Gators make the cut for 5* 2018 DE Xavier Thomas

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The Gators are in the running to land the top-ranked defensive recruit in the 2018 class.

Xavier Thomas (Wilson High, S.C.) included Florida in his Top-7 schools.

Along with the Gators, the talented defensive end’s top seven schools includes (in no order) South Carolina, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Florida State.

Thomas said Sunday night he’s unsure of when exactly he’ll make his commitment, but the Gators may have recently gained an advantage when it comes to receiving his signature.

Thomas shocked the high school football world Nov. 29 when he announced his intention to transfer to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fl.) for his senior season.

Thomas had 131 tackles and seven sacks for Wilson High this season.