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Gators rise up recruiting rankings with latest 4-star commit

The Florida Gators opened the day ranked No. 21 overall in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. With the addition of Belleview (Fla.) North Marion four-star offensive tackle Michael Tarquin on Monday evening the Gators continue their jump up the rankings moving all the way up to No. 19 in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. On Florida’s move up the rankings, the Gators jumped over the N.C. State Wolfpack and Purdue Boilermakers.

Florida now has 18 players currently committed in the 2019 recruiting class. Those pledges include Forest (Miss.) four-star linebacker Diwun Black, Auburn (Al.) four-star linebacker Mohamoud Diabate, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Mountain View four-star defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries, Madison (Al.) Bob Jones four-star cornerback Jaydon Hill, Roswell (Ga.) four-star linebacker Tyron Hopper, Richmond (Va.) Henrico four-star dual-threat quarterback Jalon Jones, Fort Washington (MD) National Christian Academy four-star offensive tackle William Harrod, Miami (Fla.) Doral Academy four-star offensive tackle Wardrick Wilson, Opa Locka (Fla.) Carol City four-star running back Nay’Quan Wright, New Orleans (LA) Warren Eason cornerback Chester Kimbrough, Buford (Ga.) three-star offensive guard Riley Simonds, Clewiston (Fla.) three-star wide receiver Ja’Markis Weston, Clearwater (Fla.) Superior Collegiate Academy three-star offensive tackle Ethan White, Mount Dora (Fla.) Christian Academy three-star linebacker Jesiah Pierre, Gainesville (Fla.) Buchholz three-star safety Trent Whittemore, Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood three-star offensive guard Kingsley Ekuakun, Deland (Fla.) three-star wide receiver Dionte Marks and the aforementioned Tarquin.

In the Southeastern Conference, Florida’s 2019 recruiting class now ranked No. 9 overall. The SEC programs ranked ahead of the Florida Gators currently are the Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 1 in the country, Texas A&M Aggies at No. 2, Georgia Bulldogs at No. 3, LSU Tigers at No. 4, The Auburn Tigers at No. 11, Tennessee Volunteers at No. 15, Arkansas Razorbacks and No. 16, and Ole Miss Rebels at No. 18. 

Florida’s current average grade per commit sits at 89.46. The Florida Gators still have plenty of upward mobility in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings withmore spots to fill in the class. The Gators look to be in good position to add several more blue-chip recruits to their 2019 recruiting class. Florida leads North Palm Beach (Fla.) The Benjamin School four-star cornerback Kaiir Elam, Lakeland (Fla.) four-star tight end Keon Zipperer, Lakeland (Fla.) four-star offensive guard Deyavie Hammond, and Lakeland (Fla.) four-star defensive end Lloyd Summerall. The Gators are also in the mix to land four-star cornerback Chris Steele, four-star defensive end Derick Hunter, and three-star defensive end Brandon Dorlus. 

The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Tarquin as the Nation’s No. 284 overall prospect in the 2019 recruiting class.

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