Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators have landed one of the top cornerbacks in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Under Armour All-American and four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey announced he has verbally committed to the University of Florida. His older brother, Jordan Pouncey, has also committed to the Gators. The older Pouncey brother was a redshirt-freshman wide receiver at Texas before entering the transfer portal. Ethan Pouncey was also previously committed to Texas before backing off his pledge. With his commitment, the Florida Gators now have the tenth ranked recruiting class passing Michigan, Notre Dame and Oregon. Ethan Pouncey is the 21st commit in the Florida Gators 2020 recruiting class. He’s the eleventh defensive commit in the class. He’s the fourth cornerback in the class with Avery Helm, Jahari Rogers and Fenley Graham.
Who is Ethan Pouncey?
Ethan Pouncey is a four-star cornerback out of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida. The newest Florida commit was one of the most sought after recruits in the 2020 recruiting cycle. During his recruitment, Pouncey has received 21 offers from some of the top schools in the country. Pouncey had offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford and Texas. Pouncey was also one of the highest ranked recruits in his recruiting class. On 247 Sports, Pouncey is the 88th ranked recruit and the seventh ranked cornerback in the country. On ESPN, Pouncey is the 113th ranked recruit and the tenth ranked cornerback in the country.
Ethan Pouncey is a 6’1” 160 pound cornerback. Pouncey is a big time playmaker with good instincts and ball skills. He’s a very good athlete with plus speed and outstanding quickness. Pouncey is very aggressive in coverage and does a good job of jumping in shorter routes. He’s got very solid footwork and reads the quarterback’s eyes well. One of his biggest weaknesses is press coverage and that’ll improve once he starts to bulk up. This is a great pickup for Todd Grantham and the Florida Gators defense.