March 25th, 2011 04:11 PM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Tennessee
Tags: Georgia, Jarontay Jones, Raphael Kirby, Stephenson High School
Florida has received a commitment from defensive tackle Jafar Mann from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Mann is the second prospect from Stephenson to commit to Florida for the class of 2012, joining running back Mike Davis, who gave his pledge to the Gators in February.
Florida is also actively recruiting Stephenson defensive end Jarontay Jones and and linebacker Raphael Kirby, both of whom are highly-touted prospects. Could all four players end up signing with Florida?
“I’d say it’s a strong possibility,” Mann told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Davis certainly appeared to play a role in Mann’s decision to commit to Florida.
“He was an influence, yeah,” Mann said of David. “He’s our running back and we’ve been playing together a long time. It was a factor.”
Mann also held offers from the top two schools inside the state – Georgia and Georgia Tech. So why choose Florida?
“Georgia, I feel like Georgia waited too late,” Mann said. “They offered me two weeks after Florida, so I didn’t feel like they were as interested. Tech actually offered me before Florida, but I wanted to get out of Georgia. They’re both good teams but I really wanted to go out of state.”
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