National Signing Day is here, and the letters of intent will be coming in. Bob Redman and I will have this story updated throughout the day, as letters and decisions come in.
****Jim McElwain will hold his press conferece at 3:30 PM. Bob and I will be there! We will have updates/video/reaction and more coming up! *****
Miss Out on Two
More NLI's Arrive
It's official Jeawon Taylor has sent in his letter of intent to Florida. The Bulldogs took a stab at flipping the Gator commit, who pledged to Jim McElwain in August, after Alabama also gave Florida some headaches early on. Both times Taylor stuck it out with the Gators.
Quincy Lenton's relationship with Geoff Collins was the big draw. Lenton was committed to Mississippi State when Collins was there. When Collins went to Florida so did Lenton. He never wavered from that pledge.
It's Official NLI In
Cleveland chose the Gators over finalists from Arkansas, TCU and Houston - the later the school he was committed to. He officially visited Florida the last weekend before signing day with friend Rick Wells.
Cornerback Florida pledge Aaron Robinson has flipped to Alabama
Sticking with Florida
Jeawon Taylor has decided to stick with Florida. The Gators commitment chose to head to the Swamp over Georgia on signing day.
Vosean Joseph's heart has always been with Florida, despite late interest from 'Bama. The three-star linebacker from Miami, who often referred to the Swamp as his "home,"committed last February to the Gators. Depite visit to West Virginia and Alabama in between, Joseph's recruitment came to the end after his official.
Antonneous Clayton has officially sent in his NLI.
The four-star defensive end committed to Florida back in October. The Gators were one of four, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee, to pique his interest. In the end it was always the Swamp for Clayton.
C.J. McWilliams is in. McWilliams picked up an offer in May and wasted to time, two days to be exact, to commit to Florida.
Florida's only defensive tackle pledge Shavar Manuel has decommitted from Florida on Wednesday morning.
Florida picked up a HUGE commitment in four-star Tyrie Cleveland, the No. 2 wide receiver on Scout. We will add his player card and more when he has officially sent his letter of intent.
Jeremiah Moon is officially a Gator. Moon sent in his NLI on Wednesday morning. The four-star outside linebacker from Alabama has been committed to Florida for over six months. Even though he briefly flired with Mississippi State the last few weeks, his visit last weekend cemented his pledge with Florida.
He told Scout the Gators led in July 2014 and Florida never fell from the top spot. Wells only took one other official visit and that was to USF.
It's official Lamical Perine is a Gator. The three-star running back sent in his letter, picking Florida over his other finalist Alabama.
Jawaan Taylor was committed to Miami, but when childhood favorite Florida offered before the new year, he made the decision to commit to the Gators. Georgia made a late run at Taylor, however, Taylor stayed firm.
USC tried to make a late run at Jachai Polite, however, he could not be flipped. The three-star defensive end committed to Florida in November. The Gators only joined the race to land Polite in the summer, however, as soon as that offer came in, Polite never looked backed at his other potential suitors.
Brett Heggie is the first one to send in his NLI on Wednesday morning. He has been one of the most solid pledges in the 2016 class. The three-star lineman committed to Florida in July after creating a good relationship with offenisve line coach Mike Summers.
Feleipe Franks committed to Florida in November after the four-star quarterback decommitted from LSU a few days earlier.
Things happened quick for Kyle Trask. The signal caller didn't wait long after picking up the offer from the Gators, he was offered on July 25 and by the 26 he was already part of the Florida class.
Florida jumped into the mix for five-star running back last spring, and then it only took one month and one long conversation with Gators head coach Jim McElwain to seal the deal.
Dre Massey committed to East Carolina pretty early on in the process, but as soon as the Florida offer rolled in, the Gators were on top. In November Massey pulled the trigger and committed.
Freddie Swain committed to Florida in October days after his official visit. He also visited Miami and Tennessee, but decided the Swamp was his home.
Florida fans knew of Josh Hammond for years. He is the younger brother of former Gators and great Frankie Hammond, and it was no surprise when he decided to follow in his brother's footsteps.
Three-star offensive tackle Stone Forsythe picked up an offer from this childhood favorite, Florida in May and you can say the rest was history. He committed a few days later. He never wavered from where he stood with the Gators.
Four-star Jordan Smith committed to Florida in December, a couple of weeks before he early enrolled. The defensive end from Georgia was originally a South Carolina pledge, committing to the Gamecocks in the summer, but decided to part ways in the fall.
David Reese was a late addition in 2015. The four-star linebacker committed on December 18, choosing the Gators over other finalists: TCU, Nebraska and Texas.
Florida was kicker Eddy Pineiro's first offer, however, it would be a long road before he eventually landed with the Gators. One month after picking up his offer from the Gators, Alabama offered and he committed to the Crimson Tide. But Pinero had a change of hear and decommitted from 'Bama to commit to the Gators in December.