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Florida football junior day news and notes

By on February 17th, 2013

As the Florida Gator football program begins its 2014 recruiting cycle, many recruits were on campus this weekend for what is known as “junior day“ a time for recruits in the 2014 class to take visits to campus and a psuedo-kickoff to the process of working toward signing day 2014.

One of those recruits on campus is 6'3″ 280 pound offensive lineman Travaris Dorsey who committed to the University of Florida Saturday. He hails from Jacksonville and attends Raines High School. Florida beat out division rival Tennessee among others in the race for Dorsey. He also had offers from Louisville, North Carolina and Georgia Tech.

Another offensive lineman to commit today was 6'4″ 250 pound Benjamin Knox. Knox was offered a scholarship and accepted; he also had an offer from Utah. Knox is from Deland High School and will play his senior season under former Gainesville High School head coach James Thomson.

Defensive end/linebacker Christian Miller was the third and final commit of the day picked up by Florida. Miller is a 6'4″ 200 pound native of Columbia, South Carolina. Among the teams Florida beat out for Miller's services was the team in his backyard, the South Carolina Gamecocks who also extended an offer. Christian comes from good stock, he is the son of former New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Corey Miller. The elder Miller announced his son's commitment in interesting fashion:

While Florida added three players, they lost one in four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. Valentine was named to the Rivals 100 earlier this week and has become the first decommitment from this recruiting class,. This isn't the first time Valentine has rescinded his pledge to a school, over the summer Valentine also decommitted from Louisville.

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