Gators lose four-star RB recruit


UPDATE: Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson four-star running back Mike Davis decommitted from Florida Sunday night, according to ESPN GatorNation reporter Derek Tyson.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound prospect ranks as the No. 17 running back in the nation and the No. 29 player in Georgia. Davis, the younger brother of Detroit Lions running back James Davis, took a visit to Tennessee this weekend and announced his intentions on Twitter following his return from Knoxville.

Davis, who was recently named to the U.S. Army Bowl, said that a misunderstanding with the Florida coaching staff led to his decision.

“We had a misunderstanding, and I am no longer committed to Florida,” Davis said.

Florida tight ends coach Derek Lewis did an in-home visit with Davis this past week, but Davis still changed his mind.

Davis said he has not informed the Florida coaches of his decision, and when asked if he has completely eliminated the Gators, Davis responded: “I’m not sure what I’m going to do honestly. I haven’t really decided yet.”

Davis said he will “probably” take a visit to FSU on Dec. 16 and is unsure of other visits.

South Carolina and Clemson have been rumored to be teams that Davis is also considering.

Four-star running back Matt Jones (6-3/215, Seffner, Fla./Armwood) is now the only running back commitment for the Gators.

Florida will turn its attention to five-star running back Keith Marshall (5-11/190, Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), the top back on UF's board. Marshall is set to announce his decision on Monday. He is reportedly down to Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame and South Carolina.