GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s offense was shutout in its humbling 27-2 loss to Florida State, so the Gators went out and secured some future help.
UF continued its recent momentum on the recruiting trail over the weekend, adding three verbal commits headlined by four-star quarterback Felipe Franks.
It's great to be a Florida Gator! #Committed 🐊— Feleipe Franks (@18franks) November 30, 2015
Franks (Wakulla High) decommited from LSU last week and has long been rumored to flip to Florida. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect is the No. 5 quarterback recruit in the country. With Florida’s issues and uncertainty at the position next season, securing Franks, an early enrollee, was a must for Jim McElwain & Co.
Meanwhile, the Gators also added a playmaker and someone to protect their future quarterback.
Junior college athelte Dre Massey, a four-star prospect from Holmes C.C. in Mississippi, committed to Florida following his official visit over the weekend.
Sorry for the wait!! Blessed to commit to the University Of Florida!! Go Gators!! pic.twitter.com/gDqvX5Cviu— Drè Massey1⃣ (@D1Masseyy) November 29, 2015
Later, the Gators added mammoth three-star offensive guard Jawaan Taylor (Cocoa), who flipped from Miami on Sunday night. Taylor, a 6-5, 330-pounder, is teammates with UF commit Chauncey Gardner.
Finally, Florida’s class did take a hit with the decommitment of Pasco cornerback Jayvaughn Myers. The three-star athlete is considered a bit of a project, but he is also the half-brother of five-star receiver Nate Craig-Myers -- a key UF target.
This is a huge decision in my life for the next 3-4 years. I just want to make sure I'm making the right choice🙏 pic.twitter.com/Yo1EUmD6Iy— Jayvaughn myers (@jayvaughn_myers) November 30, 2015
Craig-Myers (Tampa Catholic) is rumored to be a Florida lean, but his half-brother’s decommitment could potentially throw a wrench in his recruitment. We’ll see.
The Gators’ 2016 class now has 25 commits and is ranked No. 10 nationally by 247Sports.
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