4* DB Elijah Blades decommits from Florida


With just a week until National Signing Day, Florida’s 2017 class has taken a significant hit.

Four-star defensive back Elijah Blades (Pasadena, Calf.) announced on his Twitter account his decommitment from the University of Florida.

“Florida is still in it,” Blades wrote. “(It’s) coming down to Signing Day.”

Blades, the No. 16 ranked defensive back in the 2017 class by 247Sports, later announced his collegiate decision is down to Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Oregon and Southern California.

While the Gators seem poised for a strong finish on Feb. 1, Florida has just 14 commitments in the 2017 class.