Those who follow college football recruiting closely know that players can be “committed” to a team while still looking around and weighing their options. On Thursday, 4-star linebacker Chief Borders reaffirmed his pledge to Florida.

Borders has been committed to Florida for over a year (Nov. 10, 2019), but had recently been entertaining new offers from Stanford, Florida State and Michigan State. After Borders was accepted at Stanford, the Pac-12 program was seen as the biggest flip threat due to the school’s academic prestige. On his Twitter account, Borders had recently been teasing an announcement regarding his final recruiting decision.

Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports shared a video of Borders’ FaceTime call with Dan Mullen letting the UF head coach know he’s sticking with the Gators. As you can hear, Borders has formed a close bond with Mullen through the ups and downs of his high school career, including having to change schools in Georgia to be eligible to play:

Out of Carrollton, Georgia, Borders is rated 4-stars, the No. 20 outside linebacker, No. 27 Peach State product and No. 304 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite. He accumulated 25 scholarship offers, including Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.