"If I played there it would be good because he (Strong) gets double teamed a lot, and if I came in they won't be able to do that. The coaches like how I can get a lot of yards after the catch and I can run a lot of different plays for them lining up in different positions. The coaches said that they wanted to showcase me like they did Strong. We have mutual friends so we already clicked on the visit." The 6-2 197 Eric Lauderdale hauling in a team-high 54 receptions for 703 yards and nine touchdowns while missing five games with a groin injury. He already visited Florida and Nebraska and was scheduled to visit Oregon next week. Yet, his list now is trimmed to only two schools.
"I'm done with my visits," Lauderdale declared. "Oregon told me that they already took all the receivers they were going to take in their class and wouldn't have room for me. I was iffy about Oregon anyways so that didn't bother me.
"I like Florida and Arizona State the most and I will make my decision Saturday. I like the coaches at Florida and they have always been one of my favorite schools. I'm gonna figure it out then. Both of them have their pros and cons and I'm just going to figure it out"
The wide receiver said that both schools are scheduled to have in-home visits with his family later this week. Lauderdale is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall of 2014.