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Deiondre Porter of Tampa Jefferson commits to Florida Gators

Orlando Sentinel

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.

Porter posted to his Twitter account @DtracksatP shortly afterward, "I have Officially Committed To The University of Florida !GO GATORS #GatorNation"

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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