Gators land 2021 OL Adrein Strickland


After seeing SEC Eastern division rival Tennessee usurp the program as the SEC’s top-ranked 2021 class, the Gators have picked up a commitment from in-state offensive lineman Adrein Strickland.

The 6-foot-7, 330-pounder out of A. Crawford Mosley in Lynn Haven picked up an offer from Florida on April 30, and it didn’t take long for Strickland to name the Gators his leader over offers from Maryland, Florida Atlantic and more.

“I like the environment and the whole tone of the place from being in the classrooms to being on the field before and after a game,” Strickland told Blake Alderman of 247Sports. “They definitely set another level of love that I just love about it and the way they treat there teammates is as close to family as you can get.”

Strickland’s commitment brings Florida’s 2021 class to 15 prospects. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unknown when Strickland – or any 2021 prospects, for that matter – will have an opportunity to take an official visit to Florida.