Just over 48 hours after choosing to decommit from the Florida Gators and reopen his recruitment, four-star defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, FL) announced that he is back in the fold and once again a member of the team’s 2013 class.
Originally the second player to commit to Florida for 2013, Brantley first gave the coaching staff his pledge on Jan. 28, 2012. Though he had considered decommitting in the past, he ultimately decided to remain pledged to the Gators for nearly an entire year.
That was until Wednesday, just hours before Florida competed in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, when he announced on Twitter that he was no longer committed to the program. Brantley spent the week in St. Petersburg, FL practicing for the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game along with seven current UF commits.
Early Saturday morning, after seeing limited action (neck) in the game and following a conversation with with members of the Gators coaching staff at his hotel, Brantley announced on Twitter that he had recommitted to Florida.
“Just committed to University Of Florida ! #Again ! #GoGators,” he wrote.
Brantley is the Gators’ only defensive tackle commitment for 2013 aside from four-star JUCO transfer Darious Cummings (Scooba, MS). A long-time Florida fan, his decommitment was widely seen as a temporary decision.
With Brantley back in the fold, the Gators recruiting class is now 25 members strong with 24 pledges that count as part of the 2013 cycle.