"I had been thinking about committing for a while," said Colby Gore. "I was for it and my family was for it, so I made the decision. I felt like that was the place for me from the beginning and I'm very excited."
He informed the coaching staff this afternoon.
"I called (running backs) coach (Kirk) Doll, who's my recruiting coach, and committed," said the 6-foot, 170-pound Gore. "He was very excited and said it would bring a lot of smiles around the football office."
The coaches played an important part in his decision.
"The coaching staff played a big role," Gore said. "They made me feel like family and I feel like they're going to take care of me."
Gore is looking forward to playing for head coach Ruffin McNeill.
"I'm excited to have a chance to play for him," he said. "He's done a great job building the program up. The team is a family and I'm looking forward to being a part of it."
Last season, Gore finished with 48 tackles, eight interceptions (returned three for touchdowns), nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles on defense. Offensively, he had 25 catches for 350 yards and two touchdowns. On special teams, he returned a punt and kickoff for scores.