Once again, the interior defensive line is an area of emphasis on the recruiting trail for Gators coach Dan Mullen and UF’s coaching staff — but it won’t be for much longer if Florida continues to land four-star prospects.
Jalen Lee, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound prospect out of Watson, Louisiana, committed to the Gators late Thursday, becoming the fourth four-star defensive tackle prospect to pledge to UF’s No. 9-ranked recruiting class.
Lee de-committed from LSU just two weeks ago, and a consistent relationship with Gators defensive line coach David Turner helped Lee quickly find a new home.
“To be honest, Florida never stopped showing me love and they were my first SEC offer,” Lee told 247Sports. “Coach [David] Turner never stopped recruiting me even when I was committed to LSU. He kept after me. He is just good at what he does. Everyone wants to get coached under him, because he’s coached guys like Myles Garrett, Fletcher Cox, Chris Jones, all those guys. He is just good at what he does.”
With Lee’s pledge, the Gators hold commitments from 22 prospects in the 2020 cycle.