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Florida football recruiting: "Georgia's hottest prospect" Chris Williamson commits to Gators

One of the true sleepers of the 2015 recruiting class is joining Florida's fold.

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Florida capped off a fantastic Monday of recruiting with a final commitment on Monday night: Gainesville, Georgia cornerback Chris Williamson committed to the Gators on a Fox Sports South recruiting special.

Williamson wasn't a hot commodity until very late in the recruiting cycle, but a showy performance for his team in the Georgia state playoffs and the great highlight tape below made him "the state's hottest prospect" in the eyes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Michael Carvell.

And though Williamson entertained a slew of offers — in January, he was offered by Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Florida, Notre Dame, Georgia, Michigan, and Auburn — he eventually took his final official visit to the better Gainesville last weekend, which likely sealed the deal for the Gators.

At 6'1" and 190 pounds, Williamson has very good size to play corner in a new and more physical era of secondary play, but he's also got the wheels to hang with receivers, and could be quite good down the road despite being only a consensus three-star prospect today. But Florida's loaded secondary — which should start a four- or five-star player at every position in 2015, and could possibly do the same in 2016 — will allow Williamson plenty of time to grow and learn.

Williamson's commitment gives Florida 16 in the Class of 2015, and finishes a day that has boosted the Gators more than 20 spots in the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

Not bad for a Monday.