One common theme for Florida football under Billy Napier is its willingness to head up to Georgia to grab talent. Currently, four of Florida’s 2024 commits hail from The Peach State.
And since it’s already time to plant the seeds for the 2026 class, Napier and crew have offered one of the emerging running backs from the outskirts of Atlanta.
Florida Football: Catch me if you can
Amari Latimer is a class of 2026 running back from Tyrone, GA (about 30 minutes from Atlanta). Listed at 6’0″ and 200 pounds, Latimer doesn’t have a star rating yet because the major recruiting services haven’t dug deep into their 2026 ratings.
Latimer is a straight-line, no-nonsense runner who doesn’t waste time getting to the hole. And once he emerges from the hole, he does so with such a burst that opposing defenses wouldn’t get him down even if it were flag football.
The interesting thing about his running style is that he doesn’t seek out contact, mainly because he doesn’t have to. But when opposing defenses do try to wrap up and actually get their hands on Latimer, it isn’t uncommon for it to take three or more players to drag him down.
In addition to Florida football, Latimer has offers from Georgia, UCF, Indiana, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Miami, among others.
As with any 2026 prospect, there is still a long way to go in Latimer’s recruitment. But keeping in mind that time moves faster than one thinks, and Montrell Johnson, Trevor Etienne, and even Treyaun Webb could all be gone by 2026, it never hurts to keep an eye on the future.