Florida football: Gators trying to secure visit from UCLA commit in transfer portal

Florida is trying to flip a transfer DB from UCLA to add to their haul from the portal

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Florida football is finally starting to make some noise in the transfer portal, landing three commitments over the last two days.

Billy Napier knows that the trio he has committed isn't enough, and is still working on getting more guys on campus to bolster up his portal haul.

One guy the Gators are working on is Marcus Ratcliffe, a transfer safety from San Diego State who is currently committed to UCLA.

Ratcliffe is reportedly considering taking a visit to Gainesville, and Florida is trying to snatch him away from the Bruins and ass him to their class.

Florida football: Try to keep it rolling

While Napier didn't get a fast start in the transfer portal this year, it feels like we may get a rolling string of announcements in the coming days. It's the same way it went last season when the portal opened.

He has a chance to keep this newfound momentum rolling if he can get Ratcliffe on campus and get him to flip away from UCLA.

One of Ratcliffe's teammates from the Aztecs, Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, announced his commitment to the Gators our of the portal a few days ago. It's possible having Brandon on board could help Florida's chances with Marcus.

As a member of the 2023 recruiting class, Ratcliffe was ranked as the 956th-best player in the country and the 82nd-best safety.

His true freshman season was much more productive than what many would expect from a guy who was barely ranked in the top-1000 overall players.

He racked up 50 tackles, had a pass breakup, and an interception this season. He had a tackle in every game and was a consistent contributor despite his youth.

While Marcus wouldn't bring a great deal of experience to the Gators' secondary, he would provide solid depth as a proven player early on in his career.