On his commitment to Florida, he said "My options are still open really." We pressed him further for a concrete answer -- was he committed anymore? "No sir. I like Florida still, but I love LSU." He proceeded to name his top five as "LSU, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Georgia." Are these the five he will probably visit? "Yes sir."
I asked about his uncle who coaches on the basketball staff at Florida State and how that will weigh on his decision to play ball in college, "Not really, I am going to be the one that has to live there or whatever, so it has to be my decision."
Two weeks earlier Avery visited Florida for the Rising Senior's Camp. Although he didn't participate he made a special trip up just to see some folks and the school. He made some great relationships at the Florida camp. "I met Demetrice Morley at the Florida camp, he and I clicked, we were just real cool." Two days following the camp, he made a commitment to play football to Coach Zook and the Gators. Things have changed for him since.
Avery's teammate quarterback Jonathan Garner committed over the weekend to the Gators. Avery commented: "He's a hard working player and a good leader. I think he'll fit right in at Florida."
Avery Atkins is going to be a slippery fish throughout the recruiting season. He wants to take his visits and he likes certain schools. He is a heck of a ball player and the schools are going to keep on recruiting him. He will just have to keep us guessing.