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Crayton enjoys Florida visit

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The visit to Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday by Rod Crayton went so well, the junior defensive tackle from Dadeville (Ala.) said Florida was "probably" his leader at the moment.
"It was good," Crayton said. "I liked the whole coaching staff. They showed a whole lot, and said they were really interested in me and liked my film."
The 6-feet-2, 290-pound Crayton arrived on campus Saturday morning.
"They told us a lot about what they do academically," Crayton said. "They told us about the tutors and what they have to offer. They showed us around campus and we went to a basketball game. It was exciting. They had a lot of support."
According to Crayton, who has offers from programs such as LSU, Mississippi and Mississippi State, he spent some personal time with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and defensive line coach Bryant Young. He said he was told he could play either defensive tackle spot.
"I think they're pretty good dudes," Crayton said. "Coach Quinn likes me a lot. On the way out, he asked if I had a minute. He told me he was real interested in me. He told me he liked my style of play. I didn't get to talk to the head coach. He was getting ready to leave. They said they didn't want to offer me today. I needed to talk to the head coach."
After leaving Gainesville on Saturday afternoon, Crayton headed straight toTallahassee for a look at Florida State. That, too, is a program he is excited to learn more about.
"We're on our way there now," Crayton said. "I'm taking a little visit with them, and I'm going to talk to the coaches. I'm very interested. I'm interested in every school I go to. I'm just trying to find the best fit for me."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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