Valentine decommits, names three leaders 

July, 17, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Top 2014 defensive lineman Travonte Valentine (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside), decommitted from Louisville on Sunday and has named Auburn, Florida and Alabama his three leaders. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound tackle prospect said it has always been his dream to play in the Southeastern Conference.

"I decided to decommit because I felt like I was a big SEC guy," Valentine said. "I love the programs in the SEC conference and I love how the SEC wins championships. It's just a great conference."

Valentine, who will attend Florida's Friday Night Lights camp on July 27, said his familiarity with the Florida program is a reason the Gators are at the top of his list. Valentine's head coach at Bayside, Derek Smith, coached former Florida players Reggie Nelson and Joe Cohen at Palm Bay High School.

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