Four-star defensive back C.J. Smith has backed off his verbal commitment to the Gators and reopened his recruitment, the West Palm Beach (Fla.) native announced on his Twitter account.
— Cj Smith (@Cj_Csmith) July 6, 2017
Smith committed to the Gators in March and took an unofficial visit to Florida’s campus in April for the Orange and Blue Debut game. At the time, he indicated his commitment to Florida was very solid.
Smith’s decommitment leaves the Gators with seven verbal commitments in the 2018 class.