Florida football making moves on elite linebacker Tavion Wallace

The Gators are looking to go up to Georgia and snag one of 2025's premier defenders

Florida football is trying to make a push to lock down one of the best recruiting classes in the country in the 2025 cycle.

To do that, they'll need to be able to invade their neighboring SEC states and take some of their top talent away from those in-state schools.

One player they're trying to snatch from Georgia is Tavion Wallace, a 4-star LB out of Jesup, Georgia.

Tavion is rated as one of the best linebackers in 2025, and the Gators have recently made some moves that could bump them up in his recruitment.

Florida football: Familiarity helps

After a visit to Gainesville, Wallace told Corey Bender of On3, "Growing up as a kid and watching them all the time, it was a dream to finally be able to go."

Tavion said this after he took a visit to The Swamp last weekend. Having that familiarity with a program from his youth could help the Gators out as his recruitment continues.

Wallace is rated as the 46th-best player in the country, the No. 5 linebacker in the class, and the No. 9 player coming out of Georgia per On3's Industry Ranking. He's as high as No. 25 overall and the No. 2 LB on On3.

In his junior season, Wallace totaled 58 tackles and 4 TFLs, to go along with 1.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble.

Right now, On3's RPM gives Florida State a big advantage in Tavion's recruitment with a 93.6% chance to land him at the end of the cycle. Florida is in second place ahead of South Carolina and Georgia.

With lots of time to go in his recruitment, we could still see any school rise up to the top and get his signature. Hopefully, the Gators continue to make the right moves as time goes on.