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October 20, 2011
The linebacker board without Phillips
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Two weeks ago, Patterson (La.) outside linebacker Lorenzo Phillips began a stir in the 2012 Florida linebacker class when he said he would be taking several official and unofficial visits. As a Louisiana guy, many assumed it would only be a matter of time before a decommitment would come.
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After his high school game this past weekend, Phillips declined to reaffirm his UF commitment in a video interview filmed for the Rivals network.
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Then on Tuesday night, Phillips officially decommitted from the Gators, telling Inside the Gators that because distance is a factor, he no longer has UF under consideration.
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His departure in turn leaves questions as to how Florida will fill a third linebacker spot in this upcoming class.
Currently, the options are a mixed bag of players currently committed but open to visits and others who have simply not gotten around to narrowing things down yet.
If the Gators are to add another linebacker in the Class of 2012, he will more than likely come from the list below:
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