Jalen Wiggins still confident with Florida after OV

The Florida Gators hosted several top targets for the second straight weekend, including current Gators’ defensive line / edge commit Jalen Wiggins. The top 100 prospect spoke with Gator Country on Sunday to discuss where he’s at in his recruitment with a trip to Tallahassee coming up in a few short weeks.

“My commitment is still strong, I was just taking these three official visits to figure out where I am with it and evaluate those other schools and see where I am,” Wiggins said.

Stanford and Florida State look to be the two teams that have a shot at flipping the four-star edge rusher as of right now. Wiggins recently took his official visit to Stanford during the last week of May and has a trip to Tallahassee coming up on June 21st.

“I haven’t been to FSU yet and I just had the chance to go to Stanford last week for my first time. I’m really just trying to see what FSU has to offer,” Wiggins said on comparing Florida State and Stanford to Florida. “With me right now, I feel very confident with Florida right now honestly. For Florida State, I’m just not sure what it could take for that to happen.”

With the 2025 class ramping up, multiple prospects across the country are starting to form bonds with current players during visits, which is beginning to rub off on recruits.

“Honestly I’d say, just getting the chance to hang out with the players in general,” Wiggins said on his highlight from this weekend. “I know I’ve been out here and had the chance to talk to them from time to time, but this weekend, just getting the chance outside the facility and everything, just one-on-one time and seeing everything they do in their daily lives. I think that’s been a really good thing.”

The biggest prospect Wiggins is looking to flip is current Florida State commit and five-star offensive lineman Solomon Thomas. It’s still extremely early in the 2025 class, and the Gators aren’t backing down on the talented prospect.

“I’m trying to get Solomon Thomas, I know he’s over there at FSU, but we’ll see what we can do about him. I think Florida would be a good fit for him and I feel pretty confident in that as well. I feel like he really is enjoying the experience here, and he’s really having a good time.”

As of right now, things look good with the 6-4, 255-pound defensive lineman and I think the Gators did enough to hold their ground against Florida State when Wiggins makes the trip to his hometown school on the 21st. 

Gentry Hawk
Gentry Hawk is a student at the University of Florida studying sports journalism. He is a writer and reporter for GatorCountry. You can find most of his work on Twitter @gentryhawkgc, or right here on Gator country.