Saturday brought more good news for the Florida Gators. Tampa, FL (Hillsborough) defensive end Jordan Sherit committed, giving the Gators a 2013 recruiting class* of 20 strong more than one month before the 2012 college football season even begins.
“It’s just a beautiful place. In my opinion, it’s one of the top universities in the country. Athletically and academically, there’s a great combination there.” – Jordan Sherit, 2013 Defensive End
Not only does Sherit become the 20th member of Florida’s 2013 class, he becomes the third commitment in three days and the fourth defensive lineman. If the 2012 and 2013 classes are any indication of what head coach Will Muschamp is looking for, defensive line will be vital to the Gators’ future.
The 6’5″, 234-pound Sherit is regarded as a strongside defensive end and considered a four-star recruit. Rivals puts him in their top 100 at No. 94 overall. 247 isn’t as high on Sherit and actually lists him as a weakside DE, but still places him in their top 247 at No. 217.
Sherit has long had Florida in the lead and may believed it was only a matter of time before he would commit. The addition of multiple defensive ends – Joey Ivie and Antonio Riles – to the class didn’t deter him from going with his top choice.
With each passing day, the Gators look closer and closer to putting the final touches on this class.
*Yes, that list needs to be updated.