Predicting Gators depth chart with Florida’s 2018 commits

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Florida needs commits to contribute in 2018

It’s never too early to look ahead. This is recruiting, after all.

Now that we’ve seen the Gators depth chart for this season, what will it be next year the addition of Florida’s 2018 commits?

SEC Country expects 10 of Florida’s 17 commits to make the depth chart as true freshmen. Check out our projections below. Rankings are from the 247Sports Composite.

Quarterback

  1. Feleipe Franks, redshirt sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 5 pro-style QB in Class of 2016)
  2. Jake Allen, redshirt freshman (3-star recruit, No. 23 pro-style QB in Class of 2017)
  3. Matt Corral, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 3 pro-style QB in Class of 2018)
  4. Kyle Trask, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 92 pro-style QB in Class of 2016)

Running back

  1. Lamical Perine, junior (3-star recruit, No. 29 RB in Class of 2016)
  2. Malik Davis, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 26 RB in Class of 2017) -or- Adarius Lemons, sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 25 RB in Class of 2016)
  3. Dameon Pierce, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 9 RB in Class of 2018)
  4. Iverson Clement, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 12 ATH in Class of 2016)

Pass catchers

WR (X)

  1. Josh Hammond, junior (4-star recruit, No. 35 WR in Class of 2016)
  2. Freddie Swain, junior (4-star recruit, No. 25 WR in Class of 2016)
  3. Ja’Marr Chase, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 12 WR in Class of 2018)

WR (Y)

  1. Dre Massey, senior (4-star recruit, No. 5 JUCO WR in Class of 2016)
  2. Jacob Copeland, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 7 WR in Class of 2018)
  3. Kadarius Toney, sophomore (3-star, No. 25 ATH in Class of 2017)

WR (Z)

  1. Tyrie Cleveland, junior (4-star recruit, No. 2 WR in Class of 2016)
  2. Daquon Green, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 33 WR in Class of 2016)
  3. James Robinson, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 14 WR in Class of 2017)

Tight ends

  1. C’yontai Lewis, redshirt senior (3-star recruit, No. 40 TE in Class of 2014)
  2. Kemore Gamble, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 7 TE in Class of 2017)
  3. Kyle Pitts, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 11 TE in Class of 2018)

Offensive line

LT

  1. Kadeem Telfort, sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 24 OT in Class of 2017)
  2. Stone Forsythe, redshirt sophomore (3-star recruit, No. 84 OT in Class of 2016)

LG

  1. Brett Heggie, redshirt sophomore (4-star recruit, No. 6 OC in Class of 2016)
  2. Tyler Jordan, senior (4-star recruit, No.7 OC in Class of 2015)

C

  1. T.J. McCoy, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 21 OC in Class of 2015)
  2. Tyler Jordan, senior (4-star recruit, No.7 OC in Class of 2015)

RG

  1. Fred Johnson, senior (3-star recruit, No. 144 OT in Class of 2015)
  2. Curtis Dunlap, true freshman (4-star recruit, No. 7 OG in Class of 2018)

RT

  1. Jawaan Taylor (3-star recruit, No. 46 OG in Class of 2016)
  2. T.J. Moore (4-star recruit, No. 26 OT in Class of 2017)

Defensive line

SSDE

  1. Jachai Polite, junior (3-star recruit)
  2. Zachary Carter, sophomore (4-star recruit)

DT

  1. Taven Bryan, redshirt senior (3-star recruit)
  2. Elijah Conliffe, sophomore (4-star recruit)

NT

  1. Khairi Clark, redshirt senior (4-star recruit)
  2. Kyree Campbell, sophomore (3-star recruit)

WDE

  1. Jabari Zuniga, redshirt junior (3-star recruit, No. 35 SDE in Class of 2015)
  2. Antonneous Clayton, junior (4-star recruit, No. 2 WDE in Class of 2016)

Linebacker

SLB

  1. Jeremiah Moon, redshirt sophomore (4-star recruit)
  2. Kylan Johnson, redshirt junior (3-star recruit)

MLB

  1. David Reese, junior (3-star recruit)
  2. Nick Smith, sophomore (3-star recruit)

WLB

  1. Vosean Joseph, junior (3-star recruit)
  2. David Reese, true freshman (3-star recruit)

Secondary

CB

  1. Chauncey Gardner, junior (4-star recruit)
  2. Brian Edwards, sophomore (3-star recruit)

CB

  1. Marco Wilson, sophomore (4-star recruit)
  2. C.J. Henderson, sophomore (4-star recruit)

Nickel

  1. C.J. Henderson, sophomore (4-star recruit)
  2. Brad Stewart, sophomore (4-star recruit)

FS

  1. Shawn Davis, sophomore (3-star recruit)
  2. Randy Russell, sophomore (4-star recruit)

SS

  1. Jeawon Taylor, junior (3-star recruit)
  2. Amari Burney, true freshman (4-star recruit)

Miss a previous Gator Chomps notebook? Find every daily recap of Florida Gators recruiting  right here.

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