Wells excited about WR class

Rick Wells is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun)

Rick Wells was one of three UF wide receiver commits at Florida’s 7-on-7 camp this past Friday.

He faced fellow future Gators Josh Hammond and Isaiah Johnson in the tournament, and WR target Cavin Ridley also competed against him.

Wells is excited about Florida’s receiver class for 2016.

“Everyone of them can make plays,” he said of Hammond, Johnson and Ridley. “It’s a good class and all of us can make big plays down the field. It’s a big class, but it’s a good one. We have some good receivers.”

Wells, the first prospect to join the class, said his commitment is strong despite plans to visit other schools.

“I’m still solid to Florida,” Wells said. “I’m going to South Carolina on June 13 and Michigan State some time. I’ll also be back at Florida. … I’m ready to put on the orange and blue.”

UF coach Jim McElwain and several of his assistants watched Wells during Friday’s camp and came away impressed with the 6-foot, 187-pounder.

“He’s just ready for me to be on campus so he can sww what I can do,” Wells said of Mac’s message. “He’s just ready to see me in the orange and blue. Coach (Kerry) Dixon tells me that he likes the way I catch the ball and that he and coach McElwain like me a lot.

“This is a great staff and there’s nothing I can say bad about them. The energy around here is good, a lot of good stuff going on right now.”