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Posted on: February 18, 2012 10:51 pm

Florida Junior Day results in six commitments

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Belle Glade (Fla.) running back Kelvin Taylor decided to commit to Florida Saturday morning but he certainly wasn't the only one who decided the Swamp was the place to be if you're playing college football. Five other players pulled the trigger after Taylor and ran the Gators' Junior Day haul to a total of six pledges, featuring quality as well as quantity in the form of St. Petersburg (Fla.) wide receiver Rodney Adams, Crestview (Fla.) linebacker Dillan Lawson, Bushnell (Fla.) defensive back Keanu Neal, Daytona Beach (Fla.) linebacker Quinton Powell and Jacksonville (Fla.) defensive back Nick Washington.

"Over here was like a family, a lot of the commits brought me in like their brother and I like that," Powell told Inside the Gators. "I was looking for a place that felt like home and that made this an easy choice."

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder was heavily recruited by top programs from across the country and held offers Arkansas, Clemson, Miami and others. Powell will team up with Lawson, who has the measurable at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds but received his first offer from Florida today and committed. Both defensive backs will likely line up at safety in college.

"It is a great place and a place where my family can come down and watch me play," Washington said. "I just love it. I feel it is the right place for me. I kind of felt like this was the place I wanted to go when I first came back here last year over the summer."

Adams is a big pick up not just because of how highly regarded he is, but because he'll fill a position of need at receiver. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder is a speedster who could see early playing time.

"[The coaches] were very excited. They really want me here. It was a great feeling," he said.

The impressive group gives Florida 10 commitments for the class of 2013, the first program to hit the double-digit mark.

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