Shavar Manuel, rated as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the Class of 2016, committed to Florida on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy picked the Gators over LSU and Florida State.

Gators defensive line coach Chris Rumph recruited the four-star prospect, who is rated as the No. 42 overall recruit in the class and No. 9 in the state of Florida.

Manuel was also offered by Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas among others.