3* DE Taylor Upshaw de-commits from Florida, commits to Michigan


Sunday night saw Florida’s 2018 class suffer its second de-commitment since the departure of coach Jim McElwain.

Taylor Upshaw, a 6-foot-5, defensive end out of Braden River High in Bradenton, announced via his Twitter account he was flipping from the University of Florida to the University of Michigan.

Upshaw committed to Florida in June, but the Wolverines continued to heavily recruit the three-star prospect. Upshaw is expected to take an official visit Saturday to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s 12 p.m. bout with Ohio State.

With Upshaw’s de-commitment, the Gators have 16 verbal commitments in the 2018 class.


  1. Mr. Hall,
    Even though I am a die hard Gator I cannot blame the guys from dropping UF with the ongoing mess with the team, and Stricklin’s inability to land Kelly. Many of us have a bad feeling that the next football coach will also be average at best. Other than loyalty, it makes me wonder why should keep my season tickets after 25 years. Our team and administration sort of suck these days.
    Sadly, more will probably drop their commitment; however, in judging most of the guys on the team today who McElwain recruited that may be a plus. Simply stated, UF’s talent level is mediocre at best. Just look at our lousy happy feet QB. He really sucks.

  2. The new coach will have alot of work to do. Starting with recruiting. Then with conditioning, something is wrong with all the injuries, and Michigan game was men vs. boys. Then installing discipline on and off the field, and a workable offense. Reasonable people should expect a few years to possibly be a great team, IF we hire the right guy(Frost?)