UF doesn’t consider Cassell a commitment, yet


The Rahim Cassell saga is continuing.

Almost exactly a month ago, the Lakewood, Calif., linebacker told multiple media outlets that he had committed to Florida. Moments later, it was discovered that while Cassell, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, was on board to commit, Florida’s coaches weren’t.

He had never spoken with Florida coach Urban Meyer nor had he visited Gainesville.

Days ago, Cassell’s name resurfaced and the story that followed was almost identical to the one before. Cassell, participating in Orlando for the 2010 Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 tournament over the weekend, told the Orlando Sentinel that he was now officially committed after visiting UF for Friday Night Lights.

“They just wanted to see me,” Cassell told The Sentinel. “I hadn’t visited out here and they don’t take the commitments until you visit.”

However, multiple sources close to UF confirmed to The Sun this weekend that Cassell should not be considered a verbal commitment for UF and is currently not a part of UF ‘s 2010 recruiting class.

Cassell still maintains that he’s a verbal to Florida.

“I know I’m committed, regardless and (Florida’s coaches) know I’m committed,” he told The Sentinel. “It doesn’t matter what people are saying and I’m not paying attention to that right now.”


  1. He’s either a young narcissistic head case or he’s clever in trying to BS his way into an offer from one of the better programs by appearing to be a player UF is interested in. Either way, I’d avoid him like the plague. He already sounds like future trouble and we don’t need thst.

  2. Multiple Sources CLOSE to the UF, should not be considered the UF. If the coaches don’t want this kid they should say so, and allow him to move on and keep some of the egg off his face. He should be given the same courtesy as a 4 or 5 star that the UF is considering. Case in point the kid that we sucked up behind (5 Star) until he wanted to keep his options open , went to Mich. and didn’t get in there, my point is he was a five star kid with a bad track record and we still sucked up behind him until we begin to look like he was calling the shots.

  3. Weird in one way and strange in many. This is the Tebow version of “Wiling” to win. this kid is willing his way for the scholly. Big difference I know, but I am not sure if will not rub the wrong way for the kid. I am sure if other kids come off the board that he will be a Gator and probably was that.

  4. On another note, please do not forget about the rising sophomore out of Cumming, GA, Chandler Register as he would commit tomorrow if an offer was on the table. He was the tall kid at Meyer’s camp this summer. A quarterback with nice touch and a strong arm. Let’s not lose this guy.

  5. I am related to young Mr. Cassel (he’s my first cousin) and he is neither egotistical nor trouble, he’s actually one of the good kids with his head on straight. Florida will have a smart, hard working player if they decide to recruit him. Additionally, he’s only sixteen and his junior year was his first year of varsity. Hot prospect.

  6. some of you people are rediculous. Rahim is VERY disciplined and level headed along with talented. THAT is why he is being recruited so hard. isnt UF being investigated for maurkice pouncey and a few other recruits? they need all the help they can get and trying to embarass a hot prospect that they do or did indeed have on their board(I know for a fact that did) is stupid. this shows me why college recruiting is in so much trouble with how these MEN treat these KIDS. dispicable.