After an excellent close to the first major period of recruiting for the 2018 recruiting cycle, the Florida Gators held just two pledges from unsigned prospects.
Make that one, after Wednesday’s decommitment of South Florida wideout Corey Gammage.
Gammage, a three-star prospect from Delray Beach, is ranked outside of the top 100 prospects in Florida and the top 100 wide receivers in the 2018 class nationally by 247Sports, and was seen as the low man in Florida’s promising wide receiver class even before Jim McElwain’s firing, when Louisiana star JaMarr Chase and Panhandle playmaker Jacob Copeland were Gators commits.
Now, with Chase out of the fold and seemingly headed elsewhere and Copeland decommitted from but still interested in the Gators, Florida has remade its wide receiver recruiting by landing two transfers — Van Jefferson from Ole Miss and Trevon Grimes from Ohio State — who have the talent (and in Jefferson’s case, experience) to play right away in Gainesville. And if Florida can manage to reel in Copeland again and add another premier wide receiver — like top-25 2018 wideouts Justyn Ross, Jalen Preston, and Justin Watkins, all of whom are on the Gators’ radar — it would seem unlikely that the Gators are likely to be seriously disadvantaged by not landing Gammage.
Gammage’s decommitment leaves Florida’s 2018 recruiting class with 14 commitments — 13 of them players who signed during the early signing period in December, and last commitment standing Richard Gouraige, whom the Gators hope to convince to stick with his pledge through National Signing Day in February.