No. 6-ranked WDE Antwaun Powell commits to UF

Florida coach Dan Mullen has been dealing with off-the-field issues early this preseason. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Florida’s 2020 class picked up its fifth commitment in the span of six days when Portsmouth (Va.) I.C. Norcom weak-side defensive end Antwaun Powell pledged to the Gators.Β

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Powell is ranked the No. 6 weak-side defensive end in the 247Sports composite ranking. The four-star prospect committed to Florida over Michigan and Oklahoma, among others.

Powell’s addition brings UF’s 2020 recruiting class to 18 prospects and moves the Gators’ class ranking up No. 6 in 247Sports’ rankings.Β 

With Friday Night Lights, and the commencement of fall camp, a month away, Florida’s 2020 recruiting class could only just be getting started.


  1. Extremely pleased with Antwuan Powell’s decision to join the Gator football team! By the time he leaves UF to play in the NFL, he will be the top-rated DE in the SEC, if not the nation – GO GATORS!!!

  2. Whether he’s a 4 or 5*, the guy is talented and blessed with some God given size. David Smith wont be happy because he isn’t from Florida, but if Mullen can get enough talent, he will get us back where we all want to get. Go Gators!!

    • David isn’t here yet, so let me take a stab:

      “Powell is a four-star loser who committed to UF only because Taggart and his budding powerhouse out west didn’t want him. CDM is an incompetent, recruiting-impaired moron, and the Gators will never amount to a hill of beans with him at the helm.”

      A fair representation, no?

          • 65 is just kidding, Albert. Not that it means anything, but you are at the top of my list of creds. Come to think of it, so is old LT if he ever comes back and posts again — his challenging someone who repeatedly called him a troll to a fist fight without ever actually challenging him to an actual fist fight remains one of the classic posts ever. Wish I had enough wit to do that when I was going thru that, but alas.

            I still think you and Jaws must be the same person, or at the very least must have been separated at birth!

          • Albert, just Joking. Thought what you said was spot on impersonation. Guys glass is always less than half full. can season start so we have something real to talk about.

  3. I want the best of the best that want to be better to want to come here and play maybe Florida first but any of the other states will work if they want to work hard play and stay out of trouble while getting a world class education.

    • You have well-informed posts over the years. When we have been at our best with Urbs for example…we of course recruited the state, but also filled gaps nationally…Harvin, Spikes, Hill, Shaw, Haden, Dunlap, Cunningham, Hernandez, Newton ( we know he xferred) are all examples.