Since he committed to Florida State in December 2010, five-star defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has been anything but solid to the Seminoles.
Over the course of his recruiting process, he has said there’s a “25 percent” chance his verbal will change and that things could get “shaky” and “spicy.”
But following Thursday’s in-home visit with the UF coaching staff, Fowler went on record and revealed how undecided he truly is.
“I don’t know where I’m going,” Fowler said. “Not yet. I need this week to think about it. It’s gonna be pretty hard. I’m making a decision that’s gonna stick with me for the rest of my life.”
Fowler watched the Florida basketball team defeat Ole Miss with UF head coach Will Muschamp, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, linebacker coach D.J. Durkin, cornerback coach Travaris Robinson and tight end coach Derek Lewis.
“We had a great time,” Fowler said. “I just sat down and watched the Florida game with the coaches. And I got to wear my jersey.”
Fowler said he took this picture with his brother, Terio, and godbrother, Chris. Both of them are huge Florida fans.
“It felt real good to put on a Gator jersey,” Fowler said. “No. 6 is my favorite number. I never thought I’d put on a Gator jersey, so it was crazy. My brothers were real pumped.”
Fowler said the majority of his family members — most notably his father — are FSU fans and they initially wanted him to be a Nole. However, he said that has changed.
“Honestly, at first they wanted me to go to Florida State,” Fowler recalled. “But both of them are good schools, so my family really doesn’t care which one I go to now.”
The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder is having an ESPNU announcement on National Signing Day and will reach his final decision independently.
“I’m making this decision on my own,” Fowler said. “My parents and coaches already talked with me, so now it’s my time to make the last call. It’s up to me. I finally get to call some shots.”
Florida received the final official and in-home visit with Fowler. For clarification, I asked him if Thursday was the last time he would meet with Muschamp. I meant before Feb. 1, but he took my question literally.
I asked, “is this the last chance Muschamp gets to see you?”
He responded, “I guess we’ll see on Wednesday.”