Florida Gators Predicted to Land Ermon Lane, Two 4-Star Recruits Monday

By Patrick Schmidt
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Monday is expected to be a big day for Florida as it is anticipated they will receive commitments from three of the state’s top prospects, including Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla. Homestead) the top receiver in the 247Sports composite rankings.

Lane originally planned to announce his college destination on Saturday but instead will take an unofficial visit to Miami. I don’t expect his visit to change his mind from the Gators, and Lane has said he has been settled on his pick for about a month, so one trip won’t change that.

Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State are the other finalists for the 6-foot-3, 193-pound Lane who will be an immediate contributor at Florida and will team with freshman Demarcus Robinson to form a potentially dominant duo at receiver. Eight of Lane’s 30 receptions last year went for touchdowns, and with five-star quarterback recruit Will Grier committed to the Gators, the offense for Florida is full of potential.

Despite the decision to commit and get the process over with Lane tells 247Sports that he isn’t completely getting it over with, “I’m going to take other visits, to see what other schools have to offer,” Lane stated.

Also announcing on Monday is four-star safety Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. University School), and he and Lane have made it known they want to play together in college. The 6-foot-1, 196-pounder recently was at Florida’s Friday Night Lights event July 26 and will choose the Gators over Notre Dame, South Carolina and Ohio State.

The third recruit to announce on Monday evening is four-star cornerback Chris Lammons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Plantation) who also stated he would not mind playing with Lane and Wilson, but ultimately he is going to the best place for him. The decision to commit this soon is an about face for Lammons who earlier this week said he was unsure about what his future would hold.

“I’m kind of confused on what to do, so I think I want to keep waiting it out,” Lammons told Luke Stampini Monday afternoon. “I liked every school exactly the same. That’s why I’m kind of pushing back my commitment date and things like that.”

His decision to commit to the local program where his family can easily come see him play in Gainesville could be the deciding factor, but keep an eye open for Tennessee as a team who could make him second guess his decision if he takes an official visit to Knoxville this fall. Lammons has been to Tennessee twice during the summer, and Volunteers head coach Butch Jones has made Lammons a priority for his loaded 2014 class.

These three standouts in the Sunshine state are all being pursued by ace recruiter Travaris Robinson who currently is ranked No. 5 in 247Sports recruiter rankings with four in-state commitments, including Miami Central’s Dalvin Cook, the No. 3 ranked running back in the nation.

The Gators currently own the No. 22 ranked class and the No. 10 class in the SEC with only 11 commitments. However, with these three likely commitments the class will sky-rocket into the top 10-12 and would be the only school with commitments from three five-star recruits.

Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickASchmidt and add him to your Google network.

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