5-Star DL Justin Trattou, who had been committed to Notre Dame, committed to play in Gainesville today. Trattou is ranked the #4 DE in the nation by Scout.com, and should compliment another DE commit, Carlos Dunlap, starting next season:
"(Florida) offered me back in the beginning of summer," he said. "It was pretty hectic because that was the week I was committing (to Notre Dame). I pretty much committed early because my high school team prepared to win the state championship and did and I wanted to get (the recruiting) out of the way for the season.. We ended up number one in the state and seven in the country."
"After watching how that defensive line played, I saw them a couple of times," he said. "I always wanted to check them out and got the opportunity. It was more than I expected and I am really looking forward to getting down there.
Wow, what a recruiting class this is turning out to be. That makes 7 5-star recruits coming to the University of Florida next season, including 3 on the defensive line - an area that desperately needed it after the departures this season.
More to come as I find it - until then, welcome to Gainesville Justin Trattou.
A couple other stories to check out regarding this: Orson's take at EDSBS, FireMarkMay has something to say