The Florida Gators' 2014 recruiting class doesn't look quite the same as it did just a week ago. Much has changed in terms of commitments and offers, and this is our best swing at trying and fill you in.
The bad news first: Chris Lammons decommitted from Florida late Thursday night. Lammons mentioned that Florida was not the best fit for him, and that he would continue the process until February. Wisconsin and South Carolina are rumored to be leading for the four-star corner from Plantation High School.
Update: Wide receiver Ermon Lane announced his decommitment from Florida late Friday. Lane is likely to follow Dalvin Cook in committing to Florida State.
But the week was mostly good to Florida fans, as the nation's No. 5 cornerback, Jalen Tabor, flipped his commitment from Arizona to Florida, early Thursday morning. Tabor's commitment gives Florida immediate depth at corner and could help sway long-time offensive tackle target Damian Prince — both he and Tabor are from the Washington, D.C. area, and are reportedly friends, though Prince told Rivals reporter Mike Farrell that Tabor's commitment won't affect him.
Early Friday morning, four-star athlete Brandon Powell confirmed the rumors that he'd be enrolling early at Florida after being committed to Miami since August. Powell is from Deerfield Beach, the same school that produced Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, and likely fills the void left by former Florida commit Dalvin Cook, who flipped his commitment to Florida State on New Year's Eve.
And Florida got a commitment from hard-hitting safety Deontai Williams to restart its 2015 class on Thursday.
Florida handed out two other notable offers this week, both to current Florida State commits. Four-star QB/athlete Treon Harris, who recently lead Booker T. Washington to back-to-back state titles, landed his offer Thursday, according to 247Sports. Though his size (he's under six feet) is criticized, Harris would provide much-needed depth and skill at the quarterback position. Three-star wide receiver C.J. Worton was also offered by the Gators late on Thursday. Both plan to visit Florida in the near future, with Worton taking a trip to Gainesville at the end of January and Harris coming to town on January 17.
And after flipping players on consecutive days in Tabor and Powell, who both joined former Louisville commit Kavaris Harkless on the #GatorFlipTrain, Florida's chances to eventually land four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley, who's currently committed to Penn State, are looking good. Holley, who chose Penn State over the Gators in December, has said publicly that he intends to reopen his recruitment following Bill O'Brien's departure, and that the Gators are a favorite heading into February. If Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, Sr. leaves State College with the likely hiring of Vanderbilt coach James Franklin to replace O'Brien, as his son has hinted at, Florida might even slide into the driver's seat for Holley.
With all that upheaval in the rear view, this is what I expect Florida's class to look like come National Signing Day:
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I think you can figure out who I have decommitting from Florida's class from that table.