Florida football is pulling out all the stops to assemble an elite recruiting class in the 2024 cycle. With two five stars already committed in DJ Lagway and Myles Graham, Billy Napier is aiming high to turn the Gators into a national threat on the trail again.
One thing that great recruiters have in common is that they go after recruits that are already committed to strengthen their class rather than giving up on them. That’s what Napier is doing right now.
Earlier today, the Gators extended an offer to 4-star Texas A&M commit Dealyn Evans.
247 Sports has Evans ranked as the 70th-best player in the country, and a top-ten DL in his class. He deserved every bit of respect that he’s getting in the rankings.
All that his film shows is him barrelling through offensive linemen and blowing guys up in the backfield. It doesn’t seem like there’s anybody in the state of Texas that can contain him one on one.
In his junior season, he totaled 58 tackles and eight TFLs, to go along with four sacks, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble, recovery, and touchdown all in one play.
Evans is the type of monster that Napier and the Gators need in the trenches. If you’re going to stop the run in the SEC you better have some big and strong bodies to do it.
Dealyn can be one of those guys for Florida.
Plus, a recruiting win over Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies would be a big one that Napier could boast about on the trail. A&M’s NIL prowess is better than UF’s to this point, so a flipped commitment would show that the Gators’ program is that much better than the one down in College Station.
Not to mention that landing more talent out of Texas would do wonders for the Gators’ national brand. They’ve already got Lagway, are working on Xavier Filsaime, and now have an offer out for Evans.
Napier is just getting started, folks. Buckle up.
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