ESPN apparently thinks very highly of Florida’s 2015 class thus far.
Florida still has a small class size at this point relative to past years. However, the quality of recruits is making up for the insufficient quantity, according to ESPN.
The Gators currently rank No. 14 in the site’s class rankings, but they’re one of only two teams in the top 15 with less than 10 commits. The other school is Southern Cal, which ranks No. 12 with eight pledges.
UF commits in ESPN300:
No. 107 — Tyler Jordan (No. 8 offensive guard, committed to Florida as a center)
No. 125 — Tristan Payton (No. 12 wide receiver)
No. 145 — Derrick Dillon (No. 9 athlete, committed to Florida as a wide receiver)
No. 150 — Marcus Lewis (No. 9 safety, committed to Florida as a cornerback)
No. 181 — Jalen Julius (No. 15 athlete, committed to Florida as a corner/receiver)
No. 192 — Deontai Williams (No. 15 safety)
No. 216 — Sherion Jones (No. 8 dual-threat quarterback)
The Gators are also in contention for 12 uncommitted prospects in the top 100 of the ESPN300: wide receiver George Campbell, offensive lineman Abdul Bello, Martez Ivey, Javon Patterson and Christian Pellage, defensive lineman Byron Cowart, CeCe Jefferson and Kendrick Norton, and linebackers Jerome Baker, Jeff Holland, Roquan Smith and Adonis Thomas.
Florida’s class is currently ranked No. 22 by 247Sports with three Top247 members, No. 22 by Rivals with two Rivals250 members and No. 24 by Scout with three Scout300 members.