GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With two commitments already in the fold, Florida is close to filling its needs at defensive tackle.
One of the Gators’ top remaining targets at the position, Tyrone Truesdell, visited UF over the weekend. He spent his entire Saturday at the school, touring the campus and facilities as well as watching the team practice.
Had a great weekend in the swamp??? pic.twitter.com/PEutoXPqSW
— Tyrone Truesdell (@Tyrone_Truesdel) August 15, 2016
UF is expected to receive a return trip this fall from Truesdell, the nation’s No. 21-ranked defensive tackle from Augusta, Ga. He has a 3-star rating and holds only six offers, but it’s an impressive list: Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
Truesdell would be a quality addition for the Gators and provide depth at a position of need. At 6-foot-3, 325 pounds, he also has the size to play early in his college career.
A.J. Terrell announcing decision Friday
After telling SEC Country he had pushed back his Sept. 23 announcement, A.J. Terrell now plans to commit sooner than his initial decision date.
The 4-star cornerback from Atlanta plans to decide on Friday. His finalists are Clemson, Florida and South Carolina, but the Tigers are an overwhelming favorite to land his pledge.
Terrell visited Clemson the first weekend of August with his father and brother in tow. He went to South Carolina in late July but hasn’t been to UF since April 1.
Terrell is ranked the nation’s No. 9 cornerback and No. 71 overall prospect. The Gators have several other options at his position, although Terrell may project as a safety at the next level.
Another spot opens in Florida’s 2017 class
More attrition has hit the Florida football team, which means another scholarship is available for recruiting.
Florida could come close to a full class of 25 signees after additional attrition sets in (juniors turning pro, transfers, etc.). Linebacker is one of the top five needs for the Gators in this class.
They currently have commitments from James Houston and Ventrell Miller and might try to add two more prospects at the position now that Rolin has left the team.
Unless otherwise indicated, ratings and rankings come from the 247Sports Composite.
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.