Defensive back Sharif Denson commits to Florida over Texas A&M & others

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment from in-state prospect who has ties to the Gators on Monday.

Defensive back Sharif Denson (5-11, 170, Jacksonville, FL. Bartram Trail) committed to Florida over Florida State, South Carolina, and Texas A&M.

“Committed, this how I’m feeling,” Denson posted on his Instagram. “#GoGators.”

Denson who has visited Gainesville several times as of late is from a family that’s full of Gators as both of his parents went to Florida.

The defensive back also liked how the Gators have recruited his high school and he has a friend on the team.

“The closeness to home for sure,” Denson said on what he likes about Florida. “Just the DBU feel and Vez [Trevez Johnson] is here, we went to Bartram [High School] together. He’s like a big brother to me.”

Denson is the first defensive back commit in the Class of 2023 for the Gators and is the ninth commit in the class that now features eight in-state prospects in the class.


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.