Over the course of 2007 and 2008, every program that mattered was looking at Foley, AL wide receiver Julio Jones. The 6'4" Jones had no visible weaknesses and was not only the top WR in the nation, but one of the best at any position. Although many believed Jones would end up at Alabama, he was one of the most tight-lipped recruits in recent memory. No one was surprised when he committed to the Crimson Tide, but he wasn't open with information throughout his recruitment either. Here's just a sample of some of what Jones actually did have to say:
"The visit was alright."
"They've got a great coaching staff and stuff."
Even his high school coach - Foley's Todd Watson - had a hard time getting much out of Jones at times. After visiting Alabama, Jones told Watson virtually nothing...
"He really didn't talk much about it."
Getting a good read on Jones was difficult from the beginning of his recruitment. We all had a feeling we knew where he'd play his college ball, but his elusiveness made it nearly impossible to be certain. Fast forward to 2011 and the nation's top athlete is playing the recruiting game in a similar fashion.Agholor isn't going through his recruitment exactly like Jones did, but he's similar in being careful to not give too much of an idea of where he's leaning. He is a little more forthcoming with his responses, but doesn't seem to lead many in any one direction. The Tampa, FL athlete is rumored to be down to Florida, FSU and Southern Cal and some of the recruiting experts out there have even gone as far to state their belief that the Gators hold the lead. However, he also loved his visit to Notre Dame and had good things to say about the school.
If those predicting a orange and blue commitment are correct, then Agholor may just be Florida's version of Jones. He may be elusive in his recruitment, but end up exactly where many may have expected early on. That would be a great thing for anyone associated with the Gators and give Florida a talented wide receiver with height. Not the size of Jones, but size all the same.
Signs point to Agholor remaining relatively quiet in terms of a true favorite for the remainder of his recruitment, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate. Yes, this is a Florida fan site (the name and colors should be a clear indicator of that), but what say you?