One of the country's best and most sought-after college basketball prospects has found a home in Florida.
Tre Mann is a four-star guard who had jumped to No. 30 in the country on ESPN's player rankings. His recruiting process had been going on for a while, with the young man deciding between Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. His home state school of Florida clearly won him over.
Mann will become a Gator, which is surely surreal considering he calls the state of Florida home. Coach Mike White apparently played a huge role in Mann's decision to remain in Florida, as the young player told ESPN.
"Every time I looked up, Coach Mike White was at one of my games. He recruited me real hard. He told me he would not let me fail, that impressed me," Mann said.
The future Gator is currently the highest rated recruit that Florida has attracted in the White era. In those three seasons, White has guided his team to postseason play every year.
This is certainly great news for Florida, who surely look like they're heading for their fourth straight postseason.