Florida Football Recruiting: Jadan Baugh is a shifty freight train


Florida football is in need of a running back or two after Trevor Etienne opted to hit the transfer portal upon the conclusion of the 2023 season.

His departure has opened the door for Billy Napier and his staff to circle back to an early target from the class of 2024.

Florida Football: One man show

When we last checked in on Jadan Baugh back in May, we noted that he was a do-it-all athlete.

At the time, we said:

"At his best, Baugh is a master at getting out of tight spaces and is a nightmare for opposing defenses to bring down. He’s not a QB that runs in a power set compared to Kahnen Daniels; more so, he’s a player that Coumbia High moves all around the field to find creative ways to get him the ball and let him do his thing."

Not much changed during Baugh's senior season with Columbia.

Being recruited as a running back, Baugh is listed at 6'1\" and 215 pounds. He is not a burner, with a 100-meter dash time of 11.35 seconds, but no one could catch him during the 2023 season.

Whether he ran up the gut or bounced to the outside, on film Baugh rarely had to use his power to shed tackles because he was elusive enough that opposing defenders never touched him.

As a slot receiver, Baugh had some impressive corner catches, showcasing hands better than some other four-star receivers we have reviewed.

His entire senior year Hudl film can be found here.

Baugh committed to Arkansas in May, but Florida football is making one final push to flip the Georgia native. Baugh was on campus this past weekend and told Cam Parker of All Gators Fan Nation, "I'm very much wanted here."

Early signing day is around the corner, and Napier is hoping for some good news as he fights to keep the Gators in the top five for the class of 2024.

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