Linebacker prospect Quinton Powell (6-3, 200) of Daytona Beach Mainland has decommitted from his pledge to the University of Florida's 2013 recruiting class.
After Scout.com posted the intitial report, Powell posted to his Facebook timeline:
"Yes I decommited from Florida, nothing against the program just needed to re-evaluate my choices."
Powell took his official visit to Gainesville this past weekend and he posted to his Facebook account Sunday night about his visit: "I had a great time and everything was set up very nicely and I thank God for giving me the chance to experience that."
Powell had recently declared his intentions to take official visits to Southern Cal and Miami, and possibly Oregon, and he told Scout that during his UF visit, he got the feeling that he was disappointing the Gators’ coaches and decided to decommit instead of make for an uncomfortable situation.
He also mentioned that he would still consider UF if offer still exists when the time comes to make his final decision.
The Sentinel was unable to reach Powell for comment immediately on Monday night.
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