Florida may be looking to strike lightning twice in the state of Tennessee.
After UF landed Corey Brewer from Rocky Top country five years ago in its decorated 2004 class, the Gators have turned their attention to another wing player from the state that’s considered an athletic slasher and versatile defender. Casey Prather, a 6-foot-5, 189-pound forward from Jackson, Tenn., took an official visit to Florida last weekend.
Prather is rated the 10th best small forward and 64th best overall prospect in the Class of 2010. Though smaller than the 6-foot-7, Brewer, Rivals.com says the 6-5 Prather, “more than adequately rebounds his position.”
Prather already has visited Michigan and is supposed to be planning a visit to Vanderbilt. But word is Florida coaches are trying hard to get Prather to commit before the Vandy visit.
Meanwhile, Gator legacy Stacey Poole Jr. committed to Kentucky this week. Poole’s father, Stacey, starred at Florida from 1989-93 during an injury-riddled career. The elder Poole told the Lexington-Herald Leader he was disappointed that Florida didn’t recruit him harder, “I guess he wasn’t the type of player they wanted,” Poole Sr. said. “You have to make transitions.”