Florida football 2024 recruiting class: Meet UF’s signees

The Florida football roster will undergo more significant transition entering the 2024 season.

The Florida Gators, coming off a 5-7 season in year two under head coach Billy Napier, has signed a 2024 class that includes 19 high school players and 11 transfers. The 30 new scholarship players account for a turnover of 35.3 percent on UF’s 85-man scholarship roster.

UF’s 2024 high school class, ranked as high as third nationally last September, currently stands at 14th nationally, per 247Sports composite. Eight blue-chip prospects — including four ranked among the top 100 in the 247Sports Composite — decommitted from the Florida from September to early National Signing Day in December.

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Some of it had to do with UF’s five-game losing streak to close the 2023 season, while others left because Florida fired secondary coach Corey Raymond and defensive line coach Sean Spencer in early December. Five-star safety Xavier Filsaime, for example, told The Athletic that UF’s decision to fire Raymond played a factor in his decision to flip from the Gators to Texas.

What remains is a solid if not spectacular class that includes seven Top 200 national recruits, led by five-star quarterback and Gatorade National Player of the Year D.J. Lagway and five-star edge rusher L.J. McCray.

Here’s a look at UF’s 2024 signees:

High School/JUCO

QB D.J. Lagway

Hometown / School: Willis, Texas; Willis HS

Vitals: 6-2, 225 pounds

247Sports Composite: five stars; national ranking: No. 3; position ranking: No. 1

The Skinny: MaxPreps National player of the year, Willis passed for 4,631 yards and 58 TDs while rushing for 975 yards and 15 more rushing…
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Author : The Gainesville Sun

Publish date : 2024-02-07 09:03:41

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