Plantation CB Chris Lammons commits to Florida

Sun Sentinel

One of the nation's best defensive back prospects wants to stay in-state to play college football.

Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons verbally committed to Florida on Monday on ESPNU.

Lammons chose Florida over other highly-considered offers from South Carolina, Alabama, Miami and Tennessee. Lammons told ESPN that Tennessee came in second place and South Carolina came in third.

Lammons attempted to commit to South Carolina last month, but was rebuffed by the Gamecocks, who told him that there wasn't space at the position in their 2014 recruiting class.

Lammons is a consensus four-star rated prospect who ranks as the nation's 19th best cornerback and the 27th ranked player overall in Florida.

"Great coaching, great facilities and I just feel comfortable [there]," Lammons said after announcing his commitment. "I want to play corner[back], kick return and punt return and they suggested the same thing, so it's really everything I wanted to do."

Travaris Robinson is credited as Lammons' top recruiter at UF.

Florida could land two other South Florida players Monday. University School defensive back Quincy Wilson and Homestead wide receiver Ermon Laine are all reportedly leaning towards committing to the Gators. They announce at 9 p.m. on WQAM 560-AM.

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