Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Gators add Wyoming DE Taven Bryan
By Derek Tyson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators picked up their second commitment of the Will Muschamp football camp on Monday night as defensive end Taven Bryan (Casper, Wyo./Natrona Co.) gave his verbal commitment to Florida.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound athlete, camped at Florida on Saturday and decided to make his decision late Monday night. Bryan announced his decision in a Facebook status update and changed his cover photo to a picture of the Florida logo.
"I have committed to play for the Florida Gators. Go Gators!!!!!," he wrote.
Bryan later confirmed his decision with GatorNation via text message.
Bryan, who as a junior was selected first team all-state as an offensive tackle and second team all-state as a defensive end, also held offers from California, Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee.
For Florida, the Gators now stand at 10 commitments including four in the ESPN 150. Bryan is the first defensive end and only the third defensive commit for the Gators.
Four-star athlete J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee) attended camp with Bryan on Saturday and made his pledge to Florida the same day. The Gators currently have the No. 10-ranked class in the country.