Florida football: Gators likely to get involved with former target released from his LOI

Florida was one of the finalists for D'antre Robinson as a recruit, and could get involved yet again now that he's back on the market

Nov 11, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier looks at the
Nov 11, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier looks at the / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Florida football has had its fair share of misses on the recruiting trail over the past few years, losing out on some legitimate talent that the Gators wanted to use to rebuild their roster.

Luckily for Billy Napier, he's coaching in an era where no player is really all-in with the schools that they pick over the Gators, and could be free at any point.

D'antre Robinson, a 4-star DL in the 2024 class, is the latest example. After signing with Texas over Florida, Robinson has now been released from his LOI and is back on the market.

As a priority in-state target. D'antre can expect to hear from the Gators as he enters another stage of recruitment.

Florida football: Don't miss twice

Robinson played his high school ball in Orlando and was a top target for Florida throughout the 2024 cycle. While they couldn't seal the deal the first time through, he's the type of player worth taking another shot at.

Robinson was rated as the 28th-best DL in the country per On3's Industry Ranking, as well as the 273rd-overall player and the 35th-best player coming out of Florida.

In his senior season, D'antre totaled 79 tackles, including 10 TFLs and 10 sacks, to go along with a forced fumble and an interception.

At 6'4''-315, Robinson already has SEC size before he even steps foot on the practice field. As he continues to develop his technique and adjust to college football, he can be a serious problem for opposing offenses.

While the Gators will certainly have competition for Robinson's commitment, Florida will be one of the top teams for D'antre as he looks for a new school.