Florida Football Recruiting: Opposing QBs fear Jalen Wiggins

The class of 2025 defensive lineman committed to the Gators over the weekend

The SEC logo in orange and blue colors is painted on the field before the game between the Florida
The SEC logo in orange and blue colors is painted on the field before the game between the Florida / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA
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Florida football is starting to put the building blocks together for their class of 2025 and picked up two commitments over the weekend.

The headliner was four-star defensive lineman Jalen Wiggins out of Tallahassee.

Florida Football: Building block for a great class

Listed at 6'4" and 245 pounds, Wiggins is a top 100 prospect from three of the four major services, with Rivals ranking him 245th.

On film, it is easy to see why he is one of the more coveted defensive lineman in the class of 2025.

While at times he showcases top-end explosiveness, it's the read of the game that Wiggins possesses that is his most impressive trait. Wiggins has great lateral movement that enables him to string out plays before he opts to strike and bring the QB down.

He doesn't over pursue plays and knows when to peel back with better instincts that some Gator defensive linemen have showcased over the years.

His motor is also top notch, coming across the field to bring down ball carriers on screen plays that weren't his initial responsibility.

Wiggins also makes sure that when he can deliver a shot to the QB, he takes it. There are some shots he delivers on film that we would love to see more of from the Gators on Saturday.

Florida has originally offered Wiggins last March, and Wiggins had offers from FSU, Miami, Tennessee, and Kentucky, among others.

His commitment to Florida is a needed boost for Billy Napier and his recruiting after the class of 2024 wound up ending on a down note. And as fans learned with the class of 2024, there is still a long way to go from getting the Hayes graphic and getting the name to paper.

But for now, Florida football has needed talent incoming along their defensive line.