FSU commit visits Florida

Long-time Florida State commit Dante Fowler, Jr. visited the University of Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end from Lakewood Senior High in St. Petersburg spent most of the day with the Florida coaches.

“I had a lot of fun at Florida,” Fowler said. “I hung out with coach (Dan) Quinn for about two hours or so and also got to spend some time with coach (Will) Muschamp.”

“Coach Quinn just talked to me about things I need to work on this summer, and how they could use me in their defense.”

He continued: “Muschamp just talked to me about where the program was at right now, and he also talked about how I would fit into Florida’s defensive system.”

In addition to the coaches, Fowler said he spent a good amount of time with other current Florida football players.

“I hung out with some of the guys,” he said. “We went around all the football facilities and just got to check everything out while I was there.”

So is Fowler still 100-percent committed to FSU after this Florida visit?

“Yes, I am still committed to FSU.”

According to Fowler, he plans to take all five official visits and he already knows where two of those visits will be to.

“I’m not sure where the other three visits will be to, but I know I will definitely visit both Florida and Florida State in the fall.”

Fowler is ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in the country and the No. 74 player overall according to the latest ESPNU rankings. Fowler is also ranked the No. 28 player in the class of 2012 by the Gator Country composite rankings which combines all the major recruiting services. He is the seventh-rated defensive lineman in the composite rankings.

Gator Country Recruiting Coordinator Derek Tyson can be reached at Derek@GatorCountry.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at DerekTysonGC.