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2018 signees report for Summer A
Four more members of Florida’s 2018 recruiting class have joined the football program.
Top-100 tackle Richard Gouraige (Tampa, Fla.), 4-star defensive end/linebacker Andrew Chatfield (Plantation, Fla.), 4-star linebacker/safety David Reese (Vero Beach, Fla.) and 3-star guard Griffin McDowell (Leesburg, Ga.) reported to campus this weekend for the Summer A semester, which begins Monday.
Chatfield and Gouraige were big additions for first-year coach Dan Mullen and his staff on National Signing Day. Gouraige spurned Clemson and reaffirmed his commitment to Florida, while Chatfield chose the Gators over Florida State and Miami.
Griffin committed to Mullen when he was at Mississippi State and flipped to Florida in late January. Reese pledged to the previous Gators staff and never wavered after Mullen was hired. His brother, Mississippi State offensive lineman Stewart Reese, played for Mullen at MSU.
With their enrollment, 12 of Florida’s 19 signees are now officially Gators. Mullen & Co. welcomed eight early enrollees to campus in January: quarterback Emory Jones, running backs Iverson Clement and Dameon Pierce, offensive linemen Noah Banks and Chris Bleich, defensive backs Amari Burney, Trey Dean and Randy Russell, who was ruled medically ineligible.
Florida’s remaining signees will report to campus in June: top-100 wide receiver Jacob Copeland (Pensacola, Fla.), 4-star tight end Kyle Pitts (Warminster, Pa.), 3-star tight end Dante Lang (Boca Raton, Fla.), 4-star defensive end Malik Langham (Huntsville, Ala.), 4-star athlete Justin Watkins (Clermont, Fla.), 3-star safety John Huggins (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and the nation’s No. 1-ranked kicker, Evan McPherson (Fort Payne, Ala.).
Gators host former WR commit John Dunmore
Top-150 overall recruit John Dunmore visited Florida this weekend, his second trip to Gainesville in the last six weeks.
The 4-star wide receiver from Chaminade-Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) committed to the Gators last summer and reopened his recruitment in January after the coaching changes at Florida.
Since that time, Dunmore has been building a relationship with wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales and took a trip to Gainesville on March 30 with multiple family members.
This Is More Than Football, Taking Care Of My Peeps 💯🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/7EpMtwMqLc
— Jdsunn__ (@JohnDunmore2) March 31, 2018
He has also visited to Florida State, Michigan and Ohio State this year, and the Seminoles appear to be Florida’s biggest competition. Another in-state program, the Miami Hurricanes, offered him on May 2 and could be a factor moving forward.
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound Dunmore is ranked as the nation’s No. 20 wide receiver and No. 107 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite.
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