GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New schools seem to be entering the race for Deejay Dallas every week.
In this month alone, the four-star athlete has earned offers from Alabama, Florida State, Stanford, Tennessee and three others to reach 22.
One school that jumped on Dallas early is Florida. The Gators gave him his fourth offer this time last year, and he recently visited UF on Jan. 30.
“I’ve been to Florida three or four times,” said Dallas, who toured the indoor practice facility. “The people here are nice. The coaches are great and I vibe with the players every time I get to hang around them.”
The 6-foot, 188-pounder from Georgia likes the coaches, weather and downtown area in Gainesville.
“It feels just like Brunswick,” said the former UGA commit.
Dallas said the UF staff is recruiting him as an athlete with the freedom to his pick his position. Currently a quarterback for Glynn Academy, Dallas prefers to play slot receiver or cornerback in college.
Florida likes the length of his arms and calls him a ball hawk.
“They’re a good coaching staff,” said Dallas, who’s being recruited by defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and running backs coach Tim Skipper.
“Coach Collins is real cool, and coach Skip just started recruiting me. So we’re building a relationship and it’s gotten off to a good start.”
Dallas, the nation’s No. 15 athlete, said the Gators will be one of his finalists. He plans to be an early enrollee and wants to make his decision some time before then.
“I don’t know exactly when,” he said. “It all depends on how I’m feeling.”
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