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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Gators lose third blue-chip recruit in five days

Florida’s 2024 class rankings drops from No. 3 to No. 5

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Florida Gators alternate white football helmet.

The Gators football team took a hit on the recruiting trail this week after it lost three recruits in its 2024 class.

The trio of flips started during Florida’s 52-35 loss to Louisiana State last Saturday when top 100 four-star edge rusher Jamonta Waller flipped his commitment from UF to Auburn. 

The weekend turnover continued when four-star cornerback Wardell Mack flipped to a future SEC opponent, the Texas Longhorns. 

Four-star defensive lineman Nasir Johnson became the third recruit to flip when he announced his commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs Wednesday. The Gators have now lost three recruits to SEC opponents this week.

The loss of recruits has resulted in Florida’s 2024 class falling in the team rankings from No. 3 to No. 5 in the nation, according to 247Sports.

The Gators could possibly lose another top recruit as top 100 four-star defensive lineman Amaris Williams is crystal balled to flip to Ohio State, according to 247Sports.

Florida football will conclude its two-game road stint against the No. 11 Missouri Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Contact Jackson Reyes at jacksonreyes@alligator.org. Follow him on Twitter @JacksnReyes.

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Jackson Reyes

Jackson Reyes is a UF journalism senior and The Alligator's Fall 2023 Sports Editor. He previously served as Digital Managing Editor and was a reporter and assistant editor on the sports desk. In his free time, he enjoys collecting records, long walks on the beach and watching Bo Nix.


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