East No. 4 RB Iverson Clement dissects his Florida commitment

Mt. Holly (N.J.) Rancocas Valley running back Iverson Clement breaks down his Florida commitment.

Iverson Clement's dream school growing up was Ohio State, but the place he felt at home the most during his recruitment was Florida.

In fact, when the No. 27 running back in the 2018 class visited the Gainesville, Fla., campus a few weeks ago, it sealed his decision, which he just announced.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Clement committed to Florida, His other finalists were Ohio State, BaylorPenn State and Michigan State.

"I picked Florida because I've been down there multiple times, they were the second school to offer me," Clement said. "I can see myself developing there. They want me as much as I want them."


During the process, Clement was meticulous in looking at offenses, personnel and how he would be used in each program's plans.

"They have an offense I feel I can fit in to," Clement said. "I feel like I can fit in there and be a tremendous running back in the SEC."

Clement visited Florida last year, and since the visit the Gators were high on his list.

However, since that trip, the Gators changed running backs coaches, and Clement did not know much about Ja'Juan Seider. So a few weeks ago, when Clement's 7-on-7 team was busing to an event in Florida, the caravan stopped by so Clement could meet with Seider and speak to the coaches.

"It was the second or third time I was down there, and I wanted to look around a little bit," Clement said. "I wanted to get to know the coaches, the new running backs coach. That's what I did, and after that I felt like I was comfortable there. I'm going back in June."


What drew Clement to the Gators was a collection of elements, ranging from the competition to the coaching staff to the education.

When he made a trip to campus last spring -- again, it was a stop on his way to a 7-on-7 tournament in Florida -- it was clear the Gators stood out.

"It’s an honor to get to that kind of level of football," he said at the time.

When Clement broke down his five schools with his family and his inner circle, what stood out about Florida far out-weighed every other school.

"It's a good school, a good conference," Clement said. "The coaching staff is definitely cool. It was the second school to offer me. The relationship with the coaches is good and the program is one of a kind."

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