Linebacker James Hearns Decommits

With signing day less than two weeks away, the final touches are being put on Florida’s 2013 class with not only new commitments, but with decommitments as well

On Thursday, Florida suffered a hit to its class when Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker James Hearns told Florida coaches that he will not be a part of the class.

“I’m in the process of qualifying for them and they didn’t wanna wait” Hearns said.

Hearns will no longer take his scheduled visit to Florida next weekend.

It is believed that Auburn is in the driver’s seat to land Hearns at this time.

The loss of Hearns still leaves UF with four incoming linebackers, with three — Alex Anzalone, Matt Rolin and Daniel McMillian — already enrolled. The fourth, Jarrad Davis, recently decommited from Auburn and is expected to enroll at Florida in the summer.

The Gators may now look to former linebacker commitment, Quinton Powell of Dayton Beach (Fla.) Mainland to close out their linebacker recruiting.

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A once-upon-a-time standout on the high school gridiron, Alex unfortunately learned of the inexistent market for 5-foot 10 offensive linemen, and concentrated on remaining involved with sports in some capacity. Upon finishing at the University of Florida, Alex realized his passion for writing and sought a way to combine that passion with his love of sports, thus bringing him to GC. In his spare moments, Alex enjoys spending quality time with his DVR, and is on a current quest to break 120 on the golf course.