Wilbur Discusses Decision

<B>Eric Wilbur</B>, Florida latest verbal commitment, talks about his decision to pick the Gators.

Florida received a commitment from Eric Wilbur last Wednesday night. Wilbur, 6-2 and 185 pounds (4.5 forty), plays wide receiver, free safety and kicks for Winter Park (Fla.) Trinity Prep High School.

"I actually committed to Coach (Jerry) Odom on Wednesday," said Wilbur. "Then, we announced at my game on Friday. It was pretty cool."

Wilbur was offered a scholarship by Florida over the summer. He attended summer camps at Florida, FSU, Miami and Central Florida. It came down to the Hurricanes and Gators.

"I have been raised on Florida football. My mom went there. In fact, my brother just moved out of the house and I painted his room orange and blue and I just hang out in there.

"It came down to Miami and Florida. They both offered me a while ago so I had plenty of time to think of it. Both teams were putting the pressure on. So I decided to commit early so Miami would have time to go after other kickers."

Wilbur would also like to play free safety for Florida. It is a position he loves to play.

Wilbur finished last season with 87 tackles, three caused fumbles, and four interceptions at free safety before being named second team all-state. He was a first team all-state kicker as he connected on 11-of-14 field goals with a long of 48, averaged 48 yards per punt, and put 78-percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. Wilbur also plays soccer and is a decathlete. He would like to do the later for Florida's track team.

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