Media reports that Brian Poole is opening up his recruitment because of last week's trip to Notre Dame are overblown and not realistic.
The Southeast High defensive back remains firmly committed to Florida and his mother said his heart has always been with the Gators.
Poole, rated the number one cornerback in the country by one recruiting website, said last summer that he planned to take all five recruiting trips allowed by the NCAA. His mother said Alabama could be his next visit.
He also has said every week that Florida is his first choice and that he regularly talks with Florida coaches, including head coach Will Muschamp.
Muschamp told Poole to be ready to make an impact next season. That is often seen as a recruting tool, but in this case it seems legitimate. The Gators have problems in the secondary and Poole already has the size and skills to work his way right into that secondary.
Some people might not like the idea that Poole is taking his visits though he has committed to Florida. But it's not his fault. If a school wants to pay his way to their campus because they still want a chance to "steal" him why shouldn't he go.
His mother said the trip she made to Notre Dame last weekend with his father was nice, but she didn't seem overly excited about it. Anything can happen, but it is highly unlikely Poole will not be wearing a Gators uniform next season.