Florida Gators: Maquedius Bain

#BlueChipBattles: Dec. 21

December, 21, 2012
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Dee Liner, Reuben Foster, Tray MatthewsESPN.comReuben Foster (center) is torn between good friends Dee Liner (left) and Tray Matthews (right).

No. 1 ILB Reuben Foster has voiced his desire to play with at least one of his SEC-bound friends next season. But will he follow Tray Matthews to Georgia or hook up with Dee Liner wherever the ESPN 150 DL settles? It remains to be seen, but the mystery surrounding his recruitment keeps Foster at the top of our #BlueChipBattles.

Each week, RecruitingNation summons its writers from around the country to compile a list of the top 10 battles for elite football recruits leading up to February's signing day.

Here are this week's top battles Insider, and you can take a shot at ranking the top 10 recruiting battles on SportsNation.

Recruiting capsule: University School 

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Program: University School (Davie, Fla.)
Head coach: Roger Harriott
2011 record: 11-1 (loss to Delray American Heritage in Class 3A quarterfinals)

ESPN 150/300 prospects: Maquedius Bain (No. 6 DT, No. 41 overall), Jordan Cunningham (No. 6 WR, No. 46 overall)

DL Maquedius Bain decommits from FSU 

July, 18, 2012
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ESPN 150 defensive tackle Maquedius Bain's up-and-down commitment status with Florida State appears to be a little more clear now.

The four-star defensive tackle, ranked No. 41 overall in the class of 2013, officially decommitted from the Seminoles on Wednesday amid regular flirtation with other schools during the process.

Previously, Bain (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova Southeast) had listed a group of top schools other than Florida State -- the school to which he committed in November.

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