2014 Gator Recruit : ATH Deiondre Porter 6-1 185 of Jefferson HS, Tampa FL

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  1. Tolbert1906

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    2014 Gator Commitment #22.
    ATH Deiondre Porter 6-1 185 of Tampa Jefferson High School, Tampa FL.
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    1.20.2014 Commitment .

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    He just announced.
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  2. Diesel350z

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    @DerekTysonESPN: As a senior Deiondre Porter threw for 3,200 yards and 33 TDs, also rushed for 1,499 and another 20 TDs. #Gators
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    Corner Back, maybe in the mix at QB?
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    From Gatorsports:

    Last Monday, Deiondre Porter was committed to South Florida and had no recruiting trips scheduled.

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    One week later — he's a Gator.

    The Tampa Jefferson athlete was offered by Florida and Miami last week and promptly set up official visits to both schools. He also decommitted from the Bulls.

    But after spending this past weekend in Gainesville, Porter felt no need to go see the Hurricanes.

    He was sold on UF.

    “I was looking for a school that fit my character,” he said. “I'm a football guru, and I want to be surrounded by other football gurus. Florida is a football-based school. They also have great academics, and graduating from college is a main priority for me.”

    Porter announcement his decision Monday on the Bright House Sports Network, choosing the Gators over UCF, UM and USF.

    UF is recruiting the consensus three-star prospect as an athlete. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder will likely end up at receiver or defensive back.

    Whatever position Porter plays, he knows he'll have a chance to contribute.

    “The Florida coaches play the best players,” he said. “They don't care if you're a freshman or a senior. If you know the system and you're a baller, you'll get on the field.

    “They told me I have an opportunity, and I'm going to take it. That just gave me motivation. I'm going to grind hard these next few months so I'll be ready when I get there.”

    With the addition of Porter, the Gators have landed a commitment in seven of the last eight weeks. They now have 21 members in their 2014 class and four more scholarships available.

    Philadelphia (Pa.) Martin Luther King offensive tackle Dontae Angus is at risk of not qualifying academically and will likely have to attend a prep school, his coach told The Sun. Florida stopped recruiting him in late November.
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    I like this kid, looking forward to seeing what he can do wherever he lines up.
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    @DerekTysonESPN: Porter wasn't just a last minute take for the #Gators, when Roper was hired as the OC, UF specifically targeted Porter as a guy they wanted
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    @DerekTysonESPN He has big time skills with the ball in his hands, and track speed. Great pickup, hope he's a WR.
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    Looks good to me. Welcome to Gator Nation!
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    Heard this might happen, good news IMO.
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    Scout.com take:
    I think we're going away from the big possession-type receivers & getting astronauts. This won't move the class to #3, but is important for the new offense.
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    Coaches are VERY high on him.

    edit: also has his head screwed on right based on his commitment video, just the kind of kid we need.
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    Love his film. He's got a quick first step and like Tyson says, his speed is real.
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    We need all types just to have the diversity on offense to call any type of play... I hope. I like the big/long receivers too, but we definitely need speed, and that's what he has. Plus 6'1" is plenty tall...
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    I love his attitude saying he will play any position that the coaches want him to play. He comes across as a team player first and not a cocky individual that's all about himself.

    I also liked him doing the Gator chomp a couple times in the video and talking about the the Florida tradition and playing for a potential national title.

    Seems like a high character guy listening to the coach speak about him and also his words about being blessed to have these opportunities at several schools.

    Sometimes good things happen late in recruiting and I have a feeling this young man is going to make us proud and be a difference maker in a couple years.
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    Certainly excellent speed and quickness. He's very comfortable with the ball in his hands... although he'll need to work on ball security.

    Very difficult to tell how long it will take for him to learn/adjust to a WR role. He'll most likely be a project from that POV. Maybe run some wildcat if we're looking for that.

    Wonder what this means wrt Lauderdale and Mackenzie.
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    WR/DB probably will never touch the QB position besides a trick play or if we have major injuries.

    Great pickup for our new offense.
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