Fowler flips from Florida State to Florida 

February, 1, 2012
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Dante Fowler
Courtesy Fowler FamilyDante Fowler, right, and his family show off their Gator colors.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Four-star defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., pulled off a signing day surprise when he flipped his commitment from Florida State to in-state rival Florida Wednesday.

Fowler, who is the No. 10-ranked defensive end and No. 71-ranked player in the country in the ESPNU150, decided to switch to the Gators because of the comfort level he had with the Florida coaching staff.

“I just feel more comfortable there,” Fowler said. “Coach [Will] Muschamp is one of the best defensive coaches in football. Coach [Dan] Quinn coached Jason Taylor, one of the best hybrids to play in the NFL. I’m a hybrid as well. I just feel like I can contribute more at Florida and come in early and play.”
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