Florida’s recruiting efforts from Saturday continue to pay dividends.
After landing a commitment late Sunday from the lone official visitor from the weekend in Australian punter Jeremy Crawshaw, the Gators doubled down and picked up a commitment from a rising in-state prospect.
Christopher Thomas, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end out of Dunbar High, committed to the Gators and coach David Turner over offers from Florida State and Texas A&M. Thomas took an unofficial visit to Gainesville for Florida’s 34-3 victory over Tennessee, marking his recruiting trip since the conclusion of the summer, and the trip was enough for the defensive tackle to commit to Florida.
“I would like to thank everyone on my journey and everybody who encouraged me to never give up,” Thomas wrote on his Twitter account, “and y’all will never go unnoticed, but with that being said I am 100% committed to University of Florida GO GATORS!!!”
With the addition of Thomas, the Gators hold commitment from six prospects in the 2021 class, which is ranked No. 5 nationally by 247Sports.