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Demarcus Robinson commits to Florida, gives Gators top-flight receiver

Florida lands another playmaker at wide receiver in new commitment Demarcus Robinson.


Florida's fantastic December recruiting run has been one of the best stretches of momentum for a program on a dizzying upward trajectory. Wednesday's news that Georgia wide receiver Demarcus Robinson had flipped from Clemson and committed to Florida, first reported by Scout's Jason Higdon, is the best yet.

Why? Robinson's the receiver Florida fans have been missing for years.

At 6'2" and 200 pounds, Robinson has the sort of size and skills that Florida hasn't had since Riley Cooper, and has all the tools to be a true No. 1 receiver — something Cooper never quite was, and something that Florida hasn't had since perhaps Jabar Gaffney, though the Urban Meyer years were rife with smaller, productive receivers like Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy, and Andre Caldwell.

Don't believe me? Check out this highlight film ... which is from Robinson's junior year.

Robinson is the No. 101 recruit in America according to the 247Composite rankings that average recruiting services' estimates, and a consensus four-star player. For Florida, which pairs him with fellow four-star Ahmad Fullwood, Alvin Bailey, Marqui Hawkins, and Chris Thompson in a class full of players who could see playing time early, he's worth more than that, because the Gators need playmakers at wide receiver more than at any other position.

Robinson is an early enrollee and will be on campus at Florida in January and participating in spring practice. His commitment moves Florida back to 25 commitments for the Class of 2013.

Florida may yet have more commitments, as well, as Will Muschamp makes a push to make this class of Gators the top recruiting class in the nation.