Running back Mike Blakely committed to Florida after a tooth and nail battle between the Gators and…
Four-Star RB Picks the Gators
Blakely was in The Swamp two weeks ago for Florida's game against LSU and said even during a loss, the gameday atmosphere at The Swamp was better than what he experienced in Auburn a few weeks earlier. He didn't base his decision solely on the atmosphere, but it certainly helped.
"I picked Florida," Blakely said. "Florida is where my heart is. Last Wednesday I told Urban Meyer that I was committing to Florida and he was crazy he didn't know what to do. I am blessed, the process has been crazy with emails, phone calls and text messages but I am very thankful for this opportunity that I have. It means a lot to me and my Family loves Florida and for me to be Gator and play in Gainesville is special. I have great vision and balance and that's what separates me from other backs. Watch out because I am coming in with a great attitude and I am ready to play."
Stay tuned with FightinGators.com for a video interview from Laura McKeeman with Blakely later today.
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