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Gators enjoy big recruiting weekend 

April, 8, 2013
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Despite not having a complete spring football game, the Florida Gators managed to have a very successful recruiting weekend.

ESPN Watch List running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/Central) became Florida's ninth verbal commitment on Saturday, as the 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete switched his pledge from Clemson to Florida.

The switch came as a surprise, though. Earlier in the day Cook stated that Florida had pulled into a tie with Clemson, but after talking it over with his family, the speedy back decided to pull the trigger.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/Central) flipped his commitment from Clemson to Florida on Saturday after visiting the Gators for their annual spring game. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back left the spring game and said Florida was tied with Clemson for the lead, but after having lunch with his family, he decided to go ahead and make the switch.

"I flipped to Florida," Cook said. "I felt that Florida would be the best place for me to spend the next three or four years. It wasn't just a quick decision. Me and my family have thought about it. We came up last week and had a good experience then I came up this weekend and it was even better."

Cook said he enjoyed watching Florida's running backs during the spring scrimmage and feels like he could fit in with what they are doing offensively.

"Coach [Will Muschamp] told me they are going to give the back the ball and they really proved that," Cook said. "They gave the back the ball, they gave KT [Kelvin Taylor] the ball a lot. I liked that. I actually saw them get after it, It was great seeing that. Coach told me that they didn't have the type of back that I am and that I could come in and be that guy."

USC is another school that Cook has talked about potentially visiting, but now he said he's not so sure he will take that visit.

"Probably not," Cook said. "I'm pretty firm in my decision. I'm going to Florida."

For Florida, the Gators now have nine commits, including eight that are listed in the ESPN Watch List.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List running back Sony Michel (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) has a top five of Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Georgia and Notre Dame and is closing in on his decision. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound back visited Florida for its spring game on Saturday and said he enjoyed his trip to Gainesville.


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List wide receiver Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) has kept his recruitment wide open, but after a visit to Florida for its spring game on Saturday, Scott knows the Gators will be one of his top schools.


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DT Lamont Gaillard has Florida No. 1 

April, 6, 2013
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GAINESville, Fla. -- Defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest) visited Florida for its annual spring game on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound interior defensive lineman has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State and North Carolina among many others, but the Gators made a strong impression on the talented lineman.


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UF pulls even with Clemson for top RB 

April, 6, 2013
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN Watch List running back Dalvin Cook (Miami/Northwestern), a Clemson verbal commitment, took in Florida's annual spring game on Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back said he was impressed with what he saw from the offense, specifically how many times the running backs carried the ball.


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