Five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson announced his Top 15 in order Monday, and UF made the cut.
However, the Gators trail several schools for the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder from Plantation American Heritage.
Tennessee is his leader followed by Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami and Florida at No. 8. N.C. State, Oregon, UCF, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Michigan and Nebraska round out the rest of his list.
The consensus top-50 prospect visited Gainesville in March during a week-long college tour on his spring break, but UF did not impress him as much as the other schools he saw.
As noted previously, it will be hard for Florida to land a QB recruit of Gibson’s caliber due to the additions of U.S. Army All-Americans Will Grier and Treon Harris in the 2014 class. That being said, it doesn’t appear that Gibson has much interest in the Gators regardless of who they signed last year.
With UF currently not a favorite for Deondre Francois of Bradenton IMG Academy, Florida’s best shot at a quality quarterback for 2015 looks to be Tampa Hillsborough’s Dwayne Lawson.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder is ranked the No. 8 dual-threat QB and 196th nationally in the ESPN300. He told The Sun in March that UF had the edge over Ohio State, Tennessee and UCF.