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Florida offered, looking closely at south Florida defensive end


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Florida's renewed effort to become a major recruiting player in southern part of the state has taken the Gators coaching staff from inner city Miami in Dade County in the south out to the suburbs of Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach County to the north and all points in between.

Despite being at roughly the center-point of the most talent rich area in the nation, Boca Raton (Fla.) has produced only a handful of Power 5 Conference signees over the last 15 years. But as proof that they are leaving no stone unturned, Florida assistant JaJuan Seider recently visited the school to check on 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end Dante Lang

“Last year I played mostly on the weakside,” explained Lang. “This year the coaches are going to move me around a little so the other team can't get a fix on where I'm going to be lined up. I'll play some tight end too.”

For his part Lang said he didn't have a preference between offense or defense.

Apparently though Florida likes him on defense because while there Seider was impressed enough with him that he offered on the Gators' behalf.

Florida joins Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucy and Vanderbilt as SEC programs who have extended an offer.

As for colleges checking up on him this spring he mentioned Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida, Cincinnati, Purdue, Miami, Pitt, FAU, Illinois and Ole Miss.

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