UPDATE: Florida State defensive line coach Odell Haggins called Crescent City coach Alvin Carter on Monday morning and told him FSU has rescinded Brantley’s offer and will not allow him to visit its campus again.
Crescent City defensive tackle Caleb Brantley attended the Florida State game Saturday and had a great time with his mother and uncle.
So when will he back to Tallahassee for another visit?
“Never,” the UF commit said after Florida’s 37-26 victory over the Seminoles.
The next time Brantley is in Doak Campbell Stadium, he will be a sophomore suited up for the Gators.
The consensus four-star recruit had previously planned to return to FSU for an unofficial and official visit in December, but that’s no longer the case. Brantley said Saturday’s trip was for UF and he wore his heart on his sleeve.
“I was head-to-toe in Gator gear,” Brantley said. “Me and my mom were standing and cheering for Florida the whole time and we made a lot of people in the stands mad.”
Brantley’s interest in the Seminoles stemmed from his relationship with FSU defensive line coach Odell Haggins, who has recruited the UF commit relentlessly and built a father-son bond with him.
“I was supposed to have a meeting with him after the game, but I left as soon as it ended,” Brantley said. “Me and him are close and I have a lot of respect for him, but at the end of the day I’m going to Florida. I can’t wait to play for them next year.”
It’s unlikely Haggins will give up on Brantley, but right now the Under Armour All-American sounds completely solid with the Gators.
This was his Sunday morning status on Facebook:
“It’s been coming to my attention that I will be playing for the Florida gators! That’s been my dream as a kid! And the opportunity is there! That’s the best feeling in the world! Can’t nothing bring me down right now! I love it!!”