It’s a good thing Florida signed two running backs in the 2013 recruiting cycle.
At this time, it looks like the Gators will have trouble landing one for 2014.
UF’s chances of keeping Dalvin Cook in the class appear to be diminishing with each week that passes.
Five days after calling himself 80 percent committed to Florida, Cook named Florida State his leader in an on-site interview with 247Sports. The Sun has been unable to reach him because he lost his phone.
Cook will no longer be at UF this weekend due to his playoff game with Miami Central on Saturday, and he isn’t scheduled to return to Gainesville despite having two official visits still available.
However, the hometown Hurricanes will receive a visit from him on Dec. 7. He plans to announce his college destination the following weekend at the state championship game.
The contact period begins Dec. 1, so the UF coaches can make two in-home visits with Cook to try and solidify his pledge before his announcement. But anytime a prospect is making a final decision, that’s not a good sign for the school he’s committed to.
Alabama commit Bo Scarbrough (Bradenton IMG Academy) says he isn’t giving the Gators much consideration anymore in his latest update with Rivals.com, and Gainesville running back Tony James told The Sun he would not decommit from Oregon if UF pursues him.
Should Cook end up elsewhere, Florida’s best shot at signing a quality back this year is Rivals250 member Darrel Williams. The Arizona State commit from Marrero (La.) John Ehret was offered by the Gators last week and will unofficially visit Saturday for the Florida State game.