Gators land commitment from 4* 2018 WR Ja’Marr Chase


Florida landed a verbal commitment Sunday from a four-star wide receiver out of Metairie, Louisiana.

Ja’Marr Chase, the No. 21-ranked wide receiver in the 2018 class by 247Sports composite, verbally committed to the Gators and coach Jim McElwain over offers from LSU and TCU.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder spent the weekend in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights, Florida’s annual recruiting showcase, and at the time said he didn’t have a timeline for his commitment. The visit to UF’s campus was seemingly enough to sway Chase to verbally commit.

“I don’t have a leader or a top-five schools, nothing like that,” Chase said. “I’m just seeing how everything plays out right now.”

With Chase’s verbal commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent, the Gators have 13 commits in the 2018 class.