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Wed. February 1, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Land O'Lakes tight end Kent Taylor is officially a Florida Gator.

The country's top tight end prospect sent in his Letter of Intent this morning, Land O'Lakes coach Brian Wachtel said. UF has confirmed Taylor's signing.

Taylor, a four-star recruit, announced his commitment to UF in the fall during his U.S. Army All-American Bowl press conference. He chose the Gators over Alabama, Penn State, LSU and Georgia.

"Once a Gator," he said at the time, "always a Gator."

Taylor missed playing time this fall with a broken hand but still racked up 30 catches for 480 yards and five touchdowns for Land O'Lakes.

“He has unbelievable pass-catching skills," UF tight ends coach Derek Lewis told GatorZone.com. "If the ball is in the air, it’s his, and obviously the big frame [stands out]. He can run for a big man. He looks to be a big-time attribute in the red zone.”

The school will have its official signing day ceremony this afternoon.

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