Porter: “My pants fell down because I was so excited”

When Deiondre Porter’s coach told him that he had a scholarship offer from the University of Florida, Porter (6-0, 180, Tampa, FL Jefferson) thought his head coach was playing a joke on him. When he found out there was no joke, that the offer was real, Porter couldn’t contain his excitement.

“I was so excited about the offer that I was running down the hall and my pants fell off,” Porter said. “Even though they had a down season they are still Florida and a powerhouse. I don’t care how you put it they are good and they will be back up near the top very soon in my opinion. It’s good to finally get the SEC offer finally.”

Porter played quarterback at Jefferson, but he is being recruited as an athlete who could end up at quarterback, receiver or corner. It’s that athletic ability that led Florida coach Will Muschamp to offer Porter, who is currently committed to USF.

“Coach Muschamp called and offered me this morning,” Porter said. “He was saying that he was offering me a scholarship to Florida. He said that he liked my athleticism and my size. He said that I’m a dynamic player and I can be used at Florida in the offense as an athlete.”

Porter isn’t wasting any time in visiting Gainesville as he and his parents quickly set up a trip to visit Florida.

“The plan is to visit Florida this weekend with my parents,” Porter said. “It will either be with my dad and brother or with my mom, dad and my brother so it just depends on my mom.

Despite Porter taking a visit to Florida this weekend he says he’s still unsure on when he will make a final decision or even how the offer affects his commitment to South Florida.

“I’ll make my decision when the time is best and when it feels right,” Porter said. ““I really don’t know how this affects my commitment to USF right now though. I’m still trying to take everything in.”

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.