The Florida Gators picked up their ninth commitment on Wednesday afternoon when they picked up an instate commitment.
2021 athlete Brashard Smith (5-9, 177, Miami, FL. Palmetto) committed to Florida over offers from Alabama, LSU and Miami.
“First off, I want to thank God for guiding me in the right direction and blessing me with the talent I have,” Smith tweeted. “I also want to thank my family, my coaches, and my teammates who helped me get to this point. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. With that being said I’m excited to announce that I’m committed to the University of Florida.”
Dan Mullen and Brian Johnson offered Smith back in June of 2019 after he was on campus and during that visit, the Gators told Smith how they would use him in the offense.
“They told me how they like that I can play running back and I can go at receiver and catch the ball,” he said on where Florida wants him to play. ”They say I will play multiple positions for them.
Smith is just one of many top prospects at Palmetto High School that the Gators and other programs are after.
Defensive lineman Leonard Taylor and Savion Collins and defensive backs Corey Collier and Jason Marshall are also top targets of the Gators and have been on campus multiple times with Smith this past year.
Smith is also the third prospect to commit to the 2021 class on the offensive side of the ball joining quarterback Carlos Del Rio and offensive lineman George Jackson who have been committed for several months now.