Florida nabbed its 19th commitment in the 2016 recruiting class on Tuesday, with Pasco cornerback Jayvaughn Myers committing to the Gators via a tweet:
After a long process with my mom I'm very blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Florida pic.twitter.com/MAITsWFzNX— Jayvaughn myers (@jayvaughn_myers) August 4, 2015
Myers is rated as a consensus three-star player by the 247Sports Composite rankings, and has spent the spring impressing; it's possible that, despite already being among the nation's top 40 cornerbacks according to the Composite, he could still vault further.
Myers also has good size for the position, at about six feet and 180+ pounds. That should allow him to match up with most receivers in the SEC, so long as his quickness and speed can keep him with them, too.
But while Myers is a fine player in his own right, and becomes Florida's second highest-rated corner in a class that could include several — he slots in behind Chauncey Gardner — the intrigue of his commitment also lies in his ties to a fellow elite 2016 recruit. Namely, those ties are blood: Myers is the half-brother of wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers, considered among the nation's best at his position and a borderline five-star prospect, and there has been some speculation that both brothers would attend the same school.
For many months, that school had appeared to be Florida State, which was (and is, truly) thought to lead for Craig-Myers, and led the Crystal Ball predictions for Myers entering Tuesday. It will be interesting to see if Myers being committed to Florida has any effect on his highly-touted sibling.