Tigner is Gators' 1st in the 2017 class

Continuing their motto to make a move into the South Florida area for prospects, the Florida Gators got a big one committed in the 2017 class, the first for prospects that are about to enter their junior season of high school. Wide receiver Lavarus Tigner will be a big timer.

At 6-foot and 180 pounds, Lavarus Tigner is an exciting receiver for a very exciting football program in Deerfield Beach. With an offer from Miami in hand and a few more as well, Tigner came to the University of Florida 7on7 tournament at camp as a big time Miami fan and lean , but received an offer from the Gators. It didn’t take long for him to figure out what he wanted to do with that offer.

Tigner is very raw as a player, but he still has two varsity seasons left to play,Scout recuiting analyst Bill Greene wrote earlier this spring. “He has size and speed, and attacks the football in the air. He needs more consistency catching the football, but that will come with age and experience. He has the skill set to be a multiple offer player, and a highly-rated prospect going forward.”

"I've been to plenty of camps and I was showing mad love for Miami, but I'm a Gator,” he said. “I like their coaching stuff and they're a very good coaching staff. When I first got there, I got introduced to the coaches and talked to them for a while. They were looking at me the whole camp."

"Right after the first game, the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator talked to me and let me know that (they really liked me)."

Shortly after the camp he received the offer from the Gators and made the move.

"Immediately after I got the offer, I thought about it and right after the camp finished, it was running through my head and I felt like the University of Florida was the place."

This one was a surprise because of how much he really liked Miami. But the fact that he already had the offer from Miami before showing up could mean something. We are excited to follow the recruitment of Lavarus Tigner throughout the process.

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