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Florida football recruiting: Four-star DT Lamar Goods commits to Gators

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The former Kentucky commit bolsters a formidable defensive line class.

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After some underwhelming classes in recent years, the Florida Gators need a haul on the defensive line in their 2020 recruiting class, especially in the middle.

And with summer just barely beginning, it seems like they’re going to get one, with former Kentucky commit Lamar Goods joining that contingent on Friday night.

Goods visited Florida last weekend as a Wildcat-to-be, then decommitted from Kentucky on Wednesday, putting the writing on the wall for him joining Florida’s flock in large font.

And while Goods hails from a region not known for churning out big-time football recruits — Connecticut — he is just that regardless, ranking as a four-star player in the 247Sports Composite.

You can see why on the highlight reel: While Goods is simply bigger, at around 6’4” and 300 pounds, than most of his competition, he uses that size advantage to impose his will at the line of scrimmage and also shows impressive pursuit skills for a defensive lineman.

Goods is Florida’s third four-star defensive tackle in the 2020 class, joining Sunshine Staters Gervon Dexter and Johnnie Brown, and is the Gators’ fourth defensive lineman overall, with defensive end Morven Joseph rounding out the crew.

Florida’s 2020 class remains a top-10 one, though it has slipped a bit to No. 8 thanks to recent commitments to other programs.