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Florida notebook: IMG 7-on-7 review

7/2/2012

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The IMG Madden 7-on-7 National championship tournament was full of national prospects over the weekend. The Florida Gators were well represented with three commitments -- safeties Nick Washington (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian) and Keanu Neal (Bushnell, Fla./South Sumter) and 2014 wide receiver commit Ryeshene Bronson (Ft. Myers, Fla./Dunbar).

Bronson, a 2014 wide receiver commit, made several impressive catches during the two-day tournament. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete verbally committed to the Gators at their summer football camp, but Bronson said he still is hearing from a few other schools.

"I'm still getting some attention, but not a lot," Bronson said. "I still hear from Florida State and Alabama. They just told me to come to camp and visit there if I can. So I'll probably visit Florida State or Alabama sometime this summer."

Bronson says he remains a solid commit to Florida and will likely visit Gainesville for a few games in the fall.

Josh Outlaw (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), an offensive guard commit, was in Bradenton rooting on his high school team in the tournament. Like Bronson, Outlaw says he is still receiving interest from other schools.

"I definitely received a lot of attention over the last week," Outlaw said. "I've talked to Miami, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Things have slowed down a little bit, but there are some schools still coming after me. They are still interested."

Outlaw said he is still a solid commit to Florida but will likely take some other visits.

"Those schools want me to come and check them out," Outlaw said. "I definitely will probably take some because of my teammates. I don't want to be too shy and not take any visits and just sit at my house, so I'll probably be pretty active and check out some things."

Florida safety commits Neal and Washington but made several plays throughout the tournament. During the first day, Neal made a great break on a ball to intercept a pass from Michigan quarterback commit Shane Morris.

For Washington this was his first 7-on-7 action after coming off a torn labrum that required surgery. Washington said it was just good to be competing again.

"It was good to get back out here," he said. "Both of my shoulders feel great. I feel like I'm in great condition."

Washington said he was impressed with how the Florida prospects did at the event, and he likes the talent the Gators are bringing in.

"I definitely feel like we have a dominant class, a very dominant class," he said. "We have a lot of good kids committed."