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Gators 2018 class lands commitment from rising in-state WR Tyquan Thornton

Florida’s 2018 class landed a commitment Monday from a highly regarded in-state wide receiver. Tyquan Thornton, a 6-foot-3, 165-pounder out of Booker T. Washington High in Miami, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain. McElwain confirmed Thornton’s commitment via his Twitter account. 🙏🏾 #AllBite18 pic.twitter.com/Mz3fbIhE1o — T.Thornton4️⃣ (@Humble_Ty19) July 24, 2017 #CHOMPCHOMP!!!!!! #AllBite18 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) July 24, 2017 The No. 69-ranked wide receiver prospect in the 2018 class by 247Sports, Thornton committed to the Gators over… Read More »

Friday Night Lights provides significant boost to Gators 2018 class

Friday Night Lights changed the trajectory of Florida’s 2018 recruiting class. The Gators landed eight verbal commitments in a week, including an elite quarterback, the No. 6 wide receiver in the 2018, two highly regarded tight ends, a rising in-state defensive back and one of the nation’s top offensive lineman. Florida’s 2018 class shot up the 247Sports rankings, rising more than 30 spots all the way up to No. 12 in the nation. To call that an impressive week –… Read More »

Gators land commitment from 4* 2018 WR Ja’Marr Chase

Florida landed a verbal commitment Sunday from a four-star wide receiver out of Metairie, Louisiana. Ja’Marr Chase, the No. 21-ranked wide receiver in the 2018 class by 247Sports composite, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain over offers from LSU and TCU. Blessing Blessing ‼️ COMMITTED #Allbite18🐊 pic.twitter.com/I8eadW542J — Ja'Marr Chase (@10jayy__) July 23, 2017 The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder spent the weekend in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights, Florida’s annual recruiting showcase, and at the time said he didn’t… Read More »

5* QB Matt Corral commits to Gators 2018 class following unofficial visit

Florida landed a verbal commitment Saturday from the No. 2 ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class who spent the weekend in Gainesville. Matt Corral, the No. 23 overall player in the 2018 class by 247Sports composite, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain. This is just the beginning…#AllBite18 pic.twitter.com/g9VnM3fQ46 — M A T T Y I C E™ (@corral_matt) July 22, 2017 A five-star prospect, Corral de-committed from the University of Southern California June 17 and soon… Read More »

Randy Russell Jr. commits to Gators 2018 class following FNL

Friday Night Lights continues to pay dividends for the Florida Gators and coach Jim McElwain. After taking an unofficial visit to Gainesville over the weekend, 2018 safety Randy Russell Jr. verbally committed to the Gators over offers from Michigan, Miami (Fl.) and Virginia Tech. McElwain confirmed Russell’s commitment on his Twitter account. A birthday to remember… pic.twitter.com/mePHTyncbM — Randy Russell Jr (@randy_knows) July 22, 2017 #CHOMPCHOMP!!!!!! #AllBite18 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) July 22, 2017 Russell, whose birthday was Friday, de-committed… Read More »

Gators land highly recruited in-state TE Dante Lang

Florida’s 2018 class picked up its second verbal commitment in 24 hours from a highly recruited tight end. Dante Lang, a 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Boca Raton High, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain on Friday. Lang is spending the weekend in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights, Florida’s annual recruiting showcase. Lang, who also plays defensive end at Boca Raton, is ranked the No. 122 overall prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports. With Lang’s commitment, which… Read More »

Five takeaways (so far) from Florida’s Friday Night Lights

Florida’s annual recruiting showcase, Friday Night Lights, gets underway tonight at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Some of the top names in the recruiting landscape are expected in Gainesville, along with some budding prospects and highly recruited targets. Thursday featured some rising underclassmen in instructional drills with Florida’s coaching staff. Get caught up on the weekend with five observations (so far) from Friday Night Lights:   A clear standout Thursday Of all the sophomores in attendance Thursday, Marrieta (Ga.) signal caller… Read More »

No. 11-ranked TE Kyle Pitts verbally commits to the Gators

Florida’s 2018 class landed a verbal commitment Thursday from a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end out of Warminster, Pennsylvania. Kyle Pitts, the No. 11-ranked tight end and No. 252 overall prospect in the 2018 class by 247Sports, verbally committed to the Gators in a video produced by Bleacher Report. I am officially committed to… pic.twitter.com/9QuZkRc23I — K Y L E P I T T S ™ (@ghost_boi4) July 20, 2017 Pitts committed to the Gators over offers from Georgia and Virginia… Read More »

Gators land No. 6 OG in 2018 class in Curtis Dunlap Jr.

Florida’s 2018 class landed a commitment Tuesday from a highly recruited offensive lineman out of IMG Academy (Bradenton). Curtis Dunlap Jr., a 6-foot-4, 365-pound offensive guard, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain via his Twitter account. Officially committed… #Allbite18 #GOGATORS pic.twitter.com/JcCjekeuzc — R.I.P Pops🌹 (@Curtisdunlapjr) July 18, 2017 McElwain confirmed Dunlap’s commitment soon after his announcement. #CHOMPCHOMP!!!!!!!!! #AllBite18 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) July 18, 2017 “Today would’ve been my father’s 52nd birthday and I couldn’t think of… Read More »

5* QB expected in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights

Florida’s annual recruiting showcase, Friday Night Lights, begins July 21 in Gainesville, and confirmed attendees are beginning to trickle out. With the report that five-star signal caller and Gators target Justin Fields plans to attend Alabama’s “Champions Cookout” on the same date, Florida will have an opportunity to evaluate another top talent in the 2018 class.  Five-star QB Matt Corral, the nation’s No. 2 rated pro-style quarterback by 247Sports, is expected to attend Friday Night Lights in Gainesville. Thankful for… Read More »