QB Mornhinweg makes it official to Florida

January, 31, 2012
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Former Penn State quarterback commit Skyler Mornhinweg (Philadelphia/St. Joseph's Prep), the son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, said Tuesday he will sign with the Florida Gators on national signing day.

Mornhinweg made his decision last week after being swayed by an official visit to Gainesville, Fla., the weekend before. He said he chose not to make it public out of respect for Joe Paterno's family and the former Penn State coach's funeral services.

"I really like Penn State, but I think Florida is the better fit for me," Mornhinweg said. "I'm really excited to start. I can't wait. I also have to admit it is a relief. It's good to have it all over with.

"I really liked Florida when I visited and I liked the players. There a couple of reasons why I chose Florida. One was the players I met, they were great. I can really see myself playing with these guys. The other was the kind of offense coach Muschamp runs. He works an offense around the talents of his quarterback."

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