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Floyd Is Happy To Be A Gator
Sharrif Floyd has committed to the Florida Gators. Floyd, one of the highest-rated defensive tackles in America, made his announcement at halftime of the USAAAB in San Antonio. "Florida just seemed like a home away from home to me," Floyd said of his commitment. "It came down to Florida and Ohio State, and Florida was just a better fit for me. I spoke to my mentor, Andre Odom, and we talked about both schools, but in the end the SEC was where it's at for me. He is like a brother to me and I respect his opinion greatly." It was thought that the near-retirement of Florida head coach Urban Meyer might have an effect on Gator recruiting, but Floyd has no doubt in the Gator boss. "Coach Meyer possibly leaving had an effect on me at first, because I didn't know what he was going to do," he admitted. "Coach was a big part of my decision but not the only reason, because I love the school. I've been talking to him this whole week and I just listened to what he was saying, and he sounded healthy and happy. He needs to know that all of us recruits have his back and we're with with him all the way, whether he coaches, or not." Floyd spoke about two other schools that were trying to land his services, Ohio State and Temple. "Ohio State was definitely my second choice, and it was very close," he admitted. "Coach (Jim) Tressel is a great man and I think a lot of him. He does a great job with Ohio State, and I could never say anything bad about him or Ohio State. It's just that Florida was a better fit for me and I realized that in this past week or so." "Temple is the hometown school and they are up and coming, but I never really considered going there," he said with a laugh. "Their hat was supposed to be on the table, so I could show some love for my hometown school, but that was all that was." Floyd had a great time playing in the USAAAB, and his announcement today for Florida was the culmination of his experience in San Antonio. "It was unbelievable being here and playing with all these great players," Floyd said. "I think I established some relationships that will last a lifetime. My friendship with Ronald Powell is only going to grow, and some day we're going to win a national championship together."
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