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Judge Culpepper, son of former Florida star, spurns Gators for Penn State

Judge Culpepper
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He’s the son of a former Gators defensive lineman and reality TV star, but Judge Culpepper is deciding to play his college football in Big Ten territory. Culpepper, the son of former Florida defensive tackle Brad Culpepper, committed Friday to play for Penn State, announcing his decision on Twitter.

A three-star defensive tackle for Tampa Plant High School who has also seen time at several other positions, he stands 6-feet-4 and 256 pounds.

The Gators missed out on a second-generation prospect. Other SEC teams who had offered Culpepper included Alabama, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Brad Culpepper started for the Gators at the beginning of the Steve Spurrier era in Gainesville before beginning a nine-year career in the NFL. In more recent years, he’s been noted for his appearances on the CBS reality series Survivor.

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