The Mac train continues to roll as the Florida Gators picked up commitment number 25 on Friday when linebacker David Reese (6-1, 235, Farmington, MI High) choose the Gators over Nebraska and Texas.
“My relationship with Coach [Randy] Shannon was a big reason, “Reese said on why he committed. “Florida has the best defense in the nation right now.”
Reese who was a long time Michigan Wolverines commit decomitted from Michigan because he wanted to early enroll and the Wolverines did not have room for anymore early enrollees this year.
When Reese realized he wasn’t going to be able to early enroll at Michigan he set up several official visits including ones to Florida, Nebraska, Texas and TCU with his visit to Gainesville coming for the Florida State game in November.
Reese who called Florida Gators linebacker coach Randy Shannon a “legend” enjoyed his official visit to Florida and loved hearing that he could play early at Florida.
“I see a lot of early playing time and Coach Shannon told me that I have the chance to compete at Florida,” he said. “He said that Florida isn’t the place for you if you aren’t ready to play or if you want to wait to play in games. I really liked hearing that I have the opportunity to play early.”
The Florida Gators have got to be excited to have Reese commit as not only does he fill a position of need but he also is going to be able to go through spring practice, which should allow him to be ready to contribute as a freshman.
Florida will most likely need Reese to contribute next year as the Gators will only return Jarrad David, Alex Anzalone and Daniel McMillian as middle linebackers with the loss of Antonio Morrison to graduation.
Reese is the third linebacker to commit to Florida joining Vosean Joseph and Jeremiah Moon in the class but don’t expect the Gators to stop here as they still have several more linebackers as top targets in the class.