Safety Jordan Castell has committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up their third commit in as many days on Saturday as they picked up a big in-state commitment.

Safety Jordan Castell (6-2, 195, Winter Garden, FL. West Orange) committed to Florida over Alabama and Auburn among many others on Saturday.

“For the next three to four years, I will be taking my talents to the University of Florida,” Castell said.

Castell took his official visit to Florida in June and during that visit, the safety was able to learn how the Gators will use him on defense.

“That’s why they’re on me heavy because they’re looking for guys that are versatile who can play corner, safety, and nickel,” he said on where the staff wants him to play. “Y’all might see me all over the place. I like it a lot, it shows how much of a dog I am. I can play whenever.”

The safety was also impressed during the visit with the Gators coaching staff including defensive backs coach Corey Raymond

“It was great, they’re great dudes,” Castell said in his talks with Toney and Raymond. “You know their history and what they did at their other programs. Especially Coach Raymond, DBU.”

Now that Castell has committed to the Gators, he’s the 15th commit of the Class of 2023 and the 13th commit from the state of Florida.

Castell joins defensive backs Shariff Denson and Aaron Gates as members of the defensive backs class of 2023 as the Gators are expected to add several more to the position group.



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.