Florida football: Flipping a couple 2020 recruits

As Florida football approaches the back end of the 2019 season the 2020 recruits have all but found a home. That does not mean that as a coach or an organization stops recruiting.

If you’re Florida football (or any other college football program), now is certainly not the time to rest on your recruiting laurels.

In fact, it just means time to throw all you have at the very few that are still on a fence or might be persuaded. Just because a guy has committed does not mean he cannot de-commit and sign to another school.

I will introduce you two a couple of recruits that did just that.  These two guys changed their minds and came over to join the Gators! We welcome you to Gator Nation.

 Derek Wingo 6-2 210 lbs ST. Thomas Aquinas

At six-foot-two and 210 pounds out of St. Thomas Aquinas here in Florida. Wingo is one of the top-rated linebackers in the state.

He has the size and the speed to be an effective pass rusher and a cover guy. He uses his hands well as he penetrates the line. But the most impressive part of his game is the way he just lays people out.


One of the issues that have arisen this year on the defense has been the tackling. A guy like this doesn’t miss his man often. This will be a great help.

Wingo had committed to Penn State University and was headed that way. But through some great recruiting and other circumstances Wingo is headed our way.

 “I would like to thank Coach Franklin and the entire Penn State staff for giving me an opportunity, and I am thankful for all the relationships that have been built between friends and fans. At this time, I feel that I need to make the best decision for me and my family and recommit from Penn State University,” wrote Wingo. “Some people do not understand how hard it can be to make a college decision at such a young age, realizing that one choice will affect the rest of your life. With that being said I would like to officially shut down my recruitment and announce that I’m 100% committed to the University of Florida.”

The class of 2020 has been gaining strength all year. With all the talent it will be fun to see these men get better as they fight it out for that spot in a game. With guys like Wingo, our defense is in good hands for many years. once again welcome to Gator nation

Lamar Goods 6-4 300 lbs

A six-foot-four 300 pound defensive tackle from Oakdale, CT ST. Thomas. He is very big and fills the hole on the line beautiful.

He has the ability to just hold up the lineman until he sees where the back is going then sheds the blocker and makes the tackle. he seems to have control at all times and has the speed to catch a back from behind.

As you can see above he has all the moves and will be a great addition to the Gator D line.

Goods had originally signed with Kentucky but the coaching staff for Florida football can be persuading. In June of 2019, he then committed to the Florida Gators. Another job well done by the coaching staff and another flip under their belt.

These are but a couple of the great recruits that are coming into the University of Florida. When you get to have this type of talent walk into your program, it will succeed.  Welcome once again to Gator Nation Derek Wingo and Lamar Goods.

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No. 11 Florida football has a bye this week before hosting Florida State next Saturday.

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