Florida football recruiting: Gators offer Auburn commit, top-15 DL in 2025

Florida is looking to poach Antonio Coleman from the Auburn Tigers

ESPN announcer Kirk Herbstreit talks with Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier while Herbstreit
ESPN announcer Kirk Herbstreit talks with Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier while Herbstreit / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA
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Florida football recruiting is starting to plant their flag in the 2025 class, and are starting to extend some more offers to players in the '25 cycle.

One guy that Billy Napier extended an offer to today is a top-15 defensive lineman in the class who is currently committed to High Freeze and the Auburn Tigers.

Antonio Coleman, out of Saraland, Alabama, is the latest player in 2025 to receive an offer from the Gators.

Napier and his staff will be looking for a bit of revenge against Auburn after they snagged Jamonta Waller and Amaris Williams away from Florida during this cycle.

Florida football recruiting: Recruiting players from all over

The south of the country is where the best football players in the country come from. The state of Florida has plenty of talent that the Gators get to go after every cycle, but it's important for teams to be able to recruit every SEC state effectively.

Dipping into Alabama to take a player already committed to an in-state school would be a big win for the Gators as they look to regain some momentum on the recruiting trail.

On3's Industry Ranking has Coleman rated as the 114th-best player in the country, the 13th-best defensive lineman, and the 10th-best player coming out of Alabama.

Right now the Gators aren't very involved in his recruitment per On3's RPM, which makes sense given that they're just now getting more involved.

Still, it's going to take a lot of work for Florida to make a comeback and catch up to Auburn and Alabama, who are the two heavy favorites to land Coleman's signature down the line.