LIVE BLOG: Florida’s 2017 Early Signing Period

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived.

The first early signing period in college football, which gives recruits in the 2018 class an opportunity to lock in a spot and sign early with a university, begins today and runs through Friday.

We’ll be following all the action here, and updating this post with each new signee, so make sure you keep refreshing this page.

12:47 p.m.: Vero Beach High linebacker/defensive end David Reese has signed his letter of intent, giving the Gators 12 signees in the span of 6 hours.

11:57 a.m.: Florida fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as four-star QB Emory Jones has signed with the Gators. Jones flipped his commitment from Ohio State, and was considering signing with Florida State and Alabama, but the Gators have emerged victorious in his recruitment.

10:39 a.m.: Carol City defensive back Randy Russell has signed and delivered his letter of intent.

10:30 a.m.: Boca Raton tight end/defensive end Dante Lang has signed his letter of intent. That makes 9 signees for the Gators so far today, and they’re not done yet.

8:25 a.m.: The No. 2 kicker in the nation, Evan McPherson, has signed his letter of intent. With the departure of Pineiro, it’s safe to say he has big cleats to fill.

8:17 a.m.: JUCO mid-year enrollee Noah Banks has signed his letter of intent. He’ll report to campus in just two weeks.

8:03 a.m.: The Gators have received letters of intent from Iverson Clement, Amari Burney and tight end Kyle Pitts.

7:28 a.m.: Mainland safety John Huggins, who committed to Florida just a few days ago, has signed his letter of intent with Florida.

7:25 a.m.: Bainbridge (Ga.) running back Dameon Pierce has sent in his signed letter of intent. He also plans to enroll early at Florida.

7:22 a.m.: The first signed letter of intent is in. Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) offensive lineman Chris Bleich, who flipped his commitment Nov. 29 from UCLA, has signed and faxed in his letter of intent.

7:20 a.m.: Burney, decked in Gators gear, is set to put pent to paper and make it official.

7:03 a.m.: Calvary Christian LB Amari Burney and Rancocas Valley Regional High RB Iverson Clement are expected to sign their letters of intent at 7:10 a.m.

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