Florida’s Early Signing Period for 2020 Class report

Fireworks go off while Gators fans sing a Tom Petty song between the third and fourth quarter during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Nov. 30. [Matt Pendleton/Correspondent]

2:26 p.m.: No surprises so far today for the Gators after Tim Smith stuck with the Crimson Tide and Brown opted to head to West Virginia. Florida remains an option for four-star defensive end Donell Harris, who will announce in about 90 minutes whether he’ll stick with the Aggies or flip to the Gators.


12:10 p.m.: And there was one. Lakeland cornerback/returner Fenley Graham has sent UF his signed letter of intent, giving the Gators 20 signees on the day. All UF commits expected to sign except Issiah Walker, who will sign at 7 p.m., have put pen to paper today.

10:55 a.m.: Jalen Lee’s signed letter of intent has arrived at Florida. Lee, who de-committed from LSU less than a month ago before committed to the Gators, appeared set on signing Thursday before ultimately opting to finalize the process just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

10:51 a.m.: While we wait for the last two letters of intent to come in for UF’s committed prospects, I just wanted to drop off a few programming notes regarding several players Florida’s in the mix for.

New Hampstead wide receiver Sam Brown is expected to commit to either Florida, Georgia or Ole Miss at 1:45 p.m. ET.

Defensive tackle Tim Smith will either sign with Alabama or flip to Georgia at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Gulliver Prep defensive lineman Donell Harris will either stick with Texas A&M or flip to Florida. His decision will be broadcast on his Instagram account, @d9ine__, at 4 p.m. ET.

10:32 a.m.: Things have slowed to a trickle here, but that doesn’t mean the signed letters of intent aren’t vital. Rashad Torrence II has sent his signed LOI into Florida, giving the Gators a highly regarded safety from the Peach State who considered multiple other top programs. A very solid get for UF, and another early enrollee, too.

9:53 a.m.: One of the state’s top wide receivers, Ja’Quavion Fraziars, has sent UF his signed letter of intent.

A local prospect, Fraziars has impressive height and body control, and consistently attacks the ball at its highest point. While he’s not an early enrollee, he’s ahead physically of many players his age, and continuing to face top-notch competition — which he’ll do in two weeks at the Under Armour All-American game — will help prepare him to contribute at Florida.

9:41 a.m.: Florida’s top-ranked cornerback prospect, Jahari Rogers, has sent in his signed letter of intent. The No. 120 overall prospect in the 2020 class by 247Sports, Rogers played quarterback early in his high school career and possesses natural ability to play at the next level.

Along with reloading at defensive back, the Gators have prioritized the interior of the defensive line in this recruiting class, and Lamar Goods’ signed letter of intent has to bring a smile to the faces of David Turner and Mullen.



9:05 a.m.: Johnnie Brown’s signed letter of intent is in. Ranked the No. 23 defensive tackle by 247Sports, Brown is physically ahead of the curve yet won’t arrive on campus until June. Either way, he’s a critical part of Florida’s impressive defensive line class.

8:54 a.m.: Florida has its quarterback. Eastside High signal caller Anthony Richardson has faxed in his signed letter of intent, giving the Gators the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class by 247Sports. He’s already on campus and practicing with the team, too. Don’t sleep on Gainesville’s Very Own.

8:21 a.m.: Florida’s fax machine isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The Gators have received signed letters of intent from offensive lineman Josh Braun, defensive back Avery Helm and tight end Jonathan Odom within the past 20 minutes.


8:01 a.m.: Gerald Mincey’s letter of intent is signed and sealed. Ranked one of the top-100 offensive tackles in the 2020 class, Mincey is another piece in UF’s rebuild on the offensive line.

And UF just received Antwaun Powell’s letter of intent, giving the Gators two critical pieces on the line of scrimmage.


7:36 a.m.: Ethan Pouncey, ranked one of the top-10 cornerbacks in the 2020 class, has sent the Gators his signed letter of intent. UF is also adding his brother, former three-star wide receiver Jordan Pouncey, to the 2020 class.

7:18 a.m.: Mullen has announced Wingo’s signed letter of intent now, and the Gators have also received a signed letter of intent from top-ranked defensive tackle Gervon Dexter. I must say, the signing videos are well done this year.

7:15 a.m.: The letters of intent are beginning to arrive in Florida. Highly recruited outside linebacker Derek Wingo announced on Twitter he had signed with Florida, and UF coach Dan Mullen soon after announced the Gators had received signed letters of intent from Richie Leonard IV and Tre’Vez Johnson.

6:45 a.m.: Good morning! The Early Signing Period is open as of today, Dec. 18, meaning the Gators can start signing prospects in the 2020 class.

The festivities kicked off in Australia with Jeremy Crawshaw sending Florida coach Dan Mullen his signed letter of intent, and will continue throughout the day. If you don’t know what to expect, we’ve got you covered here.


  1. Awesome recruiting class that signed today – hoping a few more will join the Gator Nation as this UF football team is really beginning to take off – glad to see all these fine young men come on board the SS Florida Gators – their ship (team) will become unsinkable over the next few years under HC Mullen and crew (our DC is one of the best in the nation, not to mention our other coaches) – GO GATORS!!!