Florida football recruiting saw a couple of their elite commits flip out of their 2024 class over the past week or two, and have lost some steam on the recruiting trail.
Billy Napier and the Gators may be waking up again however, as they’re starting to make a move on one of Texas A&M’s best defensive commits.
Dealyn Evans, out of Longview, Texas, has been committed to the Aggies since July of last year, but the Gators have always been a player in his recruitment.
Now, with Jimbo out and the Gators looking for some new faces to add to their class, the smoke of Evans to Gainesville is picking up again.
Florida football recruiting: Right back in the race
After summer, the momentum that Florida seemed to have with Evans went away, and it felt more and more like he was solid to Texas A&M.
With Fisher gone, we can expect a good bit of the Aggies’ roster to consider transferring, and a chunk of their recruiting class to ponder flipping.
Dealyn may be one of those guys thinking about changing his commitment. It came out earlier today that Evans will be making a trip to The Swamp this weekend for their matchup with Florida State, which will mark his third trip to Gainesville.
Evans is ranked as the 67th-best player in the country, the ninth-best DL in the class, and the 11th-best player coming out of Texas per On3’s Industry Ranking. He would be a high-level guy to add to a DL class of LJ McCray, Amaris Williams, and Kendall Jackson, as well as do a solid job of replacing Nasir Johnson.
Napier knows that he needs to add a couple of high-profile players to the class after losing a handful of guys. Flipping Dealyn would go a long way toward reinstalling confidence in this Gators’ class.