Landstown Head Coach Chris Beatty, who has to like his chances for a repeat state championship in Virginia with Harvin and McDaniel lining up at wide receiver, has indicated that Harvin might be returning to Gainesville for the Tennessee game on September 17. McDaniel has said he will be returning to Gainesville later this summer.
For Harvin, the visit to Gainesville last weekend was a chance to see the campus, meet with coaches and talk extensively with academic advisors.
"The visit was good," he said. "They had a beautiful campus and the coaches were very cool. I flew down with Damon and Coach Beatty. They showed us around and showed us the campus. We went to the academic buildings and talked about majors and the classes we would take. They showed us the locker room and some of the football stuff."
Because it was the dead week between Summer A and Summer B sessions at UF, there wasn't much happening on campus but that wasn't a problem for Harvin since he got to spend most of his time with Florida's coaches.
"I met with pretty much all the coaches," Harvin said. "I like Coach (Urban) Meyer he seems like a cool guy. Coach (Billy) Gonzalez is the same … all the coaches were pretty cool. The players were gone because they had a week break. There were a couple of the incoming freshmen there, but that was it."
Harvin says the five schools that are at the top of his list remain the same. He hasn't finalized his priority list to determine which school will win out in the end, and he told GatorCountry.com that he plans on taking all of his visits.
"USC, Florida, Miami, Florida State, and Michigan are my top five and I will visit all of them," he said. "I set a date for my USC visit … it is the bye week for them. I haven't set a date for Florida yet. I am still out looking and am not sure what I am going to decide on. I don't have any more visit plans for the summer."
Percy Harvin will be almost like a lottery pick for the school that signs him, but at this point in the recruiting game, he's a lot like Antone Smith was leading up to signing day 2005 --- he's not tipping his hand or giving anyone any indication where he's leaning. He scored more than 30 touchdowns last year and he should pile up big numbers in the fall, adding to the suspense of where he will choose for his college football career.