Hammond Reassures Decision

For Hallandale (Fla.) wide receiver Frankie Hammond, this weekend's official visit to Florida was a chance to reassure the decision he made to commit to the Gators last fall.

Not only did the weekend trip go well, but Frankie Hammond can't wait to be a Gator after spending a few days in Gainesville.

"Without a doubt the University of Florida has everything I could want – athletically and academically – for me as a player and a person," Hammond said. "My family and I had a lot of questions going into this weekend and they more than answered them and then some. I can't wait to be a Gator."

Hammond is a three-star prospect ranked as the nation's No. 60 wide receiver, so he may not be heading to Florida with some of the accolades that other prospects bring with them. But Hammond is focused on becoming the best that he can be.

"I'm going to train so I can be the best wide receiver I can be at Florida," he said. "Obviously, I want to play early if I can, but if I end up redshirting that's fine too.

Brandon Hicks hosted the South Florida receiver, which gave Hammond a chance to catch up with an old friend.

"We hung out with a lot of the current players and recruits and got the chance to bond a little bit," Hammond said. "Brandon rooms with Earl Okine. I met Earl at the offense/defense game and we roomed there, so it was a good chance to get caught up again."

Hammond also hung out with recent commitments Jeff Demps and Lerentee McCray as well as early enrollees Jeremy Brown and Janoris Jenkins. He also had a chance to hang out with Tim Tebow.

"He's the Hesiman Trophy winner, so who wouldn't want to play with him?" Hammond said. "I'm just going to go out and try and get him as many more stats as I can."

Hammond said he's on track academically to start at UF in the fall and plans on majoring in sports management.

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