The Florida Gators picked up commitment number 13 on Wednesday night and it was a big pick-up for the defensive side of the ball.
Outside linebacker Mohamoud Diabate (6-3, 215, Auburn, AL. High) committed to Florida over Alabama, Auburn, LSU and others on Wednesday
Diabate last visited Florida for Friday Night Lights and it was during that visit that the linebacker said he was reassured about what the Gators are all about.
“It was just reassuring of the first visit,” he said on what he got to see the second time that he didn’t last time he was in town. “Overall it just reassured me of what I thought and believed before about Florida being a great university.”
The linebacker has been a top target for the Gators since they offered because of his unique ability to not only play in coverage but also get after the passer.
While on campus for Friday Night Lights, Diabate says he was told the plan for how the Gators want to use him from two of Florida’s assistant coaches.
“Coach Sal [Sunseri] and Coach [Todd] Grantham are the two guys I talked to mainly,” Diabate said of the coaches he spoke to on Friday. “They just basically said that I could fit into their scheme and play early in my career and have an impact on their defense at the rush defensive end spot.”
Diabate is the fourth linebacker in the class joining Diwun Black, Tyron Hopper and outside linebacker Jesiah Pierre as members of the 2019 class.
Now that Diabate has committed, he will focus on graduating early as the linebacker wants to be an early enrollee so he can participate in spring practice in hopes of getting on the field as a freshman.