Jones (Fl.) Orlando safety Marcus Tillman Jr. has decided to re-open his recruitment and de-commit from the University of Florida, the class of 2019 prospect announced Wednesday.
In a note posted to his Twitter account, Tillman thanked former UF coach Jim McElwain and assistant coaches Kerry Dixon and Corey Bell before announcing his de-commitment, adding that Gators remain near the top of his list of prospective programs to land the three-star prospect.
Reopening my recruitment. pic.twitter.com/HHFFZhxNLV
— MJ (@MarcusTillmanJr) January 18, 2018
Ranked the No. 26 outside linebacker by 247Sports, Tillman committed to the Gators on June 14 but has continued exploring his options, with unofficial visits to Ohio State and South Carolina in the months following his commitment to UF.
With Tillman’s de-commitment, the Gators have six verbal commitments in the 2019 class.