- Corey Long, Reporter, RecruitingNation
The state of Florida has several four-star prospects that just missed the ESPNU 150 cut and it’s time to update the recruitment of these student-athletes.
Solidly Committed Prospects – Matt Jones, RB, Seffner Armwood (Florida); Marcus Maye, S, Melbourne Holy Trinity (Florida); T.J. Davis, DB, Tallahassee Godby (Auburn); Patrick Miller, OL, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (LSU); Jeremi Powell, LB, Pinellas Park (Florida); Dalvon Stuckey, DT, DeFuniak Springs Walton (FSU); Kelvin Rainey, TE, Yulee (South Carolina); Donaldven Manning, DB, Miami Central (Virginia Tech); Shakeel Rashad, LB, Jacksonville Episcopal (North Carolina); James Burgess Jr., LB, Homestead (Miami); James Hamilton, DT, Orlando Olympia (FSU).
As for the prospects that are undecided or considered to be “soft” commitments.
Name: Alton Howard
School: Orlando Edgewater
Position Rank: No. 26 WR
Update: Howard has had Tennessee with a slight lead over UCF. He has taken officials to Tennessee and Cincinnati with a visit to West Virginia on the horizon.
Name: Evan Goodman
Position Rank: No. 26 OT
Update: Goodman is a soft commit to Arizona State but he has taken visits to Nebraska and Notre Dame and will take a couple more. He is admittedly a lifelong FSU fan and could choose to stay closer to home. Working in Arizona State's favor is Goodman's brother, Devin, is a true freshman there.
Name: Sean Price
School: Citra North Marion
Position Rank: No. 7 TE
Update: Price has been committed to USF since the spring and he seems pretty excited about playing for the Bulls. However he is still listening to other schools, most notably Tennessee and Miami, so he can't be considered solid yet.
Name: Jordan Armstrong
School: Miami Varela
Position Rank: No. 35 ATH
Update: Armstrong has been relatively quiet about his recruitment this season but he did visit UConn in late September and may hold off until after the season for further visits.
Name: Daniel Isidora
School: Weston Cypress Bay
Position Rank: No. 13 OG
Update: Miami, Wisconsin and Michigan have been in Isidora's top choices for a while but FSU has shown an interest in the 330-pounder and are hoping to get him on campus for a visit. Right now, Wisconsin and Miami appear to be the schools to beat.
Name: Reggie Northrup
School: Jacksonville First Coast
Position Rank: No. 27 OLB
Update: Northrup committed to Miami before the season started but he's got an official with Arkansas coming up on Nov. 12 and is keeping his options open as he waits for the NCAA to finish with its judgment on Miami.
Name: Keith Brown
School: Miami Norland
Position Rank: No. 28 OLB
Update: Brown all but decommitted from Miami during a visit last month to Clemson. He has since rescinded that and says that Miami and Clemson are neck and neck. He has taken an official to Purdue and visited South Florida this past weekend. More visits are coming with Georgia a likely target.
Name: Jordan Diggs
School: Cape Coral Island Coast
Position Rank: No. 16 S
Update: Diggs was recently declared eligible to play after a lengthy set of judgments and appeals with the Florida High School Athletic Association. He visited Vanderbilt on Oct. 15 and is looking at visits to Tennessee and South Carolina coming up. He plans to make a decision in January.
Name: Colby Watson
School: Pensacola Pine Forest
Position Rank: No. 16 OG
Update: Watson has been hearing from Louisville for the longest time and also has a lot of interest from UCF. He'd like to go an SEC school and is hoping for additional offers down the stretch.
Name: Christopher Bivins
Position Rank: No. 15 CB
Update: Bivins committed to South Florida during their spring showcase event and has taken officials to N.C. State and Arkansas since then. While Bivins likes the idea of playing for the Bulls and with his good friend Sean Price he also has dreams of playing in the SEC or for one of Florida's original big three.
Name: Jelani Hamilton
School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Position Rank: No. 36 DE
Update: Hamilton committed to Miami in June but he also likes the idea of playing in the SEC, most specifically LSU. Florida State is also still interested and may pursue Hamilton if they lose Mario Edwards. Hamlton suffered a knee injury in Aquinas' loss to Miramar and is done for the season.
Name: Abraham Garcia
School: Davie University School
Position Rank: No. 23 OG
Update: “Nacho” hasn't said too much about his recruiting and has no official visits planned in the next month or so. Wisconsin and Louisville have been the most interested but there is time for a new school to jump in.