DB Burton Jr. flips from UF to Boston College

Highly ranked DB Clinton Burton, Jr. committed to the Gators on Sept. 1, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Burton's Twitter account)

Florida’s 2021 class took a hit Friday night with Clinton Burton, Jr.’s decision to flip to Boston College.

Burton is ranked the No. 14 cornerback in the 2021 class class according to 247Sports. The Baltimore native committed to UF during the 2019 season, yet still planned to take official visits during his senior season despite pledging to the Gators.

With the loss of Burton, the Gators hold commitments from 19 prospects in the 2021 class. Florida’s secondary, however, may not have to wait long for good news as the Gators are presumably the favorite to land four-star safety Donovan McMillon.