The Florida Gators 2013 football recruiting class grew substantially over the weekend. The Gators added three prospects to their commitment list, including the return of offensive lineman Roderick Johnson. Along with Johnson’s return to the good guys, the Gators brought aboard outside linebacker Matt Rolin and offensive lineman Roderick Johnson (pushing me even further behind when it comes to catching up on recruiting reports).
Matt Rolin–a 6’4″, 210-pound outside linebacker out of Ashburn, VA (Briar Woods)–was originally committed to South Carolina. He decommitted on Sunday, announcing the news via Twitter. Rolin stated that he had to do what was best for him. What was best came shortly after as he announced his intentions to become a Florida Gator. Rolin is a four-star prospect according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the nation’s No. 131 recruit overall and the No. 12 outside linebacker. (Update: Just one day after Rolin committed, the Gators lost outside linebacker Quinton Powell.)
Trenton Brown comes to the Gators from Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, GA). The massive—he’s listed at 6’8”, 350 pounds—Brown is projected to play offensive tackle at the collegiate level. Brown had previously informed Florida head coach Will Muschamp of his decision, but made his commitment public on Sunday. The offensive lineman will enroll in January and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. 247 ranks him as the nation’s No. 21 overall JUCO prospect and the No. 3 JUCO offensive tackle.
The Gators’ final commitment from Sunday is no stranger to those following Florida’s 2013 football recruiting class. Roderick Johnson first committed to the Gators on March 25. He continued to make visits and receive interest from several schools and on August 12 made the decision to reopen his recruitment. It all came full circle on Sunday when the 6’5”, 315-pound offensive tackle committed to the Gators once again. Less than two weeks ago, Johnson listed Florida and Florida State as his top two. We have to be happy the orange and blue won out once again.
With about two months left in the 2013 recruiting cycle, the Gators’ class stands at 23 commitments. Look for Florida to continue the momentum it current has. The Gators currently sit at No. 3 in 247’s team rankings, just behind USC and Alabama.