Tampa Jefferson athlete Deiondre Porter, who decommitted from a long pledge to USF last week, announced via Bright House Networks on Monday night that he is headed to Gainesville and the Florida Gators.
The Gators are hoping he's just what the new offense will need. The electrifying Porter did it all this season for Jefferson in racking up some incredible offensive numbers. He played quarterback and threw for more than 3,199 yards and 30 touchdowns on 57 percent passing (150-of-263), and he also ran the ball well, rushing for almost 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns on 194 carries.
Porter (6-foot-1, 166 pounds) is the No. 57-ranked athlete in the country via the 247Sports composite rankings. He picked the Gators after taking an official recruiting visit to the UF campus this past weekend.
Porter is the 21st committment to the Gators 2014 recruiting class.
Florida 2014 commitments (21)
OT Dontae Angus, 6-6, 300, Philadelphia Martin Luther King
OT Taven Bryan, 6-5, 250, Casper (Wyo.) Natrona County
DT Khairi Clark, 6-3, 325, Hollwood Chaminade-Madonna
DB Duke Dawson, 5-11, 195, Cross City Dixie County
OL Travaris Dorsey, 6-3, 314, Jacksonville Raines
TE DeAndre Goolsby, 6-4, 225, Derby (Kan.)
QB Will Grier, 6-3, 171, Davidson (N.C.)
OT Kavaris Harkless, 6-5, 273, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
DT Thomas Holley, 6-4, 300, Queens (N.Y.) Lincoln
CB J.C. Jackson, 6-0, 185, Immokalee
OL Nolan Kelleher, 6-6, 305, Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Wando
TE C’yontai Lewis, 6-5, 208, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge
RB Brandon Powell, 5-9, 180, Deerfield Beach
ATH Deiondre Porter, 6-1, 166, Tampa Jefferson
DE Justus Reed, 6-3, 217, Clearwater Central Catholic
OT Drew Sarvary, 6-6, 310, Tallahassee North Florida Christian, via Tyler (Texas) JC
OT David Sharpe, 6-6, 318, Jacksonville Providence
TE Moral Stephens, 6-4, 200, Perry
WR Ryan Sousa, 6-1, 177, Orlando Lake Nona
CB Jalen Tabor, 6-1, 182, Washington, D.C., Friendship Collegiate
DT Gerald Willis III, 6-3, 276, New Orleans Edna Karr
S Quincy Wilson, 6-1, 196, Fort Lauderdale University
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