One of the top remaining uncommitted guards in the country was Michael Okauru. Now he no longer fits into that category as the Brewster Academy guard has made his decision and has committed to the Florida Gators.
"Michael has committed to Florida," said Brewster Coach Jason Smith. "I am very happy for Michael and his decision. He has worked very hard for us to get this opportunity and I feel that his best basketball is ahead of him, and that Florida is getting a tremendous person and player."
Florida, who was in need of a guard, hosted Okauru on an official visit this weekend, and he liked what he saw enough to pull the trigger and join the Gators recruiting class. This gives the Gators someone who can likely play either guard position, and be someone who is able to defend multiple positions.
"I think Michael has a lot of potential," said Smith. "He can do a lot of things defensively and he continues to grow as a point guard. Florida stressed to me they needed a guard with athleticism, and because of that I think Michael is a perfect fit for what they were looking for."
This is the fourth commitment for the Gators in the 2017 class Okauru joins four-star guard DeAundrae Ballard, three-star center Isaiah Stokes, and forward Chase Johnson in what is a big class for White and his staff.