Gators ride weekend momentum with commitments

By Graham Hall Correspondent
Saturday, April 08, 2017 7:16 PM

Saturday bore the fruit of Florida’s labor from Friday.

After hosting a full slate of highly recruited prospects in Gainesville for the Orange and Blue Debut game, Florida’s 2018 class received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-2 wide receiver Corey Gammage out of Atlanta High (Delray Beach).

Gammage, the No. 108 overall prospect out of Florida according to 247Sports, committed to Florida over scholarship offers from Miami and Auburn. Gammage's pledge, which is non-binding until he signs a national letter of intent, gives the Gators five commitments in the 2018 class and a No. 22 ranking on 247Sports.

Florida’s 2019 class, however, continues to steal the show as it moves into the nation’s best with nearly two years until signing day.

6-foot-4, 183-pound athlete Jashon Watkins out of East Nashville Magnet School (Tennessee) became the sixth member of Florida’s 2019 class when he verbally committed Saturday morning. Watkins has primarily played free safety and cornerback in high school, but it’s unclear where he’ll play at the next level.

Florida wasn’t finished bringing prospects into the fold.

American Heritage-Delray (Delray Beach) wide out John Dunmore wasn’t immediately ready to commit to Florida after Friday’s game. Yet after thinking it over, Dunmore pulled the trigger Saturday morning and became the sixth member of Florida’s 2019 class.

“Florida just felt like home, I feel comfortable here. Not only for football, but academic-wise, too. Football is not going to last forever, so I know going here for academics will take me farther in life,” Dunmore said. “I’ve seen the things I needed to see off the field,” Dunmore said. “Academic-wise, it’s close to home and I know my family loves it, I love it. I know I can come here and compete.”

With the verbal commitments from Watkins and Dunmore, Florida’s 2019 class ranks first nationally by 247Sports. It also gave the Gators five commitments in 24 hours, as UF received verbal commitments Friday from 2018 tight end Jalen Goss out of Lowndes (Valdosta, Georgia) and from 2019 four-star athlete Tyrique Stevenson (Homestead).




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