RECRUITING: Nyan Boateng - Lovin' Gainesville

Brooklyn (N.Y.) wide receiver Nyan Boateng (6-3, 190, 4.45,'s #14 WR, 4 stars) now says Florida (1/7 official trip) leads solidly over Nebraska (10/2), Michigan and Michigan State (11/5). <p> "There's like a 90% chance that I'm going to commit to Florida," says Boateng, from Abraham Lincoln.

"I love Gainesville and its small town feel. It's also a great academic school. They've got a great coaching staff and a great philosophy with their wide receivers."

"To play with Chris Leak (quarterback) for two years is all that comes to mind when I think about them. Plus the SEC is the best conference in the country. I could get a lot of national exposure with the Gators--that's the main thing with them for me too."

"They've got a great past history and it's a great place. It's one of the great Florida schools. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a great guy. I had a great in-home visit with him today (1/5). He was around for about ten hours."

"We went to my school and I got to work out to get ready for the All-American game (sponsored by I also took him to the basketball game at school. It was a great visit."

"And with me going there I think will open up a connection for the kids in New York City to go to Florida, and that's something to be proud of."

"I'd say Michigan is my #2 school--they're a winning program all the time. And they've got a great coaching staff. I like their wide receiver's coach (Erik) Campbell. It's like Wide Receiver's University over there."

"I like that no matter what age you are or what class you're in, you're going to play. They're in the Rose Bowl every year and it's a big-time school in the Big Ten."

"The national exposure you get on TV is unbelievable there. Braylon Edwards' (wide receivers) takeoff this season was unbelievable too. They've got great tradition. The program speaks for itself."

"I'm at about 90% right now health-wise. I've been running a lot and my Achilles has been bothering me a bit, but I'm going to be ready for the game come Jan 15 (U.S Army All-America game sponsored by"

"Maryland (12/10 official trip) is definitely out of it for me and I will not visit Michigan."

No stats due to a broken left ankle suffered during the pre-season.

2.9/24 ACT/1080 SAT

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