Four-star OLB Shazier commits to Florida

Updated: June 22, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
By Corey Long
After spending a day in Gainesville it was clear to Ryan Shazier (Plantation, Fla./Plantation), he wanted to be a Gator.

"When it was time to go I didn't want to leave," the ESPNU 150 linebacker said. "So after talking with my dad for about 15 minutes, I called coach [Urban] Meyer and made the commitment."

Shazier is the eighth commitment overall for Florida and the third in the past week. He announced a top five of Florida, Ohio State, South Florida, UCLA and North Carolina, but said that Florida and UNC were the two schools he was most interested in.