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5-Star Defensive End Byron Cowart Left His Florida Official Visit Early

Update: Cowart has clarified the situation on Twitter and assured Florida fans that their Gators are still very much alive in his recruitment.

Earlier: This weekend promises to be a big one for Jim McElwain and Florida, but not everything has gone according to plan with top five recruit Byron Cowart's official visit. Cowart, who is widely regarded as the nation's top defensive end recruit, had to leave Florida early when his mother was called back into work down in Tampa.

On the bright side, there is no indication that Cowart had a bad visit to Florida, but we're pretty sure the Gators staff would have liked to have the extra time with the vaunted lineman.