Two days before the Florida Gators host the team’s annual summer recruiting spectacular Friday Night Lights, head coach Will Muschamp received the program’s 11th commitment for 2014 in three-star prospect Dontae Angus (Philadelphia, PA).
Offered personally by Muschamp in April, Angus (6-foot-6, 330-pounds) currently plays on both sides of the ball for Martin Luther King High School and could wind up at either offensive or defensive tackle for the Gators.
He has drawn comparisons to another Philadelphia talent that attended Florida, former five-star defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who was selected by Minnesota with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Angus considers Floyd a mentor.
Angus chose UF over offers from Purdue, Rutgers and West Virginia. According to Rivals.com, he was also receiving interest from Alabama and Miami.
“They were both so amped up,” Angus told InsidetheGators.com‘s Blake Alderman, who first reported his commitment, about the reactions of Muschamp and offensive line coach Tim Davis. “They were probably more excited than I was to be honest. Coach Muschamp said him and Coach Davis wouldn’t be able to sleep tonight.”
Angus initially wanted to visit Gainesville, FL, this summer and was planning to attend Friday Night Lights but will instead try to make it to campus later this year.
Check out the Gators’ updated 2014 recruiting class by clicking here.