The Florida Gators recruiting class picked up its 16th member of the class on Friday when cornerback Shawn Davis (5-11, 190, Miami, FL. Southridge) committed to Florida.
“I will be committing to the University of Florida,” Davis said in his commitment video.
Last month at Friday Night Lights, Davis admitted that he almost committed to Florida but decided to wait until Friday to make that decision. Davis revealed in July that these things were the important to him.
“The style of play, the relationship with the coaches and things they’re telling me,” Davis said of why he was picking the school. “And like the school in like itself, like the academics and stuff,”
Davis, who has been considered a heavy lean to Florida for most of the spring and summer, likes what the Gators have to offer on defense.
“There’s a lot of top defensive backs that came out of this defense and went to the NFL,” he said of Florida. “I really like that. They play very aggressive. They hit hard and they know how to cover.”
The Southridge prospect is the third cornerback to commit to Florida in what looks to be a big class at the position, but Davis isn’t worried about that. Davis and defensive backs coach Torrian Gray have discussed the big need for defensive backs.
““He’s [Torrian Gray] telling me like don’t be afraid to come in and work hard,” he said. “Being a freshman, he wants us to like come in and work hard and start as a freshman and get some playing time.”
Davis is the second prospect from Southridge to join the Gators class, tight end commit Kemore Gamble committed to Florida back in the spring.
The Gators are still recruiting several other defensive backs to join Davis, Marco Wilson and Elijah Blades in this class of 2017. Some of those names are Devon Hunter and Brad Stewart at safety, Shaun Wade, C.J. Henderson and Ambry Thomas.
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