Just one week after extending a scholarship offer to the three-star prospect, the Florida Gators received a commitment from athlete Deiondre Porter (Tampa, FL).
Porter, who was committed to South Florida when offered by UF but immediately decommitted and officially visited the Gators over the weekend, played quarterback for Jefferson High School last season.
He will join Florida as an athlete without a position. The Gators are also expected to work the 6-foot, 163-pounder out at wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner.
“I feel I can play anywhere. Whatever the team needs, I’m there. I’m not a selfish player,” Porter said when making his announcement live on television. “For Florida, if they want me to play corner, I’m here. They want me to play receiver, I’m here. If they want me to play quarterback, I’m also here.”
Interest in Porter has been widespread recently with Georgia, Miami and Wisconsin all trying to get him to visit. In the end, a trip to Florida was all he needed to seal the deal and officially put an end to his recruitment.
According to InsidetheGators.com’s Robert Lopez, sophomore cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III was instrumental in helping Porter feel comfortable while on campus.
“They just said that I have an opportunity here at Florida. They stressed that,” he said.
Porter is the Gators’ 22nd overall commitment and 12th from the state of Florida.