Gulliver's offensive focal point has decided to stay home and wear a different shade of blue in college.
Raiders' senior running back Darian Mallary committed to FIU Tuesday, choosing the Golden Panthers over schools such as Iowa, Indiana, Colorado State, Troy and Georgia Southern.
Mallary (5-8, 175 pounds) leads all Dade County small school rushers with 1,684 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is preparing to lead Gulliver to the state Class 2A championship game this Saturday against Jacksonville Bolles. It is the Raiders' first state championship appearance since 2000.