Buchholz QB Creed Whittemore de-commits from Florida Gators, heading to Mississippi State

Kevin Brockway
Gator Sports

Buchholz High School dual-threat quarterback and class of 2023 Florida commitment Creed Whittemore announced on social media Sunday that he de-committed from the Gators and he now plans to attend Mississippi State.

The speedy Whittemore projected as a slot receiver in UF's 2023 class.

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Whittemore announced his new destination on Twitter, committing to Mississippi State's 2023 class, where he was recruited by Bulldogs receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. 

Whittemore's older brother, Trent, is a sophomore receiver for the Gators but hasn't factored into first-year coach Billy Napier's offense this season. With Arizona State transfer Ricky Pearsall earning the starting job in the slot in fall camp, Trent Whittemore has just four catches for 87 yards on the season.

With the addition of three-star safety Bryce Thornton and four-star cornerback Dijon Johnson this week, Florida's recruiting class jumped to eighth in the country per composite. The Gators have a number of four-star wide receiver commits, including Andy Jean from Miami (Northwestern HS) and Aidan Mizell of Orlando (Boone HS).