JUCO corner Jhavonte Dean picks up two new SEC offers, Florida and Alabama, over the weekend

Jhavonte Dean is on a roll. The JUCO cornerback picked up two new SEC offers, Florida and Alabama, this week. Dean has a connection to the Gators, and he discusses it with Scout.

It's been quite a weekend for Jhavonte Dean. The Binn College cornerback added two new SEC offers to his list of suitors: Florida and Alabama. The Gators and the Crimson Tide joined CincinnatiOregon StateTCUUCFKentucky and Utah.

UF offered Dean late in the week. 

"It came from tape and me just blowing up," said Dean. "It was a process with them, they were really looking at my academics to make sure my classes would transfer over, and that I was taking the right classes. They called me two days ago, after coming back from a satellite camp and [wide receivers] coach [Kerry] Dixon offered me. He had offered me when he was at FIU, so now I have another chance to play with him." 

Dixon had a message for Dean after he extended the offer. 
"He was telling me to focus on my grades, get out mid-year and come make an impact for the Gators because they have two corners that's going to the draft prior to when I get there," he said.  "I'll have a chance to make an impact." 
Soon after his offer from Florida, Dean ventured to Alabama for a camp and left with his second new offer of the weekend. 
"It was exciting, I actually knew coach Ansley when he was at Kentucky," he said. "He already knew about me but they never pulled the trigger at Kentucky but working with him again was even better because he was at 'Bama, it was a better workout than last time, it was kind of a hard workout. I'll go one time, and if it wasn't fast enough, he'd make me go over. Stuff like that, nit-pick, small things, but you learn." 
Following his very eventful weekend, the Miami native and former South South Dade playmaker [the same school that C.J. Worton graduated from], is planning his return to his home state very soon. 
"I'm trying to visit sometime in late July," he stated. "We talked about July, around July 18, but it's not official yet."
Dean hopes to make a decision sometime in late August or September. Before he does make his commitment, he will need to make sure a few people give their input. 
"It's going to take my parents to be able to come see me play my college games," he said.  "I want to know about the graduation rate, what school I fit better into and which one prepares me for growth as an individual." 

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