Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators received good news on Friday morning as the Gators picked up their second commitment for the Class of 2015 when receiver Deondre Farrier (6-0, 173, Orlando, FL Lake Nona) committed to the Gators.
“We just got off of the phone with Coach Muschamp and Deondre committed to him,” Anthony Paradiso (Farrier’s coach) said. “Deondre and his mom went up to Florida’s junior day and felt at home. I think Deondre really wanted to stay in the state of Florida and felt that Florida was the place for him. Coach Joker Phillips and Coach Muschamp both did a great job of helping Deondre feel comfortable at Florida.”
Most Gator fans remember the high school Lake Nona from last year, as Florida signed receiver Ryan Sousa from the school in 2014 and that helped with Farrier.
“Deondre and Ryan are very close friends,” Paradiso said. “Having Ryan there definitely helped Florida land Deondre.”
Having Sousa at Florida wasn’t the only factor that swayed Farrier to commit so early, Kurt Roper and Florida’s new offensive scheme played a part as well.
“I think what Florida is trying to do with the offense there fits Deondre’s skill set really well,” Paradiso said. “Deondre is a kid that can play the slot receiver position and also move out wide to play the wideout position as well. Deondre is a guy that you want in the open field to make plays.”
Farrier joins safety Deontai Williams as the only members of the Class of 2015 recruiting class.