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Florida football recruiting: David Reese commits to Gators, adds physicality at LB

Florida's adding more bulk to its thin LB group.


Florida still needs linebackers in the 2016 recruiting cycle to buttress its thin corps of players at the position. So Friday's news — Florida landing 2016 linebacker David Reese — is welcome.

The Michigan native out of Farmington High School decommitted from Louisville back in April, then later committing to the University of Michigan. After learning of not being able to early enroll as a Wolverine, he then decommitted yet again earlier this December. Reese tweeted on Wednesday that he would be deciding between his top four schools — TCU, Florida, Texas, and Nebraska — on Friday in his high school auditorium.

That he did, choosing Florida via a Bleacher Report video stream. Subsequently, Florida's Jim McElwain made it official on the Gators' end with his #ChompChomp tweet.

The three-star linebacker is the No. 15 inside linebacker in the 2016 recruiting class per the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 12 recruit from the state of Michigan. Not only is McElwain excited, but the rest of the Gator Nation should be as well: Reese looks like a hard-hitting, physical player in his highlights.