2014 Football Recruiting: Duke Dawson Commits To Florida Gators; CB Pulls The Switch

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.

Duke Dawson - Florida Gators

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 intent, but, for now, he seems confident he has made the right choice.

2014 Football Recruiting: Duke Dawson Commits To Florida Gators; CB Pulls The Switch

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.

Duke Dawson - Florida Gators

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 intent, but, for now, he seems confident he has made the right choice.

2013 Football Recruiting: Marcell Harris Visits Florida Again, Gators Will Be Among Top 5

Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips) safety Marcell Harris is no stranger to the Florida Gators. His father, Mike Harris, played for the Gators from 1994-97. The younger Harris has also visited Gainesville numerous times and has already made it clear that Florida will be among his final five college choices ($).

“Florida is in there, I know that for a fact, they are one of the top teams that should be in my top five.” – Marcell Harris, 2013 Safety

Harris has the Gators among his top choices and states his familiarity with the program and the coaches – specifically defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson – is one of the main reasons.

He will make other visits, but isn’t entirely sure where those will be to just yet. There were rumors he would commit to Florida earlier this year, but that time has come and gone and Harris is still available. The Gators are in good shape, but the four-star safety is still looking.

247Sports ranks Harris as the No. 8 safety and No. 52 overall recruit. Rivals isn’t that far off, putting him at No. 6 at his position and No. 54 overall.