South Dakota Roosevelt forward Cody Larson, who received a visit from the IU coaching staff shortly after opening up the recruiting process, has given a verbal pledge to play at Florida.
Stu Whitney of The Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked to Larson on Tuesday evening about his decision:
“It’s still hard to grasp that I’m a Gator. I look forward to getting back down here and starting my college career.”
“Everything about Gainesville wowed me, especially the (players) and coaches. Coach Donovan is going to push me to get better, and the whole experience is going to be a good challenge for me.”
Not a surprising development at all, given the obstacles Larson would have needed to clear to play at another Big Ten school. The success of Mike Miller, another South Dakota kid from the same AAU program, was likely a factor in the Gators standing out above the other schools in pursuit of Larson.
Filed to: Cody Larson