Posted at 4:22 p.m. Saturday
One of Georgia’s top offensive linemen committed to Florida on Saturday.
Joshua Outlaw, a 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from M.L. King High School, picked Florida over Clemson, while also heavily considering UGA, Tennessee and Miami.
“I felt comfortable at Florida, and it was home away from home,” Outlaw told the AJC. “It’s not too far and it’s not too long of a drive, I felt comfortable with the coaching staff, and I like my chances of early playing time.”
Outlaw told Florida coach Will Muschamp the news during his visit with the Gators on Saturday. “Coach Muschamp said it made his day. I am his first out-of-state commitment for this year, and he said he’s really excited about me playing there.”
Although UGA waited later than many other schools to offer Outlaw, there were rumors that Outlaw had considered committing to the Bulldogs. What about UGA? “I definitely felt more comfortable with the Florida coaching staff,” Outlaw said. “Georgia got on me later in the recruiting process when I was already heavy on Florida. Georgia has a great program but I just decided that Florida was the best decision for me for early playing time, being comfortable and having my major of Mass Communications.
“All in all, I felt like Florida was the perfect fit for me.”
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