GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida addressed another need for its 2018 class Saturday. The Gators landed a commitment from David Reese, a 3-star recruit from Vero Beach, Fla. He chose UF over Alabama and Michigan.
Reese was scheduled to visit Gainesville last weekend, but his plans fell through. However, he made it to campus Thursday and visited Florida for the first time as a recruit.
UF likes Reese as a Sam linebacker, but he hasn’t filled out his 6-foot-3, 213-pound frame and could be used in a variety of ways on the edge. He is ranked the nation’s No. 31 outside linebacker in the 247Sports composite.
Reese, who also held Florida State, Georgia and Miami offers, competed this year in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and The Opening.
Florida needed to sign at least one player at the position and now has Reese on board. The staff will continue recruiting 4-star linebacker Channing Tindall, who attended Friday Night Lights.
Reese’s primary recruiter was Gators linebackers coach Tim Skipper, who has landed three commitments in the past week. Florida’s 2018 class is up to 15 members.
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