Addition by subtraction, Dan Mullen and the Gators managed to steal one of the state's top prospects from Alabama and Auburn on National Signing Day, earning a commitment from Lee High School four-star defensive end Malik Langham.
"I just wanted to go somewhere where I could help and play right away," Langham said. "Florida gave me the opportunity so I'm going to try my best to make an impact."
The nation's No. 9 rated strong-side defensive end was a highly sought after recruit by new Florida head coach Dan Mullen who actually offered Malik a scholarship when he was the head coach at Mississippi State and carried that offer over to UF upon taking that job. Mullen also brought a large contingent of Florida coaches with him to Huntsville for an in home visit with Langham, a move the defensive end says made a big difference in his decision.
"Them coming with everybody," Langham said. "They made me seem like a big priority and they really wanted me.
"I just feel at home and at peace there. I've got to spend the next three to five years there, so I just felt like it was the best place for me."
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