Tabor flips to Florida

Stop if you’ve heard this line before: Will Muschamp has flipped a top recruit at the last minute and convinced him to enroll at Florida.

This time, it’s cornerback Jalen Tabor (6-1, 186, Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate) who has flipped his commitment from Arizona to Florida and will enroll in Gainesville on Monday.

“I’m going to Florida,” Tabor told Gator Country via text. “It’s official.”

Tabor announced last Thursday at the Under Armour All-American game that he was attending Arizona where his good friend Jonathan Haden was going but a last minute change happened.

Florida lost cornerback Marcus Roberson last Friday to the NFL draft. When that happened, the need for Tabor went up as well as his chance for early playing in Gainesville which is something very important to him.

Tabor has made no secret in the past that Florida was a school he liked a lot because his idol, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is a former Gator himself.

Tabor becomes the 20th commitment in the Class of 2014 and joins Duke Dawson, Quincy Wilson, JC Jackson and Chris Lammons as cornerbacks in the class.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.


  1. I wondered why Roberson waited until after under armor game to declare. It was pretty common knowledge that if Marcus entered the draft, Tabor was coming to Gainesville. As soon as I heard he declared I wondered if Tabor had time to changes his mind & come to Florida guess I got my answer. I understand the thought process, but wish the kid had enough confidence in his ability to think if he’s that good that maybe he could compete for starting job even if Roberson was still there. It didn’t stop his idol Joe Haden To beat everyone ahead of him out. Like VHIII did last year & Haden & janoris did before him. Still very glad you r a Gator welcome to Gville Jalen glad you. Made the right choice
    Keep on flipping them Champ.