Richerd Desir-Jones isn’t one of Florida’s best-known 2015 signees, but all Gator fans should get familiar with his story.
His success in football is enough to get your attention.
The 6-foot-3, 292-pound tw0-way lineman from Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas won the Class 7A state championship as a senior.
He then committed to UF as an offensive guard just days before signing day, flipping from FIU.
Although Desir-Jones is rated a consensus three-star lineman, Scout national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons calls him a “true sleeper” with good feet and real upside.
But Desir-Jones’ accomplishments and well-deserved praise go way beyond the football field. Here is a video feature from NBC6 on his inspiring story.
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