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Four-star leaning toward Gators

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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Marcus Maye plans to have his decision made by the start of his senior season and all signs point to Florida especially since the four-star safety said Friday at The Opening that the Gators are out in front.
"Florida is the top school right now and I'm going to make a decision pretty soon with everything," Maye said.
"I'm talking it over with my mom and making sure everybody is on the right page with everything."
The new coaching staff in Gainesville is not a concern at all for Maye, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect from Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity since he's hit it off with coach Will Muschamp and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson.
A fresh approach for the Gators is something that appeals to Maye, rated as the seventh-best safety and No. 128 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com.
"The new coaching staff has a new energy and there's a new life in Gainesville which I like," Maye said.
"Coach Muschamp is a defensive guy and coach Robinson is an energetic coach which I like. He'll make me the best player I can be so I'm excited about Gainesville."
Florida is the leader but Maye warned not to forget about Florida State just yet. The Seminoles are still in contention and Maye wants to take an official visit to Tallahassee no matter what his decision is prior to football season.
"I'm also going to take a visit to Florida State and they're still right there as well," Maye said. "I just have to sit down with my family and talk over everything but Florida State is also right there."
Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Michigan, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia and many others have also offered Maye, who's a standout basketball player as well.
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