Gators add 4-star DE Jordan Smith as commit

The Florida Gators reel in another big time prospect and on a recruiting roll. Lithonia (Ga.) defensive end Jordan Smith was on an official visit to Florida this weekend and pulled the trigger for the Gators.

Committed to South Carolina for months, Jordan Smith de-committed from the Gamecocks last week and named a final two schools under consideration of Florida and Tennessee. 

Smith showed up in Gainesville for his official visit on Friday and early Sunday afternoon announced via Twitter that he was committed to the Gators. 

https://twitter.com/jordansmith125/status/676114424911044608

Not many people know, but Smith was one of the top two prospects on the board for current Florida defensive line coach Chris Rumph about a month after Rumph took the job at Florida in March.  His comitment to South Carolina never kept Rumph from stayting on top pf the Peach State star and all of that work has paid off in a big way. 

According to Scout nattional analyst Chad Simmons, Smith is a gamer. 

"Smith has that frame and build that college coaches love in an edge rusher these days," Simmons wrote for Smith's bi on Scout. "He is a long and lean athlete with coordination, quickness off the ball, speed to pursue, and a nightmare for quarterbacks looking for a passing lane. Still very raw and he needs to add weight, but he has real upside. Can play out of the two and three-point stance. Can drop into coverage. Speed is what he is about and he can really close on the quarterback."

An early graduate from Lithonia, Smith is expected to enroll at Florida in January and can compete this spring for an oppirtunity at playing time in the fall.  Stay tuned as we get in contact with Smith for more on his commitment. 


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