Moreira Talks About Decision

[MEDIA:32874]<BR><B>Jermaine Moreira</B> talks with UFI about his decision to become a Florida Gators, future position at UF and more. Meet Florida Gator commitment number two.

The Florida Gators received a commitment this past Wednesday from Jermaine Moreira (Mor-era) from Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. For the last two seasons, Moreira was an option quarterback for Palm Beach Gardens High School. His family moved and he decided to transfer to his new high school home. At Dwyer, he will play wide receiver and cornerback. 

"I can make the big play," said Moreira. "I have speed, excellent quickness and good hands. I want to play receiver in college but it really doesn't matter as long as I play."

Moreira measured 5-10.5 and 169 pounds at the Nike Camp in Miami. There, he ran an unspectacular 4.73 forty. 

"Man I just had a bad day and a bad run. It rained before too. I do not want to make excuses. It happens sometimes."

Moreira did attend the Miami and Florida camps over the last week or so. At the Florida camp, he played both receiver and cornerback. There, he locked down and shut out all the receivers. 

"I honestly have not played much corner but I am an athlete and I can make the adjustment. I was playing receiver and they asked me to switch to corner. So I did and I think I played very well."

A few days after the Florida camp, the Gators offered. A day later, Moreira made his decision. 

"I sat on their offer for about 24 hours. Miami (verbally), Purdue, and Central Florida also offered. I just felt good at Florida. The coach staff is cool and very nice. I think I can play earlier at Florida than Miami. Plus, I kind of grew up a Gator fan. 

"I am glad I have the decision over with. They know I want to play receiver but I could play cornerback too. It doesn't matter as long as I can play."

It looks like the next battle will be between Coach Dixon (WR coach) and the defensive coaches as to whether he will play offense or defense.

"Jermaine may be the best wide receiver we have ever had and he is a great DB too," said Dwyer Head Coach Jack Daniels.  "I think he will end up playing cornerback at Florida.  Jermaine has great quickness, change of direction, ball skills and is a tremendous leader."

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