Florida 2013 signee Vernon Hargreaves III

Vernon Hargreaves III

School: Wharton

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 185 pounds

GC composite ranking: 4

Recruited by: Derek Lewis

Notable: Runs the 40 in 4.41 seconds. Committed to Florida on July 26, 2012, a day before Friday Night Lights. Considered the nation’s top defensive back and is ranked No. 2 nationally by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit. Played both offense and defense in high school. Recorded 110 total tackles and five interceptions in his senior season. Was named MVP of the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game with an interception, a pass deflection and five tackles, including several key stops in the open field. Father, Vernon Hargreaves II, has served as a college assistant coach. Chose Florida over Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, South Florida, among others.

Quotable: “I don’t really set expectations. Whatever happens, happens. Good, bad, or ugly, it doesn’t matter. I’m just going to do my best at whatever I do.” — Hargreaves III told GatorCountry.com.