in late March with their 7-on-7 team ‘South Florida Express,' which also features the nation's No. 1-ranked receiver, Ermon Lane of Homestead.
For the 6-foot-1, 197-pound Wilson, it was another chance to connect with current UF players as well as commitments.
“It went well,” the ESPN300 cornerback said. “I just really came to be around the team and commits. I just really got a vibe for what it's like at Florida.”
Afterward, Wilson and Lane named UF among their finalists. They want to attend the same school and will both announce that destination sometime in August.
The finalists they have in common are Florida, Ohio State and USC.
“Me and Ermon are boys,” Wilson said. “We've been friends for three years. We're going to go to college together, so we'll see what college that is.”
The night before Friday's event, Lammons tweeted that he's trying to go to college with Wilson. The in-state corners also have a close relationship.
“We have a lot of chemistry together,” said Lammons, an ESPN150 member. “On our 7-on-7 team, we play on the opposite side of each other at corner and we've been doing that for two years. Why not keep it going?”
The 5-foot-10, 171-pounder has a Top 5 of Florida, Miami, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. He plans to make his commitment within the next six weeks.
Yeargin, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker, named the Gators his leader following Friday Night Lights but has since backed off that comment.
“I loved it, plain and simple,” he said of his visit.
His five finalists are Clemson, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame and USC. He will be a signing-day decision.
Yeargin hasn't said he intends to play with Lane, Lammons and Wilson in college, but if they all end up at UF, it will likely have some impact on him.