Florida Gators football: Porter adds versatility

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The Florida Gators bolstered their 2014 recruiting class with the addition of athlete Deiondre Porter this past Monday.

Porter was an electrifying player at Tampa Jefferson High School. As a quarterback, he threw for 3,199 yards and 33 touchdowns, while completing 57 percent of his passes. He also ran for 1,499 yards and 20 touchdowns. Check out a few of his highlights below.

Porter is currently the lowest rated player in Florida’s class, but he has a unique skillset that sets him apart from the average player.

The 6-foot-1, 167-pounder has a unique blend of speed, quickness and acceleration that is hard to find. With highly touted quarterback Will Grier already in the fold, Porter’s future at Florida may be at a different position. With his dynamic ability, Porter could end up playing cornerback, safety or wide receiver for the Gators.

If he does end up at another position, it doesn’t seem to be something that Porter will shy away from.

“I feel like I can play anywhere,” he said in an interview with Bright House communications in Tampa. “Whatever the team needs. I am not a selfish player. For Florida, if they want me to play corner, receiver or quarterback I am there.”

No matter what position Porter ends up at, his development will be interesting to follow for the next few years.

Porter’s commitment brings Florida to 21 commits for the class of 2014.

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