The Gators had a hell of a day on the early signing period on Wednesday with momentum of the very successful first season season under Dan Mullen. With a record of 9-3 going into a New Years Six Bowl against Michigan, the Gators can finish the season with even more confidence heading into National signing day on February 6th.
The triplets from the Florida State Champions Lakeland Dreadnaughts (Zipperer, Summerall, and Hammond) are all four-star athletes that have helped bring the Gators ranking in recruiting to 17 in the county after being outside the top 20 for ages.
Also getting pledges from players like four-star running back Nay’quan Wright out of Miami Carol City, and closing four-star linebacker out of Georgia who was face a hard push from Muschamp and company at USC.
20 commits were the total number of players that the Gators on Wednesday. Win or lose against Michigan they have enough steam from the season to play poacher from other programs classes, and sign the few prospects that looks like the Gators have been leading for the last few months.
Here are three prospects the Gators should add to the 2019 class, and should have them in the top 10 at the end of signing day.
One of the issues for the Gators this past season was the depth at cornerback. Once Marco Wilson tore his ACL, and was done for the season, the Gators were just left with just about four corners for the season, and at times just three.
So far there are just two cornerbacks in the class, but there could be at least three more added by signing day. The most important is Chris Steele from St John Bosco Prep, in California. The 6’1 188lb is a natural born cornerback, meaning his change of direction shills, and ball skills, and his physicality will make him a perfect player in any defensive scheme.
247 sports gave Steele a composite score of .9804 which in reality makes him a five-star athlete and would be the highest graded prospect for the class.
The USC Trojans are the team to beat for the Gators since his decommitment from the trojans a few months back. Since then the Gators look to be the leader for the very talented corner.
One position the is set for the Gators is outside linebacker with the recruiting done in the last two cycles. In the pass heavy trend of football these days you truly can never have too many edge rushers. The 6’4 215lb athlete is oozing with potential.
Bogle is fairly new to the sport of football, as he started off a basketball player then made the switch to football his sophomore season.
During his team’s State Championship, Bogle’s athleticism was evident as he was sideline to sideline from the end position all game which helped his team to a championship.
The Gators are in a four-team battle for the defensive end with Alabama, Miami, and Tennessee all in the mix. His decision will be made during the All-American Bowl on January 5th. Who ever ends up with him, with right type of development, could have a future first round pick on their hands.
Jones is a name that has gotten pretty hot late in the Recruiting process, only a three-star offensive tackle out of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, IN, his 6’8 360lb frame has recruiters going crazy.
The trend for two sport stars’ is definitely popular in today’s game, but the way he Jones uses good footwork, and his big body on a basketball court makes you wonder if he actually trying to play in college, here are some of his highlights.
The footwork on the court show that once he is completely in a good enough shape on the field that he will be very challenging for opposing rushers.
With the Gators losing at least three starters from their offensive line, adding lineman in this class is vital. So far, they have 7 linemen signed in the class, Jones could be the icing on the cake.
He is still a raw tackle that needs to refine his kickstep, and ability to anchor against good rushers, but the canvas of a 6’8 360lb tackle will make any O-line coach get up early in the morning.