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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ogundeko has Florida on top

By Derek Tyson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN 150 defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y./Jefferson) has named the Gators his leader after an official visit to Gainesville for the Jacksonville State game.

Ogundeko, an Under Armour All-American, said he enjoyed his trip to Florida because of what he saw out of freshmen defensive ends Dante Fowler Jr. and Jonathan Bullard.

"It went great," Ogundeko said. "Just the people in general were great -- like the players that are going to be at my position like Dante Fowler and Jon Bullard. The coaches were great too. It was a good visit."

Ogundeko also got to talk with Florida head coach Will Muschamp during his time on campus.

"He was telling me about how guys are from all over the United States are starting on their defense, not just guys from Florida," he said. "It doesn't matter if you are from Florida or another state -- if you are good you are going to play."

The 6-foot-3, 229-pounder, ranked as the No. 10 DE, also named Clemson and Syracuse in his top three schools.

"I definitely like Florida right now," Ogundeko said. "Then I like Clemson, they are a great school. I'm going there next weekend. Then probably Syracuse. I like them a lot, they are winning so far. They are in the in-state team and I'd have an opportunity to play early there."

The four-star athlete says he will make his decision in either the first or second week of December.