This week could yield Florida’s second commitment in the month of November.
Jacksonville Providence offensive tackle David Sharpe will announce his college choice Thursday at his high school. His finalists are Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.
The Bulldogs had been his presumed leader throughout the fall, but the UGA coaches have ignored his calls for weeks and reportedly don’t have room for him.
He has yet to visit LSU, and Clemson appears unlikely to land his commitment. That leaves either Florida or Tennessee, the only school to receive an official visit from him so far.
Sharpe has visited UF more than anywhere else, with his most recent trip being to the Arkansas game. Given his familiarity with the football program, his proximity to home and his family full of Florida fans, Sharpe is expected to pick the Gators.
JUCO WR pondering UF visit
Since gaining an offer from UF on Sept. 30, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Saddleback C.C. receiver Eric Lauderdale has expressed heavy interest in the Gators.
The former Tennessee commit tweeted Sunday that he might visit Florida for its game against Florida State in two weeks.
Arizona State, Miami and Washington are other schools in the mix for Lauderdale, who plans to make his decision in January.
Future Gators take to Twitter
Over the weekend, several members of Florida’s 2014 class expressed their commitment level to the Gators and excitement for the future via Twitter.
I’m 100% to Florida gators so I know I can get all they followers on here
— Support #⃣5⃣Jwalk (@_MoneyLane) November 17, 2013
Go Gators, I know this year has been a bumpy season but I’m glad to say that I’m a Gator commit and I’m willing to make an impact next year
— Khairi Clark (@KhairiClark) November 16, 2013
No way I’ll ever consider decommiting just because of a rough season so all those questions can stop being asked #GatorNation
— Justus Reed4⃣ (@jreed_4) November 17, 2013
I’m still 100% committed to the gators
— DÜKĘ DÅWŠÕŃ (@DaWsOnBoY_6) November 17, 2013
Next year man #2014
— Gator Boy$ (@DC_Wilson954) November 17, 2013
NOTE: For those who can’t read the Twitter emoticons and icons, Dawson says he’s 100 percent committed.