UF leads for five-star linebacker

Lyndell "Mack" Wilson on his UF visit in August. (Photo courtesy of Wilson)

Florida could pull yet another top prospect from the state of Alabama.

Five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson named UF his No. 1 school Wednesday, announcing his leaders on Twitter.

Wilson, a consensus top-50 overall recruit and Under Armour All-American, is ranked the nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker by ESPN and 247Sports. He’s also No. 9 in the Rivals100.

The 6-foot-2, 236-pounder visited Gainesville on Aug. 1 with six other prospects from Montgomery, Alabama. One of them, safety Jeawon Taylor, has since pledged to Florida and attended the Tennessee game last weekend.

Should the Gators eventually land Wilson, they would have four of the top 20 Alabama recruits for 2016, according to 247Sports. That group of UF commits currently consists of Lamical Perine, Jeremiah Moon and Taylor.

Wilson’s other top schools, in order, are LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon and Southern Cal. He plans to make his decision on signing day.

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