Angus becomes 11th Gator commit for '14

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 11:12 p.m.

Florida coach Will Muschamp gained some early recruiting momentum for Friday Night Lights when out-of-state lineman Dontae Angus committed to him by phone Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder from Philadelphia (Pa.) Martin Luther King had planned on attending Friday's event and pulling the trigger in Gainesville. But once Angus realized he couldn't make the trip, he wasted no time in delivering the news to Muschamp.

“When I called coach Muschamp, I could just hear the excitement in his voice,” Angus said. “He was happy. He told me he wouldn't be able to go to sleep.”

Angus was offered by UF on April 25 as a defensive tackle, but the staff now wants to bring him in at offensive tackle. The three-star prospect said offensive line coach Tim Davis, his primary recruiter, pursued him heavily over the past three months.

“I talked to more than 40 schools during my recruiting process,” Angus said, “but none of them stayed on me like Florida and coach Davis. That showed me a lot about their interest, so I'm very excited to be a Gator.”

UF now has 11 members in its 2014 recruiting class. Verbal commitments are not binding until recruits sign their national letters of intent.

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