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December 31, 2004
Is Atkins committed or not?
Avery Atkins lately. There have been rumors that he has officially de-committed from Florida, then there were rumors that he was still committed, but looking around. So what is the latest on the Rivals 100 defensive back?MIAMI-It's been hard to get a read on Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland defensive back
"I wouldn't say that I'm de-committed exactly," Atkins said. "I am just looking at some other schools right now that I am interested in. At first I was kind of sketchy about committing to Florida, but after a while I decided that it was the best decision and I just started liking it more and more. As of right now I have opened things back up and I just want to take my time and make the right decision."
The 5-foot-11, 182-pound Atkins runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and the shuttle in 3.9 seconds. He has a 265-pound bench press, a 525-pound squat and a 33-inch vertical jump.
"I realized that it is more about the players that make the team and the situation at any school," Atkins said. "I have had a chance to talk to coach Meyer and I like him a good bit. You can tell that he is really experienced. I just want to make some sort of decision quick, but I want to make sure that I make the right decision."
Atkins is ranked as the nation's No. 67 player overall, the nation's No. 4 cornerback and the No. 6 player in the Sunshine State. He has already taken an official visit to Miami and will visit Florida State on January 7 and Florida on January 21.