Florida Football Recruiting: Joshua Outlaw Decommits From Gators

April 7, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp during the second half of the Florida-Spring Game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Florida's imposing 2013 recruiting class keeps shrinking slowly. Ironically, though, with ESPN's Derek Tyson reporting that Joshua Outlaw says he has decommitted from Florida, it's the biggest players who are causing the shrinkage.

Outlaw, a 6'4", 290-pound guard from Lithonia, Georgia rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, had been committed to Florida since April 7, the day of the 2012 Orange and Blue Game. Outlaw had been wavering, however, reportedly keeping his options open this summer, and his decommitment doesn't come as a huge shock.

It does present a big problem to Will Muschamp and Tim Davis, however: After briefly having four offensive line commitments in the wake of Octavius Jackson's pledge, the Gators are down to two after Outlaw and Roderick Johnson chose to decommit. (Cameron Dillard is UF's other current commitment.)

Florida has offensive line talent ahead of the Class of 2013, in D.J. Humphries, Max Garcia, and Jessamen Dunker, but the line is a position of need every year in the SEC, and Florida can't afford years in which it only takes a couple of linemen. Laremy Tunsil leaning toward Georgia has been somewhat worrisome for Gators fans, too, and securing his commitment will only be seen as more critical now.

Are you worried about Outlaw's decommitment? Do you think Florida's in trouble on the offensive line going forward? Let us know in the comments.

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