Florida’s 2013 recruiting class is largely made up of commitments that claim they’re 100 percent Gators.
Then there are Joshua Outlaw and Roderick Johnson.
The pair of offensive linemen, who gave their pledge over three months ago, currently call themselves “85 percent” committed.
Johnson began wavering back in late June when he told the Orlando Sentinel there was a “six out of 10 chance” that he would stick with UF.
On Saturday, the Delray Beach American Heritage offensive tackle increased those numbers but maintained that his recruitment still isn’t over.
“I’m probably like 85 percent solid,” Johnson said. “Me and Florida, we’re still on track with my commitment. I really like the program right now, but time will tell. I’m trying to stay open and see other campuses so I can do comparisons with Florida.”
Johnson is hearing from UCF and West Virginia the most and would like to visit those schools. He’s also expressed interest in Auburn, Miami and South Carolina in the past.
Though the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder wants to see if schools can sway him, he doesn’t expect it to happen.
“I want to go (on my trips) to have a good time and see if they can persuade me,” Johnson said. “But it’s nothing really. I’ve just got to make some comparisons. No worries, I’m still part of Gator nation and it should stay that way.”
Outlaw revealed he had re-opened his recruitment on Friday, when he attended Georgia’s Dawg Night and, like Johnson, called himself 85 percent committed to Florida.
“I’m definitely still solid,” said Outlaw, who is from Martin Luther King in Lithonia, Ga. “I just want to enjoy the recruiting process a little bit. It’s nothing major and Gator fans shouldn’t be too worried. I just want to go through this experience to the fullest. Even though I’m committed, I’m not going to stop (my recruitment).”
Outlaw said his visit to UGA was solely for the workout because he hadn’t camped all summer. He didn’t have any one-on-one time with the coaching staff and the Bulldogs aren’t on his radar despite the offer he’s received from them.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive guard listed Arkansas, Clemson and Miami as schools that are still after him and will receive visits.
“I’m definitely going to take all my officials,” Outlaw said. “I don’t see why I wouldn’t. It’s five free trips. Honestly, I’m just going in with an open mind. I’m not going in with any preconceived notions. I know what Florida has to offer, I’m just trying to see other schools and what their staff and facilities are like. I want to see something different before I start college. I’ll never get this opportunity again.”
Both linemen plan on attending Friday Night Lights on July 27 and taking an official visit to Florida in the fall.