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RB Mike Blakely third to commit to Gators this week, 18th in class

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RB Mike Blakely committed to Florida on Tuesday. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

RB Mike Blakely committed to Florida on Tuesday. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

While the Gators are struggling on the field, they are doing well in recruiting this week. Bradenton Manatee RB Mike Blakely became the third player to commit to Florida this week, joining Venice High’s Clay Burton (DE, class of 2011) and Omari Phillips (OT/DT, class of 2012) as the Gators’ latest commitments.

Blakely has 12 touchdowns and 525 yards in five games this season for Manatee. As a junior, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back rushed for 1,400 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Here’s the updated list of the Gators’ commits from the class of 2011:

Player School Hometown Pos. Ht. Wt. Stars (Rivals/Scout)
De’Ante Saunders Deland Deland,Fla. DB 6 180 3/3
Jeoffrey Pagan Asheville Asheville, N.C. DE 6′4″ 272 4/4
Jeff Driskel Hagerty Oviedo, Fla. QB 6′3″ 225 4/5
Javares McRoy Lakeland Lakeland, Fla. WR 5′9″ 170 4/4
Hunter Joyer Tampa Catholic Tampa, Fla. RB 6′ 245 3/3
Tommy Jordan Ridgefield Ridgefield, Conn. OL 6′5″ 280 3/4
Ryan Shazier Plantation Plantation, Fla. LB 6′3″ 205 4/4
Kyle Christy Brownsburg Brownsburg, Ind. K 6′2″ 175 2/3
Ja’Juan Story Nature Coast Brooksville, Fla. WR 6′3″ 190 4/4
Trip Thurman Dover Dover, Del. OL 6′6″ 302 4/3
Louchiez Purifoy Pine Forest Pensacola, Fla. DB 6′ 170 4/3
Chase Hounshell Lake Catholic Kirtland, Ohio OL 6′5″ 242 3/3
Nick Waisome South Lake Groveland, Fla. DB 5′10″ 171 4/4
Valdez Showers Madison Madison Heights, Mich. DB 5′11″ 181 4/4
Chris Johnson Trinity Catholic Ocala, Fla. DB 5′10″ 186 3/3
A.C. Leonard University Christian Jacksonville, Fla. TE 6′2″ 232 4/4
Clay Burton Venice Venice, Fla. LB 6′3″ 230 3/3
Mike Blakely Manatee Bradenton, Fla. RB 5′9″ 190 4/4


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