WR John Dunmore is the third 2019 pledge in the last 24 hours for the Gators. He discusses his decision with FightinGators.com

The commitments keep on rolling for the Gators in the 2019 class. John Dunmore made the decision to commit to Florida on Saturday morning to become Jim McElwain's third 2019 commitment in the last 24 hours. The American Heritage standout discusses his decision with FightinGators.com

"It was just crazy," said John Dunmore minutes after committing to Florida on Saturday morning. "It's a feeling. My family is happy. My dream became a reality."

The 2019 wide receiver from South Florida made his decision to pledge to the Gators after seeing the team in action in the Orange and Blue Debut spring game on Friday night. Although, Dunmore was close to making the decision soon after the game, he decided to sleep on it one more night. 

"I slept on it for like a month actually," he joked. "I had to make sure it was the right thing for me and my family also. They treat me like family there. I felt special. It's also close to home so it is even better."  

When Dunmore woke up on Saturday morning, there was only one thing left to do, call UF head coach Jim McElwain.

"He asked me 'really?'..But he was happy. He loved me being part of the Gators."


According to the American Heritage standout, the decision became clearer as soon as he stepped into The Swamp. 

"It feels like home," said Dumore about his decision to pledge to the Gators. "There is no better place. Great place to be for football and academically. They were already on top and the spring game just made it better."

The first team offense's performance in the game was certainly a factor in his decision. 

"Oh my God, the receivers had so many receptions it was crazy,"he added. "That was all I really needed to see - like how the receivers create space; how the receivers run their routes. I'm actually really good friends with some of the receivers and they tell me great things. They also have a great quarterback to get me the ball, so thats all I really needed to see."

With his near 6-foot-3 frame, the wide out would be already Florida's second tallest receiver on the Gators roster. Watching the game on Friday helped Dumore gain confidence in the staff and in their potential into developing him further. 

"I know the receivers coach [Kerry Dixon] is going to take me far," added Dunmore. "He is going to be working with me just like he did with the other receivers."

Dunmore admits that Florida has been a top school for the last month. One of the main factors in UF's move to the top of the list was McElwain's addition of Ja'Juan Seider to the staff. Seider was Dunmore's main recruiter while he coached at West Virginia, and they have both have known each other since Dunmore's freshman year. 

"He has always been there for me," he said about Seider. "It's not even about football. Academic-wise they will take me far in life."

He chose Florida over West Virginia and Syracuse, the two schools he tells FightinGators.com he was also high on. He is set to visit UCF for junior day and will also visit Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Florida State and Tennessee. 

Dunmore is McElwain's third 2019 pledge in the last 24 hours, fourth commitment overall. He joins Tyrique Stevenson and Jashon Watkins as the latest prospects to pull the trigger in the 2019 class. 


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