College Football Recruiting 2013: Florida Gators Surprise 4-Star WR with Offer

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2012


Demorea Stringfellow has been receiving plenty of interest, and has a few offers from the likes of Nebraska and Michigan and West Coast schools like Washington State, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State, but now he adds a genuine SEC power to that list, and he's impressed.

The Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, CA) High School star has officially been offered by the Florida Gators well before he ever expected it to happen.

Adam Gorney of Rivals quotes the receiver saying:

They send a lot of stuff in the mail and my coach always said there was a good chance they would end up offering me. We thought it would be one of my late offers...It's probably one of my top three schools right there. I'm really excited because I didn't think they were going to offer me this early. I thought it was going to be one of the late offers. It's a big-time program and I know they usually don't recruit out here. I felt like it was a big deal to get an offer from them so early.

Florida does have one small in-road with Stringfellow; former No. 1 overall prospect and current Gator Ronald Powell played at the same high school. The Gators aren't having a ton of luck with Powell, but that obviously hasn't deterred them from chasing another Mustang recruit.

The Gators' current list of pledges for 2013 consists of 11 players, all Florida natives, nine of which are ESPNU 150 Watch List members.

They only have one wide receiver in the mix so far, Rivals 4-star receiver Rodney Adams, and according to Stringfellow, they're looking for at least three in this year's class.

He now joins a group of 14 other receivers with offers from the Gators this year.

Coach Will Muschamp put together a top 10 class in 2012 following his first full season as coach down in Gainesville. His next move will be to turn that into a more competitive SEC team this season and follow it up with another great recruiting class after that.

We know the Gators can absolutely dominate in the state of Florida, but landing a few elite prospects from out-of-state will make or break this class.

It will be interesting to see how Stringfellow and the Gators handle this offer and if something more serious comes of it.


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