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Ransom Everglades star commits to Florida

Linebacker Gideon Ajagbe could be the first player from Miami-Dade since 2005 to sign with the Florida Gators.

GAINESVILLE -- The drought might finally be over.

Florida has gone nearly five years without signing a football player from Miami-Dade but the streak appears to be nearing an end. On Tuesday, Florida coach Urban Meyer received an oral commitment Gideon from Ransom Everglades star Gideon Ajagbe, according to a report on Rivals.com. (Calls are out to Ajagbe and Ransom Everglades coach David Hewett. Ransom Everglades is in Coconut Grove, which is south of downtown for those not familar with the area).

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If Ajagbe remains committed to UF and signs with the Gators in February, then he will be the first Miami-Dade football player to sign with the Gators since Dorian Munroe (and Simon Codrington) did so way back in February of 2005. Ajagbe (6-2, 200 pounds) plays running back and linebacker for Ransom Everglades but will likely play linebacker in college. Ajagbe told Rivals.com that he plans to take all of his official visits.

UF's ninth commitment overall for the class of 2010, Ajagbe is one of two commitments projected to play linebacker at UF. The other is Matt Elam of Palm Beach County.

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