Gators 2020 & 2021 classes now ranked top-10

Florida coach Dan Mullen gestures as he speaks with members of the media during a news conference to announce the 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

When it comes to the 2019 class, Dan Mullen and the Gators are poised for a strong finish on the recruiting trail.

But the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes are shaping up to be something special.

On Sunday, Florida landed a commitment from Vanguard (Ocala) defensive end Bryce Langston, ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 overall in-state prospect in the 2021 class.

Langston, a five-star sophomore, is ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2021 class, giving Mullen and the Gators a exemplary foundation with more than two years until the 2021 Class’ Signing Day.

Langston’s commitment comes less than a week after his teammate, Trevonte Rucker, opted to become the third member of Florida’s 2021 class.

Rucker, the No. 10 wide receiver in the 2021 class by 247Sports, is also considered a top-10 in-state prospect after helping lead Vanguard to a 13-1 season.

With the commitments of Langston and Rucker, the two highest-rated prospects in Florida’s class, the Gators are on track to finish with the SEC’s top-ranked class in 2021.

And Florida’s 2020 class cracked the top-10 Saturday when Ja’quavion Fraziars became the sixth prospect to commit to the Gators and Mullen, and the in-state prospect seemingly has a world of potential.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound athlete played both wide receiver and strong safety for the Dunnellon Tigers this season, and previously excelled at varsity baseball.

While the 2019 class rightfully brings much excitement, early indications are the next two classes appear to be even more promising for the Gators.

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