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National Signing Day 2016: Texas receiver Tyrie Cleveland commits to Florida

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Florida lands an elite wide receiver.

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Houston wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland committed to Florida on National Signing Day 2016 in an announcement at his high school, flipping to the Gators from Houston and choosing them over Arkansas and TCU.

Cleveland is a well-rounded, sure-handed wideout, rated the No. 33 player and No. 2 wide receiver in the 2016 recruiting class by the 247Sports Composite rankings. Florida had been pursuing the Jacksonville native who grew up a Gators fan approximately from Jim McElwain's hiring.

His highlight reel? It's drool-worthy, beginning with a jaw-dropping catch-and-run and only getting more impressive from there.

Cleveland also brings Florida's crop of wide receivers in the 2016 class to five. He'll join early enrollees Josh Hammond, Dre Massey, and Freddie Swain in the summer, and he's coming in along with Jacksonville native and friend Rick Wells, who reaffirmed his commitment to Florida on Wednesday.

Cleveland's commitment brings Florida to 26 for the 2016 recruiting cycle, and could keep the Gators within the national top 10 for classes even if other things break against them for the rest of the day.