RB Keyvone Lee de-commits from Gators 2020 class

Florida head coach Dan Mullen. [Lauren Bacho/The Gainesville Sun/File]

Florida’s 2020 class took another hit Friday afternoon when Clearwater (Fl.) Superior Collegiate Academy running back Keyvone Lee backed off his commitment.

Ranked a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Lee announced his de-commitment on his Twitter account, thanking the University of Florida in the process and emphasizing the Gators are still in contention to land his signature come Signing Day.

He’s the second prospect in three days to de-commit from UF’s 2020 class after IMG Academy defensive lineman Josh Griffis re-opened his recruitment earlier in the week.

With Lee’s de-commitment, the Gators have six prospects committed in the 2020 class.


  1. He committed last March I believe. He’s still a priority recruit, but probably not feeling the love with Bowman being the Gators top RB target. Maybe he will come back around to the good side. Go Gators!!

  2. Odd thing about this kid is that he’s yet to show interest for any of the usual suspects (Alabama, Auburn, UGA, FSU, Miami, or Ohio State. His 4* ranking is real enough. I wonder if academic qualification might be an issue in this case.

    • Well said. Until they are on the sideline, you have to take all of the commits with a grain of salt, especially in today’s climate. They are shopping for the best deal they can get, whether it be program, playing time, proximity to family, or maybe even a paycheck (yea, it still happens). Maybe a few of them even care about academics. Who knows. The point is, a verbal commitment means about as much as the phone number you got last Friday from that nice young lady at the tavern.

    • Fair comment 6, but these days recruiting class rankings become self perpetuating. The more elite recruits commit early, the more pressure is placed on other elite recruits to get onboard, or miss the train.

      Reverse momentum also becomes self perpetuating. Let’s hope CDM has other elite recruits lined up to announce their commitments after spring practice visits conclude.

          • Yo, da bodda youse guyses (my Brooklyn vernacular) — there used to be included in the concept of “Honor”, some silly notion or another about one’s word being one’s bond, ie, keeping one’s commitments. Then again, that was back when men were men and the sheep were always nervous. Or something like that, yadda yadda yadda.