Porter makes it 21 commitments

Commitment number 21 is in as Florida picked up big news on Monday night when athlete Deiondre Porter (6-0, 163, Tampa, FL Jefferson) committed to the Gators. Porter, who played quarterback at Jefferson, was originally committed to USF but he picked up a Florida offer last Monday. Porter decommitted from the Bulls on Thursday,   took an official visit with his family to Florida over weekend and that apparently tipped the scales in favor of the Gators.

“It was a pretty good visit to Florida overall,” Porter said. “The people at Florida were the best part of the whole visit. Everyone there was very welcoming and they players were pretty cool towards me and my family too. The coaches also seemed to enjoy having us around.”

After going home on Sunday Porter sat down with his family and made the decision to put his name on a Florida letter of intent on National Signing Day.

It has been a whirlwind week for Porter, who said he was so excited when he received news of a Florida offer that his pants nearly fell off while running. His pants didn’t fall off Monday, but Porter was definitely excited to be a Gator.

Florida is recruiting Porter as an athlete to run in new coordinator Kurt Roper’s up-tempo spread offense. He and fellow commitment Brandon Powell bring plenty of speed to the Florida table and seem to be natural fits in an offense that caters to speed guys.

Stay tuned to GC as we will have much more on the commitment.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.


  1. Great News. Fast guys are good. Last time we recruited fast guys we did really well. For me, this validates that the offensive scheme is truly changing, which, quite frankly, is music to me bloomin’ ears! Go Gators.