July 3rd, 2013 11:36am

Gators will stay on Scott despite Clemson pledge

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Scott is a member of the Rivals100 and ESPN150. (Photo by Chris Hays/The Orlando Sentinel)

Tarpon Springs East Lake wide receiver Artavis Scott pulled the trigger Tuesday at The Opening and verbally committed to Clemson over Florida and UCF.

But the UF coaches will continue to pursue the Army All-American, much like they did in 2012 with Demarcus Robinson, and another back-and-forth battle looks to be brewing between the Gators and Tigers.

Similar to Robinson, Florida was the leader for Scott early on in his recruitment. The 5-foot-11, 179-pounder took two trips to Gainesville in the spring, including a visit for the Orange & Blue Debut, and was seen by UF twice during the evaluation period.

It’s unclear whether or not Scott will take officials to other schools in the fall, but the Gators have a good chance of getting him back on campus due to his teammate and fellow WR, George Campbell. A potential five-star prospect for the class of 2015, Campbell is an admitted Gator fan and believed to be favoring Florida.

Campbell and Scott have been best friends since middle school and consider themselves brothers. The two have stated they would like to play together in college, and if Campbell is leaning toward the Gators or commits to them this year, it could cause Scott to strongly reconsider UF.

There is still seven months left until signing day and a lot can happen between now and then. Robinson, for example, made his original pledge to Clemson on July 20 and changed his mind three times before enrolling at Florida.

With UF on the outside looking for its other top targets at slot receiver, Johnnie Dixon, Speedy Noil and Stanton Truitt, Scott will continue to be a priority for the staff.

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22 Comments

  1. July 3rd, 2013 11:43 am

    Zach, as of today, who do you think will be the 3 WRs in the 2014 class?

    by Robert


  2. July 3rd, 2013 11:48 am

    Hard to say right now. I think Travis Rudolph is the most likely, followed by Ermon Lane and then Dixon or Scott.

    by Zach Abolverdi


  3. July 3rd, 2013 4:02 pm

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  4. July 3rd, 2013 4:29 pm

    other than Travis or Lane i don’t see anybody else picking us at this time.

    by J


  5. July 3rd, 2013 9:40 pm

    Lane is a dead lock for the U. Coming from his 2nd cousin. He is just waiting til signing day.

    by Dusting


  6. July 3rd, 2013 10:01 pm

    The way Grier is tossing the ball to Lane this week. We might just turn him. Lane has go to be liking our QB.

    by Jeffrey


  7. July 4th, 2013 10:36 am

    WHY?

    by JR


  8. July 4th, 2013 12:20 pm

    whats the latest on the elite 11 and Grier? Would love another right up about it. Thanks Zach for all you do

    by J.W.


  9. July 4th, 2013 12:48 pm

    Clemson can say good-bye to Scott too. Muschamp will flip him eventually.

    by Gator Todd


  10. July 4th, 2013 2:04 pm

    can some send my highlights to the football Dept thanks my address is 1724 columbine rd milledgeville ga 31061

    by kentavious thomas


  11. July 4th, 2013 2:06 pm

    by kentavious thomas


  12. July 4th, 2013 5:31 pm

    NICE video thomas. i’m sure they will find out about you aventually.

    by J


  13. July 4th, 2013 5:34 pm

    Zach what was the name and are we recruiting the kid 5’9 WR from the feild Generals team? Reminds me of Wes Wilker from Patriots.

    by J


  14. July 4th, 2013 8:43 pm

    Lane aint a lock to Miami bro cousin or not. He’s heavily considering UF whether u believe me or not yes I have a source. As of right now it’s a bama UF battle for lane

    by Real gator


  15. July 5th, 2013 12:12 am

    I can not figure out how we lose recruits to Clemson. Muschamp has been successful at turning some of them, though. I have been to Clemson and they have nothing on UF, except for some very generous Boosters. Let them take their money and then flip to us in the end. :-)

    by GIGator


  16. July 5th, 2013 9:44 am

    How many days until kickoff???????

    by Delray Mike


  17. July 5th, 2013 2:48 pm

    Clemson is an offensive school they attract playmakers. Only reason they got the two good linebackers from us a few years ago is because urban decided to leave.

    by Real gator


  18. July 6th, 2013 8:39 am

    Clemson, like So Carolina, have one thing over UF and it is the learning curve Both schools are less rigorous than UF in their classes and requirements. A kid who cares less about learning, but only cares sports, will probably take the easy way out, and that would be Clemson. Kids (and their parents) who realize the value of learning, will lean to Florida. I have heard that Clemson’s coaches use this as a recruiting tool.

    by GatorJoe


  19. July 7th, 2013 3:00 pm

    This kid Kentavius looks good, tough, good balance, good hands out of the back field. What year will be your signing class….2015?

    Don’t blame you for wanting to get out of Georgia. UF is defiantly a step up!

    Go Gators!

    by Gatorjimmy


  20. July 9th, 2013 7:31 pm

    Kentavious, You don’t have to worry about someone seeing those clips, Champ and his staff are very sharp in the recruiting game. I agree with Gatorjimmy on all points and I know that those clips have been or will be viewed, You will get visits and calls from THE UF soon, keep working on your game you are in. GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  21. July 10th, 2013 10:56 pm

    I hope he’s not shying away from the Gators b/c he isn’t comfortable with UF’s academic rigor. If so, then it may be for the best that he moves on to another program. Good luck to him wherever he ends up signing. He’s a Florida kid and so we wish him the best for his future.

    by NassauGator


  22. June 7th, 2014 8:59 am

    [...] Gators were able to do it in the 2013 cycle with Demarcus Robinson, but they couldn’t change the mind of Artavis Scott in the last [...]

    by UF still after Cain despite his Clemson commitment | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive


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