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Maryland cornerback commit Noah Boykin has a final decision to make after visiting Florida.

Florida now trending for 4-star CB Noah Boykin despite Maryland pledge

Zach Abolverdi

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For one of our questions of the day last week, we wrote that Florida was a legitimate threat to flip Maryland cornerback commit Noah Boykin.

Now that he has visited Gainesville, the Gators are considered the team to beat for the 4-star prospect. For those who missed it, here’s what Boykin said when asked about his commitment status:

“I’m still committed, but there’s a lot of things I’m looking at. The three schools that I’m really looking at is Florida, Notre Dame and Maryland. When I get back, it’s basically decision time for me. Talk everything over with my family, come up with the big decision and announce it Feb. 7.”

He’s saying all the right things for a recruit who’s playing both sides of the fence, but I wouldn’t read too much into him saying he’s still pledged to the Terrapins. That seems like lip service at this point.

I’m projecting Florida to land Boykin after speaking with him in person Sunday. He appeared to be blown away by his trip to Gainesville and said he feels he can fit in with the Gators despite being from Washington, D.C.

Boykin said he has a final decision to make and will announce it on National Signing Day. That’s certainly not good news for Maryland, but it also doesn’t come as a surprise.

Boykin chose not to sign early with the Terrapins last month and took official visits to three other programs during the fall. His recruitment has been trending toward Florida, and the Gators are now in prime position for a flip.