"I'm going to be a Gator," says Derrick before heading to school this morning. "It's where I want to be. They offer me the best thing in many different aspects. I think I can be successful athletically and academically."
McPhearson, an excellent baseball prospect who learned late in the process he could not play the sport at Maryland, says that it played a huge role in the decision.
"Yes, that was a big concern. We know that the baseball coach and the football coach go hand-in-hand there, and Gavin Dickey is doing the same thing so I am not alone."