Florida has lost another member of its 2018 recruiting class.
Tyquan Thornton, a 4-star wide receiver from Miami, flipped his commitment Saturday from Florida to Baylor. Thornton was scheduled to officially visit Florida this weekend, but did not make the trip to Gainesville.
— T.Thornton4️⃣ (@Humble_Ty19) December 17, 2017
This is Thornton’s second pledge to Baylor. The Bears landed him in late March, but he reopened his recruitment two months later and committed to the Gators on July 24. The coaching changes opened the door for Baylor to get back in the mix, and Thornton officially visited the school on Dec. 1.
With the loss of Thornton, the Gators currently have 11 members in their 2018 class. He is the 10th recruit to de-commit from Florida since coach Jim McElwain’s departure. The other defections include 4-star WRs Jacob Copeland and Ja’Marr Chase. Corey Gammage is now Florida’s only pledge at the position.
The top targets for the Gators are Copeland, and two other 4-star wide receivers — Anthony Schwartz and Tommy Bush, the latter a top-200 overall prospect who received an offer from new Gators coach Dan Mullen on Dec. 13. Copeland and Schwartz are expected to visit Florida next month, and Bush is considering a January trip as well.