Found January 09, 2013 on
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Dixie County (Cross City, FL) cornerback Duke Dawson has made his college choice and it’s very good news for the Florida Gators. On Tuesday, the 2014 recruit committed to the Gators over the Florida State Seminoles after pulling the wardrobe switch. Dawson arrived at his announcement decked out in ‘Noles gear, only to pull off an FSU shirt to reveal a Florida one.
I’ve never been a huge fan of the clothing or hat switch, but Dawson’s situation seemed to be more of a playful joke between him and his family. With the exception of his cousin–2013 Florida commit Marcell Harris–Dawson’s entire family is made up of FSU fans. This was probably just a playful jab at the family before he made his true choice known.
The decision wasn’t necessarily an easy one for Dawson, but being able to play with Harris weighed heavily. Dawson also mentioned his relationship with Gators’ head coach Will Muschamp and academics as draws for him.
There is plenty of time left before Dawson signs his letter of ...
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Coach Will Muschamp said that Brissett “expressed an interest in transferring and getting a fresh start.”
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The Gators gained their fourth commitment in the 2014 class today in cornerback Duke Dawson. The Dixie County High School (Cross City, FL) standout impressed the Gators and the Seminoles in summer camp and earned offers from both programs. His decision came down to those two in the end and the Gators have his pledge. Dawson breaks it down right here.
The Florida Gators are closing strong in 2013 and are off to an even better start for 2014. The Gators have verbal commitments from defensive tackle Travonte Valentine, wide out Ryeshene Bronson, quarterback Will Grier and now corner back Duke Dawson.
With the final release of the Scout300 player rankings Florida finds itself with a pretty full class and still in pursuit of quite a few big time players within the Scout300. The Gators currently stand with 10 prospects residing in the Scout300, a list of the top 300 players in the country and they are still on at least that many to fill out the class which stands at 25 commitments.
It's been a Sunshine State battle for 2014 cornerback Duke Dawson since he picked up offers from both Florida and Florida State at summer camp. The Dixie County High School (Cross City, FL) standout announced he'll be playing the next level for the Florida Gators. Watch his dramatic announcement right here.
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Coach: Billy Donovan (16 seasons at Florida 386-158) Overall 421-178, 18 years
2011-12: Record 26-11 overall, 10-6 in SEC (Tie/2nd)
Starters Returning (3) Kenny Boynton, Patric Young, Erik Murphy
Preseason Tournament: Global Sports
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Georgetown, vs. Marquette, vs. Wisconsin, at Arizona, vs. Kansas State, at Florida State
Transfer Out: Walter Pitchford...
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