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National Signing Day 2018: WR Justin Watkins signs with Florida Gators

A Florida commit makes it official.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators’ commit Justin Watkins signed with Florida Wednesday morning, reaffirming his commitment to the Gators on National Signing Day.

Dan Mullen’s official Twitter account announced the addition of Watkins to the class.

The 5’11”, 172-pound commit from Clermont pledged to the Gators last month while officially visiting UF. You can view the athletic pass catcher’s highlights here, or the selected ones below in Florida’s official tweet.

Watkins gathered more than 20 offers during his recruiting process, from such schools as Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and Texas. Florida made him a priority in December and January under Mullen after never fully pursuing him under Jim McElwain, and that effort and attention turned into a commitmnet from the talented athlete.

Watkins is the first wide receiver commit to officially sign onto Florida’s 2018 class. He’s the 14th signee of the 2018 class, including the Gators’ 13 early signing period signees, and the first player to sign on National Signing Day.