Florida football recruiting has already secured several of their high-priority defensive targets in the 2024 cycle.
But Billy Napier and his staff aren’t done yet. They just made the final four for an elite corner out of Louisiana, Wardell Mack.
Mack is a four-star corner and is one of the top 100 players in the country according to On3’s Industry Ranking.
The other schools on his list are Texas, Florida State, and LSU.
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Louisiana always produces some of the best high school talent in the country, and the Gators are looking to get in on it.
Mack is rated as the 71st-best player in the country, the 7th-best corner, and the second-best player coming out of Louisiana.
Wardell is a two-way player for John Ehret and excels on both sides of the ball. As a receiver, he has great athleticism and a good understanding of how to get open.
He’s able to shake his way past the corner across from him, and his natural speed is enough to get him enough separation to make a big play.
But defensively, where the Gators are recruiting him, he may be even better.
Mack is physical at the line of scrimmage and isn’t afraid to throw a jab at the wideout off the snap. He’s very aggressive to the ball and has great closing speed to put himself in position to make a play.
At 6’1”-170, he has good length to make plays in the secondary, and will probably put on a few more pounds once he gets to college.
The current leader for Mack on On3’s RPM is his home-state LSU Tigers, with a 78.5% chance to land him, and Texas is in second at 18.9%.
The Gators are currently in fourth place, with a <1% chance as of right now. But as I’ve said a hundred times, don’t count out Napier and the Gators.
They’ve already hosted him for an OV on June 16th, and won’t be letting up for the rest of his recruitment.