The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its sixth member on Thursday when the coaching staff added a big time running back.
Running back Iverson Clement (6-0, 190, Mount Holly, NJ. Rancocas Valley) announced his commitment to Florida on Thursday.
“I’m blessed to be in this situation but with that being said, I’m 100 percent committed to the University of Florida,” Clement tweeted
Clement is the first running back to commit to the class as Gators running backs coach JaJuan Seider is looking to take two backs this year.
The New Jersey native visited Florida this spring for the second time after he visited Gainesville last year.
This visit was different though because Clement was able to connect with Seider who had been recruiting him at West Virginia.
“As soon as he got hired, he messaged me and told me he wanted me at Florida,” Clement said. “He told me that I needed to get down there and visit him so I did. It was a good visit and like Coach Seider. We have a good relationship.”
As a junior Clement ran for 1,430 yards and scored 19 touchdowns while rushing for over 100 yards seven times.
Clement also touchdowns through the air and a receiving touchdown as the running back played multiple positions for Rancocas Valley.
After putting up those kind of numbers, it’s no surprise that Clement was named Offensive Player of the year for his area and was named to the All-South Jersey offensive team for 2016.
With Clement’s commitment, the Gators now have six commits with four of those being on the offensive side of the ball.
The Gators have always planned to take two running backs in this class due to the potential of Jordan Scarlett leaving and Mark Thompson is graduating after the 2017 football season.
Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for much more on Clement’s commitment to the Gators and for all of your recruiting news.