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Florida football recruiting: Antonio Riles still being chased by Georgia

Part of the sprint to Signing Day is holding on to prospects you already have commitments from.


Florida secured the commitment of Georgia defensive end Antonio Riles in July 2012, and has hung onto him ever since, despite runs by Michigan State and the home state school from Athens. And the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Carvell writes that Riles is still mulling taking an official visit to Georgia this weekend.

Riles expects a visit from Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and defensive line coach Chris Wilson on Thursday, and will likely make his decision on an official visit after talking to those coaches, but Riles still talking to Georgia, the school most thought Florida would have the most trouble keeping Riles away from, is a little bit worrisome. Riles was also one of the few players to seem miffed by coordinator Dan Quinn's departure, but his official visit to Florida came days after that and seemed to smooth things over with the talented defensive end.

And that attempt by Michigan State to get Riles to visit didn't work out, with Riles cancelling a visit to East Lansing late in the game. And when asked about other official visits after his official visit to Florida two weekends ago, Riles told 247Sports' Luke Stampini ($) "I doubt it."

Riles' situation bears watching, but Georgia pulling an 11th hour flip would be more surprising than Florida keeping a player the coaches have had in the fold for about six months.