UF adds 20th commit on heels of FNL

Published: Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.

Florida's recruiting momentum kept rolling Saturday when UF coach Will Muschamp gained a verbal commitment for the third consecutive day, this one from four-star defensive end Jordan Sherit (Tampa/Hillsborough).

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Jordan Sherit, who committed to Florida on Saturday, stands on the sidelines during Friday Night Lights at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Friday, July 27, 2012 in Gainesville, Fla.

Matt Stamey/Staff photographer

The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder visited Gainesville on Thursday with five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III — his close friend who pledged to the Gators during their trip — and then returned the following day for Friday Night Lights.

Sherit confirmed his intentions on Twitter on Saturday evening: "So blessed and privileged to announce that today I have committed to The University of Florida. Go Gators!"

Sherit chose the Gators over Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Stanford. Sherit was sold on Florida's honors program, closeness to home and “true college environment.”

“It's just a beautiful place,” Sherit said of UF after his April 28 visit. “In my opinion, it's one of the top universities in the country. Athletically and academically, there's a great combination there.”

Florida now has 20 members in its 2013 class and thirteen ranked in the ESPN300. Verbal commitments are not binding until prospects sign their national letters of intent the first Wednesday in February.

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