As of Sunday night, the Florida Gators had landed eight recruits in six days.
Make that nine in seven with the Monday night commitment of Miami wide receiver Tyquan Thornton.
Thornton is a three-star wideout from national power Booker T. Washington — famously the alma mater of Antonio Callaway and Treon Harris — and a rangy, projectable player at 6’3” and around 185 pounds. Thornton was previously committed to Baylor, and had been seen as likely to decide between Florida and Miami as recently as this weekend.
But then Thornton came to Florida for Friday Night Lights, instead of staying in Miami for the Hurricanes’ Paradise recruiting weekend, and ... yeah, now he’s a Gator.
Thornton is a three-star per the 247Sports Composite, and the service’s No. 117 wide receiver, but his highlights make him look like a player who can do work in the air and fears no tackler in the open field, so his rating may not quite be an eternal condemnation.
Thornton is Florida’s seventh 2018 commitment in the last seven days, and adds to a remarkable spate of commitments landed on the recruiting trail that has boosted the Gators’ 2018 class from near No. 50 nationally to the low teens.
And it remains possible that there are yet more commitments to come in the next few days...