Florida recruiting: Linebacker, defensive tackle targets for 2019 class
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What LBs and DTs are we going after in 2019?
— Great (@2BaFloridaGator) February 12, 2018
The Gators have offered a dozen defensive tackles and more than 20 linebackers in the Class of 2019.
Florida coach Dan Mullen will be back in his old stomping grounds to recruit Dean, who hails from Horn Lake, Miss. Pappoe and 4-star linebacker Kevin Harris are two of eight 2019 recruits from Grayson High School (Loganville, Ga.) with offers from Florida.
Florida’s notable offers at defensive tackle include 5-star prospects Ishmael Sopsher ( a.) and Faatui Tuitele ( and in-state targets Tyler Davis (Apopka, Fla.) and Jaquaze Sorrells (Largo, Fla.), a former Florida commit.
Sopsher is the No. 1 overall recruit in the 247Sports composite and Tuitele is ranked No. 2 nationally at his position. The Gators extended offers in late January to Texas defensive tackles Enoch Jackson and DeMarvin Leal, a top-100 prospect.
Mullen likely will sign a pair of players at each position in the 2019 class. Florida loses one defensive tackle (senior Khairi Clark) after the 2018 season and will return five players. The Gators also bring back all 11 scholarship linebackers in 2019, unless junior David Reese leaves early for the NFL draft.