GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a late push from Auburn and Florida State, Antonneous Clayton will only be taking one official visit this month.
And that was to Florida over the weekend.
Clayton, the nation’s No. 2-ranked weakside defensive end, has shut down his recruitment and ruled out other trips.
“I ain’t going nowhere,” Clayton said following his UF visit.
I WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ANYMORE VISITS. I'M 100% COMMITTED 2 THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA # GO GATORS ??✊✊????????????????????????
— Godspeed (@antonneousc) January 25, 2016
The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder told SEC Country last week that he had no intentions of visiting Auburn or Florida State despite coaches from those schools coming to see him, which created an awkward situation for Clayton last Wednesday.
Clayton said his trip to Florida was more for his family members, and they enjoyed themselves in Gainesville.
“My whole family went,” Clayton said. “It was my mom, my dad, little brother and sister and my uncle, too. They loved it and had a real good time. They treated us right.
“When I went down to the locker room and started trying on the uniforms, they liked seeing that. It was an overall great experience.”
Clayton, who’s rated a five-star recruit by Rivals, was a standout performer during Under Armour All-America week earlier this month. He said his play excited the UF coaches.
“They saw the video of me beating the No. 1 tackle, Greg Little,” Clayton said. “They told me I destroyed him. I said, ‘Yeah, I know.’ They were hyped up about it.”
My COACH FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS. # GO GATORS????✊✊??????????? pic.twitter.com/IfSgIGzZV4
— Godspeed (@antonneousc) January 24, 2016