RECRUITING: Brandon La Fell - A Complicated Mix

Texas wide receiver Brandon La Fell (6-3, 170, 4.5,'s #30 WR, 4 stars) now denies a leader and favors Florida (no offer), South Carolina, Oklahoma State (11/14 unofficial trip), Nebraska (11/26 official trip), Missouri (11/5) and Miami (no offer).

"Florida, South Carolina, and Miami have really been coming at me lately, so I've really started to look at them," says La Fell, from Houston Lamar.

"Florida is about to offer--the coaches there feel real good about me. I like coach (Urban) Meyer. If he brings the same offense to Florida that he had with Utah, the Gators are going to be real good. There's just as many good athletes at Florida than there are at Utah.

"They've got a good quarterback there so I'd have no problem getting the ball. I mean you get it regardless if you come to that program ready to play.

"South Carolina seems like a real good situation to me. I don't know what his name is, but they've got the best wide receiver there that's going to enter into the NFL draft. I think he's only a junior.

"And coach (Steve) Spurrier is going to throw the ball regardless. They're stacked at quarterback and running back, but they need wide receivers.

"Oklahoma State did really good this year without their best quarterback, Bobby Reid on the field. If I were to go there I'd play with Bobby for at least another three years.

"I'd have a good chance at playing early and competing for a starting job there. And they're not far from home which is good.

"Miami is just Miami. They're always getting players into the NFL. It's like training for the NFL draft if you go there. One of the coaches there told me they're only recruiting one wide receiver. That's not a problem for me because playing time and competition don't matter.

"If you ain't hungry for it at Miami you might as well just stay home. And my friend, Reginald Youngblood (offensive tackle), is going there, and I think they're going to get Martellus Bennett (tight end). All three of us have hung out from middle school until now."

La Fell says his last two visits will come down between Florida, Miami, South Carolina and Oklahoma State. He already used up a trip on Arizona (9/25).

Final SR (8-4) stats: 46 catches/1,116 yds/16 TDs; 70+ tackles/8 INT-4 TDs/2 PR TDs

2.9/720 SAT--retest unset/Dec 10 ACT unreported

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