Demarcus Robinson and DeMarcus Walker are as much different as they are alike.
For starters, they spell their first name differently and play on opposite sides of the ball. One has had a rollercoaster recruitment, the other has been committed to the same school for over four months.
But both are All-Americans, ranked in the Top 50 of the Rivals100 and No. 1 positionally in their state.
And based on Sunday’s reports, they could also be enrolled early at Florida on Jan. 7.
Robinson is no longer a Clemson commit and Walker plans to unofficially visit UF.
In an interview with Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell, Robinson said he has backed off his second pledge to Clemson. The four-star receiver from Peach County in Fort Valley, Ga., will chose between the Gators and Tigers during the Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
Several signs seem to be pointing toward UF. Robinson hasn’t changed his profile picture on Twitter of him wearing Gator gloves, and he also had on a Florida beanie during his interview with Farrell. Moreover, Robinson gave his mother a UF necklace (pictured left) for Christmas. On her Facebook account, her Timeline photo is still Robinson in a Florida jersey.
On Saturday, several sites reported Walker would visit UF after the Under Armour All-American Game. He confirmed the news Sunday with ESPN’s Derek Tyson, telling him the trip has been in the works for awhile.
Last week, The Sun first reported that Walker was seriously reconsidering the Gators and in the process of applying for early enrollment at UF.
Florida coach Will Muschamp built a bond with Walker over the summer and at Friday Night Lights. And despite his Alabama commitment in August, Muschamp and several UF verbals continued to recruit the four-star defensive end.
Their efforts have apparently paid off, and Walker will make a final decision next weekend following his visit to Gainesville.