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Rainey Brought the Lakeland 7 to Florida

Chris Rainey

Ahmad Black liked what Florida had to offer when he came out of Lakeland High School but growing up a Florida State fan made him unsure. Constantly in his ear was Florida running back Chris Rainey, who ended up being the reason seven players from Lakeland signed with Florida. Without Rainey in their ear, it wouldn't have happened.

"I remember Coach Meyer asked me if I wanted to come here," Ahmad Black said, "and I had Rainey sitting behind me in my ear saying, 'Yes, you want to come.' The whole period of time I had Rainey telling me and the Pounceys to come here. Rainey played a big factor in me coming here." Black wasn't the only Lakeland graduate who grew up cheering for the Seminoles. Mike and Maurkice Pouncey did the...

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