USC to get summer visit from Florida commitment

May 4, 2014 

The day before USC visited ATH Jalen Julius (5-11 173) of West Orange, FL, he committed to Florida. The commitment caught the Gamecocks by surprise.

"They told me I broke their hearts when I committed to Florida," Julius said. "They said they're still going to recruit me. I think I'll go to a camp there this summer."

Julius called is commitment to the Gators a strong one but has plans to take a few more visits. Other than his trip to USC this summer, he would like to visit Miami and Ohio State.

"South Carolina is a good program," he said. "I've always liked them."

His other offers include Auburn, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, South Florida, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio State, Wake Forest and Penn State.

As a junior Julius rushed for over 700 yards on a little over 80 carries. He had another 120 yards receiving and totaled eight touchdowns.

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