With the month-long dead period commencing in five days, the Gators and coach Dan Mullen continue to pick up commitments on the recruiting trail.
Riley Simonds, ranked the No. 17 offensive guard in the 2019 class by 247Sports, announced his verbal commitment to Florida via his Twitter account on Wednesday.
— Riley Simonds (@simonds_riley9) June 20, 2018
Mullen confirmed Simonds’ commitment soon after.
A 6-foot-3, 320-pound offensive lineman out of Buford, Georgia, Simonds appeared to narrow his decision to Florida and Virginia Tech, with the Hokies getting the last crack at landing his decision.
But Simonds apparently came away with a strong impression of Florida following his official visit on the first of the month.
Simonds, who also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M, becomes the third offensive lineman and the 10th prospect overall to commit to UF’s 2019 class.