Gators Add a Big One

The Florida Gators can add a big offensive lineman to their commit list for 2011. Trip Thurman, a 6-6, 310-pound lineman from Dover (DE) committed to the Gator coaching staff on Friday. Thurman is in Gainesville to take part in tonight's Friday Night Lights.

"I committed to Florida," Trip Thurman said. "Right now, I'm just ecstatic to have this decision of my shoulders and I want to thank my family friends, especially Coach Carlton Brown. Without him, I would not have had this opportunity."

Trip Thurman has been to Gainesville a number of times, but this trip was by far the most important because he was accompanied by his mother.

"My parents are very excited. "This trip was all about my mom because she wasn't too sure about me going too far away for school. My mom is very comfortable with the city, school , and the coaches."

Thurman has ties to the University of Tennessee, but he didn't feel comfortable there. He's been in touch with many of the 2011 Gator commits throughout the process and always felt most comfortable in Gainesville.
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