Gators land commitment from 2020 DE

Larry Scott, the new Florida tight ends coach, talks with members of the media during an introductory news conference at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium last month. [Brad McClenny/Staff photographer]

When it comes to recruiting the state of Florida, the Gators continue to prioritize the Lakeland area.

6-foot-3, 210-pound Morven Joseph became the latest member of UF’s 2020 class when he opted to commit to the Gators on Friday.

Joseph, a quickly rising prospect out of Lake Gibson High in Lakeland, was on campus for Florida’s Junior Day on Feb. 2 after picking up a UF offer on Jan. 24. A rising senior, Joseph already holds offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Miami and Nebraska yet decided to commit to the Gators less than a month after receiving an offer from tight ends coach Larry Scott.

With Joseph’s verbal commitment the Gators have eight commits in the 2020 class, which is ranked No. 4 in the nation by 247Sports.

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