Florida’s 2017 class continues to grow heading into National Signing Day.
Four-star defensive tackle Elijah Conliffe (Hampton, Va.) announced his verbal commitment to the Gators during a ceremony at his school.
— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) January 31, 2017
The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder took an official visit to Florida on Jan. 20, giving coach Jim McElwain and his staff an opportunity to leave a lasting impression.
With more than 25 scholarship offers, Conliffe had narrowed his decision to the Gators and Tennessee. According to 247Sports, Conliffe is the No. 19 defensive tackle prospect in the 2017 class.
“I want to thank my family and friends and my community for supporting me,” Conliffe said before his commitment.
— Andrew Spivey (@AndrewSpiveyGC) January 31, 2017
With Conliffe’s verbal commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a National Letter of Intent, the Gators have 18 commitments in the 2017 class.