Florida’s 2020 class took another hit Friday afternoon when Clearwater (Fl.) Superior Collegiate Academy running back Keyvone Lee backed off his commitment.
Ranked a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Lee announced his de-commitment on his Twitter account, thanking the University of Florida in the process and emphasizing the Gators are still in contention to land his signature come Signing Day.
Respect my decision 💯 pic.twitter.com/P0pnY9AXsD
— Rolldatape (@KeyvoneL) February 22, 2019
He’s the second prospect in three days to de-commit from UF’s 2020 class after IMG Academy defensive lineman Josh Griffis re-opened his recruitment earlier in the week.
With Lee’s de-commitment, the Gators have six prospects committed in the 2020 class.
Meh, put together another 10-11 win season and continue to show improvement and the recruits will come.
How long had he been committed for?
He committed last March I believe. He’s still a priority recruit, but probably not feeling the love with Bowman being the Gators top RB target. Maybe he will come back around to the good side. Go Gators!!
We are looking good for Bowman and maybe EJ Smith too. Lee can see the writing on the wall.
Nothing is real until they sign that piece of paper!
Odd thing about this kid is that he’s yet to show interest for any of the usual suspects (Alabama, Auburn, UGA, FSU, Miami, or Ohio State. His 4* ranking is real enough. I wonder if academic qualification might be an issue in this case.
If he comes, he comes. If he doesn’t, then everybody moves on. I’m placing my faith in Dan Mullen regardless.
Well said. Until they are on the sideline, you have to take all of the commits with a grain of salt, especially in today’s climate. They are shopping for the best deal they can get, whether it be program, playing time, proximity to family, or maybe even a paycheck (yea, it still happens). Maybe a few of them even care about academics. Who knows. The point is, a verbal commitment means about as much as the phone number you got last Friday from that nice young lady at the tavern.
cj – Jennifer picked up from the number she gave me and I am 30 years older than she is. I just hope she has Daddy issues. GO ED…GO GATORS!!!
You go Ed! Conversation is probably not her strong suite anyway! 😆
Gator-6, there is only one thing I need a woman for and that is because I hate folding clothes…lmao. GO GATORS!!!
Fair comment 6, but these days recruiting class rankings become self perpetuating. The more elite recruits commit early, the more pressure is placed on other elite recruits to get onboard, or miss the train.
Reverse momentum also becomes self perpetuating. Let’s hope CDM has other elite recruits lined up to announce their commitments after spring practice visits conclude.
I’m sure he does, StL. But fickle is as fickle does, there is a cultural ADD c 17 year olds, and I don’t give a hoot until he either signs on the dotted line or doesn’t.
I’m with you on this. A 17 year old’s commitment is about as trustworthy as a politician’s campaign promise. I don’t get excited about either one and don’t believe any of it til I see it.
aint – but it do give us stuff to talk aboot (my Canadian vernacular). Eh Hoser? GO GATORS!!!
Yo, da bodda youse guyses (my Brooklyn vernacular) — there used to be included in the concept of “Honor”, some silly notion or another about one’s word being one’s bond, ie, keeping one’s commitments. Then again, that was back when men were men and the sheep were always nervous. Or something like that, yadda yadda yadda.
Nine or 10 months to a teenager is a lifetime. No worries. CDM will sign the right players who can win in his program.
In CDM we trust! GO GATORS!!!