Jordan Sherit Commits To Florida Gators

Jordan Sherit, a top defensive end recruit, has committed to the Florida Gators. Sherit stars for Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough High School and is a consensus four-star recruit.

Sherit spoke with Derek Tyson of ESPN about his commitment:

"First of all I want to say this was a very tough decision for me," Sherit said. "The hardest thing for me is when you build relationships with schools like USF and Miami in the beginning and now you have to go away from that. I liked the academics at Stanford, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt. But when it came down to it, it was the family environment I felt at the University of Florida. I felt 100 percent comfortable with coach [Will] Muschamp and the whole coaching staff.

"The fact it's in the SEC conference, it's close to home and not to mention the networking at the University of Florida in the state is bar-none. It's the biggest and the greatest in the state. You can be anywhere in a Gators shirt and someone will just walk up to you and give you the Gator chomp. Really, as far as networking goes, it's Gator Nation -- it's not just fans, it's a nation. Just getting to know the other commits and the players, it's become second nature to me. It was a no-brainer."

Sherit is a longtime friend of fellow Gator commitment Vernon Hargreaves. He will likely play the buck position, both from a two- and three-point stance.

Sherit is the 20th commitment of the 2013 class for the Gators.

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