Florida football recruiting: Amaris Williams trending to flip to SEC West

The Gators may be in danger of losing another one of their elite commits

Recruit Amaris Williams visits Ohio Stadium the day of the Ohio State, Michigan State football game
Recruit Amaris Williams visits Ohio Stadium the day of the Ohio State, Michigan State football game / Lori Schmidt / Columbus Dispatch / USA
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Florida football recruiting currently has the No. 5 class in the 2024 cycle, but they've slipped down a few spots recently with a handul of decommits.

Unfortunately for Billy Napier and the Gators, it seems like another one of their defensive commits is trending to flip out of the class.

Amaris Williams, a top-15 DL in the class who has been committed to the Gators since June of this year, has been trending toward Auburn recently, and now has an official On3 prediciton to flip to the Tigers from an Auburn insider.

Losing Williams would just be another domino to fall as Florida struggles to hold onto their 2024 haul, and would make the transfer portal even more important for the Gators this offseason.

Florida football recruiting: Stop the bleeding

The Gators have already lost a few of their defensive commits, like Wardell Mack and Jamonta Waller. Now there's lots of smoke that Xavier Filsaime may also be on his way out, and LJ McCray tweeted out a photo of an in-home visit with FSU rather than the commit graphic that the Gators sent out.

UPDATE: As this was being written McCray tweeted out the commit graphic. So no need to panic there.

So the Gators and Napier really need something to go their way in a hurry. Losing Amaris to the Tigers would add a lot of pressure to Billy as we head into the offseason.

The bottom line is that Billy is going to have to hold on to at least two of Williams, Filsaime, and McCray, or he's going to be in a lot of trouble.

This Gators' roster is in desperate need of young talent, and Napier seemed to have assembled a class that would help turn the program around.

If he can't get them to stick around, things are going to shift in a negative way quickly, and it may be hard to come back from.