On Wednesday, Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL) inside linebacker Antonio Morrison made it official and committed to Florida. After speaking with coaches on Tuesday, Morrison pulled the trigger and chose the Gators over a number of other offers including SEC programs Alabama and Tennessee.
Morrison is a bit of an enigma when it comes to recruiting rankings. Rivals lists him as an inside linebacker and a good one at that. The site gives Morrison four stars and believes he's the nation's no. 8 ILB. However, Scout lists the 6'3", 220-pound Morrison as an outside linebacker, gives him only three stars, and believes he's the nation's no. 50 OLB. Should we go with one more? Sure, why not? ESPN is in line with Scout, listing Morrison as the nation's No. 39 OLB.
So what did the Gators get?
They hope they got an inside linebacker and one of the better ones in the country. With two outside linebackers already a part of the 2012 recruiting class - Lorenzo Phillips and Jeremi Powell - Florida hopes it has put together a nice trio.
Whether he ends up inside or outside, Florida added a fast defender who finishes tackles and plays the game hard. Commit no. 16 becomes the 10th player added on the defensive side of the ball, which should be of no surprise to anyone. Will Muschamp lives defense and is putting together his team of the future.
We'll have a full breakdown of Morrison soon, so be sure to check back.