Several recruits name Florida among their favorites

Tabor has the Gators No. 1 on his leaderboard. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Over the past week, several highly-ranked recruits have named leaders and included Florida on their list.

The biggest news came from top-20 recruit Jalen Tabor, a cornerback out of Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. On Monday, he told ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren that UF is currently his leader, followed by Maryland, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Florida State.

Adoree’ Jackson, another coveted corner from Junipero Serra in Gardena, Calif., named the Gators in his Top 10 along with Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, USC and UCLA. The five-star recruit is expected to ultimately decide between the California and Florida schools.

The Gators also made the cut for three Fort Lauderdale products. Plantation athlete Chris Lammons and University School linebacker Richard Yeargin III listed Florida in their Top 15, while cornerback Quincy Wilson, Yeargin’s teammate, had UF as one of his 13 favorites. Although each prospect has more than a dozen schools in consideration right now, the Gators will likely be a finalist for them in the end.

A pair of 2015 in-state recruits — Tarpon Springs East Lake wide receiver George Campbell and Jacksonville Firstcoast linebacker Sherrod Pittman — named Florida in their Top 10 on Sunday. Sources have told The Sun that UF holds an early edge for both prospects at this time.


  1. Love how this staff goes through all the recruiting tapes and info and really spread out around the country to ring in top talent. We’ll definitely get our fair share of great commits again this year.

  2. […] With four cornerback already committed, Adoree’ Jackson Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) and Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Academy) are probably the only two recruits who will still be pursued by defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson. Jackson visited for Friday Night Lights and is very high on the Gators, while Tabor seems to be leaning toward Maryland after having Florida in front earlier this summer. […]