With updated recruiting rankings, Florida moved up a spot in the top 10 and a pair of Gators commits received a ratings boost.
Where Florida’s class ranks
Florida’s 2018 class is ranked No. 7 nationally and No. 2 in the SEC. Eight of the Gators’ commits are 4-star recruits or higher. Florida has the SEC’s second-highest average star rating (90.11) behind Alabama (91.20).
Randy Russell is no longer a 3-star recruit. The Florida commit earned his fourth star this week from 247Sports, which now ranks him as the nation’s No. 12 safety and No. 178 overall prospect.
Russell had an impressive performance last week in his preseason game against IMG Academy, making several big hits and leveling Miami QB commit Artur Sitkowski.
Gators wide receiver commit Ja’Marr Chase jumped to No. 70 nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings and linebacker pledge David Reese also moved up from No. 341 overall to No. 277.
Quarterback Matt Corral dropped down nine spots to No. 32 nationally, causing him to lose his fifth star in the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked the No. 3 pro-style QB in the country.
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- 4-star QB Matt Corral, Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)
- 4-star RB Dameon Pierce, Bainbridge (Ga.)
- 4-star RB Iverson Clement,Rancocas Valley (Mount Holly, N.J.)
- 4-star WR Jacob Copeland, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.)
- 4-star WR Ja’Marr Chase, Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.)
- 3-star WR Corey Gammage, Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.)
- 3-star WR Tyquan Thornton, Booker T. Washington (Miami)
- 3-star WR Jalynn Williams, Saint Petersburg (Fla.)
- 4-star TE Kyle Pitts, Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)
- 3-star TE Dante Lang, Boca Raton (Fla.)
- 4-star OL Curtis Dunlap, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
- 3-star DE Taylor Upshaw, Braden River (Bradenton, Fla.)
- 3-star LB David Reese, Vero Beach (Fla.)
- 3-star CB Divaad Wilson, Northwestern (Miami)
- 4-star S Amari Burney, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
- 4-star S Randy Russell, Carol City (Miami)
- 3-star S Deontai Williams, Jones County J.C. (Ellisville, Miss.)
Top 5 targets
4-star OL William Barnes, Apopka (Fla.)
4-star OL Richard Gouraige, Cambridge Christian (Tampa, Fla.)
4-star DE Andrew Chatfield, American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
4-star OL Nicholas Petit-Frere, Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.)
4-star DT Coynis Miller, Jackson-Olin (Birmingham, Ala.)
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed at the position:
- QB: 1/1 (Corral)
- RB: 2/2 (Clement, Pierce)
- TE: 2/2 (Lang, Pitts)
- WR: 5/5 (Chase, Copeland, Gammage, Thornton, Williams)
- OL: 1/4 (Dunlap)
- DL: 1/3 (Upshaw)
- LB: 1/1 (Reese)
- CB: 1/2 (Wilson)
- S: 3/3 (Burney, Russell, Williams)
Here’s a breakdown of Florida’s commits by state:
- California: 1 (Corral)
- Florida: 12 (Burney, Copeland, Dunlap, Gammage, Lang, Reese, Russell, Thornton, Upshaw, D. Williams, J. Williams, Wilson)
- Georgia: 1 (Pierce)
- Louisiana: 1 (Chase)
- New Jersey: 1 (Clement)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (Pitts)
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