Junior Boys

Blake Dyer (No. 65, 2015) commits to Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blake Dyer, ranked 65th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has verbally committed to play college golf at the University of Florida.

"I chose Florida because I have been a Gator fan my whole life," said Dyer, whose dad Kevin played at Florida. "I think very highly of both coach (J.C.) Deacon and coach (John) Handrigan. I know that we will have a chance to win the national championship every year and I really wanted to be a part of that."

The 17-year-old from St. Petersburg (Fla.) High School was also offered by Ole Miss, South Florida, Rice, Samford, Oral Roberts, Denver, Xavier and Florida Southern (Division II). He qualified for this year's U.S. Junior and made match play at Carlton Woods. He also won the Sam Parks Invitational.

Dyer marks the Gators' fourth verbal commit for the Class of 2015, joining Sam Horsfield, Jorge Garcia and Kyler Tate. Horsfield hasn't played enough eligible events to be ranked by Golfweek, but just recently won the Junior Players. Garcia is ranked second in the Class of 2015 while Tate is ranked 48th.