Recruiting | UF football

High school trio could unite as UF teammates

 
 
Homestead High wide receiver Ermon Lane is shown on Jan. 9, 2013.
Homestead High wide receiver Ermon Lane is shown on Jan. 9, 2013.
C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

sdeen@MiamiHerald.com

Fort Lauderdale University School cornerback Quincy Wilson has been hinting for weeks in interviews and on Twitter he wants to attend the same school as Homestead wide receiver Ermon Lane.

On Friday night, they both announced on Twitter their lists of top schools they would like to attend.

Lane, rated a five-star recruit by 247Sports and four stars by ESPN, Rivals and Scout is down to Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Miami, USC, and Florida State in no particular order. Wilson, rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports, listed five in alphabetical order: Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, and USC.

On Thursday night, Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons, a consensus four-star recruit who reportedly holds offers from Florida, Miami, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida State among others, decided he wanted to join that party.

“I’m trying to go to college with quincy,” Lammons wrote on Twitter, the night before the Friday Night Lights event at the University of Florida.

Lane, Wilson and Lammons only have two reported scholarship offers in common: Florida and Ohio State.

Lammons and Wilson attended in the event held by the Gators’ coaching staff in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – the same night Ohio State held its own event with the same name – but did not participate in the on-field drills and activities. Their visit to UF culminated a week of unofficial visits to Tennessee and South Carolina. Lane’s travel arrangements prevented him from visiting Gainesville for a second time.

Wilson’s father, Chad, said both players gained some more clarity regarding their college decisions after their road trip.

“It’s been a long week,” Chad Wilson said. “We got what we expected from these trips, regarding the schools, how they’ll fit into the systems and academics.”

Chad Wilson said he’s not reading too much into Lammons’ tweets – or any players’ for that matter – regarding their recruitments.

“You can really drive yourself crazy following a kid from tweet to tweet,” Chad Wilson said. “Twitter is really open access to their mind at the moment.

“And you know with a teenager, they can change their mind from day to day. You gotta take those kids’ tweets with a grain of salt.”

Quincy Wilson, however, put some more salt onto the tweet from Lammons.

“We were just talking about it because me and Chris really have a lot of chemistry together,” Wilson said. “We want to go to college together but we’ll see where we end up going.”

In the meantime, Wilson took note of what the Florida coaching staff, current players, and oral commits were pitching to him.

“[Florida has] a need for cornerback and it’s a great place to be,” he said.

Wilson and Lammons also appreciated the time they spent with Miami Central running back and UF oral commit Dalvin Cook during the event.

“We’re all from the same area so we’re all close, Wilson said. “He’s recruiting us just like everyone else that’s committed already.”

Wilson also got a pitch from Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep defensive tackle Khairi Clark.

“I’m just telling him think Florida because he takes a lot of visits,” said Clark, a consensus four-star recruit who has been orally committed to Florida for more than a month now. “I know a lot of schools out there on his mind and he should be a Gator. He needs to come here.”

Cook said he has been recruiting the trio as much as can with daily messages and conversations, especially Lane.

“I text him every morning: Gator Nation,” Cook said.

Cook said with the commitments of Lane, Wilson and Lammons to UF, the Gators could be a force to be reckoned with.

“It will all fall in place. Once we get them guys right there, Florida will be back where we need to be at.”

This and That

• Miami Central junior wide receiver Da’Vante Phillips orally committed to Florida after the event. Phillips, a rated four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN, held reported offers from Miami, Clemson, Florida State, Alabama, USF and UCF.

• University School defensive end Richard Yeargin III attended the event on Friday and will stay in Gainesville for an unofficial visit, which will end Saturday. His teammate, cornerback Rashard Causey claimed an offer from the Gators after the event.

Read more Recruiting stories from the Miami Herald

Get your Miami Heat Fan Gear!

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category