April 19, 2007

Okine Stays Home

Earl Okine is off the board. The Gainesville defensive end who recorded 87 tackles and 10 sacks last season was invited to the Florida campus on Wednesday night, picked up an offer and has since verbally committed to the Gators.

Okine was also receiving interest from Florida State, Maryland, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Purdue and others. Moore said Okine, who played defensive tackle last season, is a quiet kid but one who has developed leadership skills and is expected to be a major player in Gainesville's defense again this season.

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