Deland Coach sets the Record Straight

A couple weeks ago there was a rumor that running back Mike Gillislee out of Deland High School was taking a look at Central Florida. Now, a new rumor mentions Gillislee was at Clemson's bowl practice. FightinGators.com caught up with Deland head coach Kevin Pettis to put an end to the rumors about his star player.

"It's funny how these things get started to be honest with you," Kevin Pettis said. "This was a one time deal that was totally innocent and initiated on my part. I have a couple prospects that are in the 2010 and 2011 class one being my son who plays center. I decided to take a couple players to watch the bowl practice and Mike came with us."

"It was Mike and three other of my players. Mike is absolutely 100 percent committed to the University of Florida and told me that again today. It's kind of funny because I told him when we left I bet that this would make its way to the paper or some internet site and here I am talking about it."

"No offense to Clemson and Central Florida but Mike has a chance to go win a couple national titles with the Gators. Why would you leave that? He wouldn't."

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