Okine Ready to Enroll

Okine was the first Gator to commit and will now be one of the first to enroll.

Earl Okine Profile Earl Okine has begun to really make a name for himself among his teammates at the O/D All-American Bowl in Miami, Florida.

"I am here to play with the best players in the nation," said Earl. "I am going to try to dominate and hopefully it will carry over to college."

Okine is one part of a very talented set of defensive bookends that the eastern coaches are excited about. Earl is excited to be paired up on the opposite end of Florida State commitment Keith Wells.

"Keith Wells has really impressed me," said Okine. "He is one of my best friends, but I have never really got the chance to see him play. I have seen him at camps and stuff, but today I got to see him play."

Earl has worked hard on the student portion of the phrase student athlete. He is pleased with his achievements in the classroom and on the gridiron.

"I am proud of doing well in school athletically and academically," said Okine. "I am getting the chance to go to college for free and get an education."

The talented defensive end is now up to 6-7 and he is looking forward to ducking in doorways in Gainesville this spring.

"I am committed to Florida and I am an early graduate, so I will be enrolling there January 7th," explained Earl. "I am trying to see the field immediately. Spring practice is pretty much going to be my redshirt year. I am going to try and get playing time my freshman year."

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