After a whirlwind summer and a heated recruitment, Allan Chaney has decided to end his recruitment on Thursday afternoon. The Rivals150 forward is headed to Florida.
A conversation with his mother seemed to seal the deal, Chaney said.
"It's been a long time since my mom has seen me play so when she said she'd get on a plane and watch me at Florida, that meant a lot. You gotta understand, my mom doesn't fly on planes. I mean she doesn't fly on planes," the New London (Conn.) product said.
When in mom is happy, everyone is happy certainly proved true with Chaney.
The Gators made an impression with the fast-rising big man right away. The Gators offered shortly after the Rbk U camp, where he was one of the biggest surprises at the camp.
"It was Florida pretty much from the start," Chaney said. "They jumped in there early and I almost committed to them early. But today I decided to put my foot down and do it."
The commitment came as a bit of a surprise to the recruiting world simply because he was considering 10 total programs and was thinking hard about his fall visit tour. Nevertheless, the Gators added the coveted power forward that they had been seeking in the class of 2008.
Chaney joins Floridians Ray Shipman and Kenny Kadji as well as New York point guard Erving Walker in the 2008 recruiting class for the Gators.
"I'm looking forward to playing with those guys and just getting better," Chaney said. "Florida is like everyone other school out there. I know I have to come in, work hard and earn everything I get. I'm looking forward to it."
Chaney, who has yet to step foot on Florida's campus, will take an official visit on Sept. 15 to the SEC program.