The Florida Gators have one of the top recruiting classes in the country. The Gators are the seventh ranked recruiting class in the country and the second ranked recruiting class in the SEC. Florida has landed some of the top recruits in the country like Matt Corral, Jacob Copeland, JaMarr Chase and Dameon Pierce. Florida has nine consensus four-star commits and eight three-star commits. Some of Florida’s commits might be a little better than what their ranking is. Here are the three most underrated Florida Gators commits.
Three-star WR Tyquan Thornton
When Tyquan Thornton committed to the Gators last summer, it surprised a lot of fans since most expected him to commit to the Miami Hurricanes. One of the reasons Florida fans though he’d end up at Miami was because of the crowded receiver class. Even after he committed, Miami was still in it but that all changed after the Tennessee game. Thornton announced that he would be shutting down his recruitment and solidified his commitment to the Gators. Even in a crowded receiver class with top recruits like Jacob Copeland and JaMarr Chase, Thornton could be one of the top receivers in the country. The Booker T. Washington WR is a tall, speedy receiver that can really stretch the field. His height really helps him with jump balls and he always plays better against top teams.
Three-star S Randy Russell
The weekend Florida landed Army All-American QB Matt Corral was a terrific recruiting weekend for the Gators but they weren’t done yet. The next 2018 recruit to commit to Florida was the three-star safety out of Carol City High School, Randy Russell. The South Florida safety was originally committed to the Miami Hurricanes until he visited the University of Florida. Russell then de-committed from the Canes shortly after his visit which prompted most recruiting experts to think Russell would commit to Florida. Russell is one of the top safeties in the state of Florida. One of his biggest strengths is his tackling ability. Russell is one of the biggest hitters in the country. If Russell plays as a freshman, he would most likely be used as a nickel. His coverage and tackling ability could earn him early playing time.
Three-star CB Divaad Wilson
Divaad Wilson is the last Florida commit on the list and he was one of the first 2018 recruits to make his pledge to the Gators. Wilson is another three-star recruit out of South Florida but he was unranked and unknown recruit when he committed to Florida. None of the major recruiting websites had a profile on him until the summer. The in-state defensive back made a name for himself and earned himself a three-star ranking. On ESPN, Wilson was a four-star recruit and an ESPN 300 recruit. The Northwestern cornerback has had a really nice senior year and had a big game against Booker T. Washington. Divaad Wilson had two interceptions in the game and covered Tyquan Thornton for some parts of the game. Wilson is a big, physical corner that dominates receivers with his strength. Big commitment for the Gators that really surprised a lot of people.