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.”