Gators Land McPhearson

Florida landed wide receiver Derrick McPhearson on Signing Day morning.

Late last night, De Matha (MD) wide receiver Derrick McPhearson and his family came to a conclusion together on the school of his choice, and he will head South.

"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."

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