Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Florida loses two prospects to USC
By Edward Aschoff
Lane Kiffin's battles with Florida were pretty entertaining when he was at Tennessee. Now, thousands of miles away, Kiffin is still frustrating the Gators.
Wednesday, Kiffin and his USC Trojans staff nabbed two top Florida prospects from the Gators when No. 5 defensive tackle Leonard Williams (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) and No. 6 wide receiver Nelson Agholor (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley) both signed with USC. Each was thought to have Florida and USC as their final two schools.
Kiffin certainly isn't a stranger to recruiting in this part of the country and he hit the Gators at two positions of need, especially with Agholor, who might have competed for immediate playing time with all of Florida's unproven wide receivers.
Now, Florida will hold out a lot of hope for No. 3 athlete Stefon Diggs (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), who will make his college decision on Feb. 10. Diggs is expected to play wide receiver in college, and Florida needs a top-flight receiver in this class. The Gators only have two wide receivers in their 2012 class, in No. 24 WR Latroy Pittman (Citra, Fla./North Marion) and No. 152 Raphael Andrades (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln).