Florida recruiting has become a national recruiting sensation, as the Gators rank among the top five nationally in recruiting class rankings, according to a new report by recruiting site Rivals.com.
The Florida recruiting rankings are based on 247Sports’ composite rankings of 247Sports Composite and Rivals Composite rankings for the 2017 class, which was announced on Thursday.
Florida has the No. 1 recruiting class nationally, according a 247Sports composite ranking of 247sports.com, which is based on the 247Sports CollegeSports Composite rankings, a ranking of top 50 national recruiters, plus the Rivals.
com Composite rankings.
The 2017 class ranks No. 2 nationally in 247Sports, No. 5 nationally in Rivals.
and No. 11 nationally in the Rivals Composite.
The Gators’ recruiting class has grown to five players, which has surpassed the previous high in the 2016 class of four players.
The five recruits on the Florida recruiting list have a combined 247Sports profile ranking of 18th, ranking them as the No 1 class in the country, according the Rivals profile.
Three of the five are ranked as the top 10 overall prospects in the state of Florida.
“Florida recruiting is on fire,” said 247Sports recruiting analyst Ryan Sauerbrunn, who ranked the Gators in the top-15 nationally in his rankings.
“They’ve made some really big waves with the recruiting class, and now they’ve also won the national title.
It’s a fantastic class.
They’ve got some really good players, but they’ve got a lot of depth.
They can play in the SEC, they can play against the ACC, they have some great talent.
It really is a stacked class.”
The 2017 recruiting class ranked No. 4 in 247sports’ composite ranking, No: 6 in Rivals, No 7 in Rivals Composite and No: 4 in the 247 Sports Composite.
Rivals has Florida at No. 8 nationally in its top-50 recruiting class ranking.
The class includes five players from the Class of 2019, a class that had two of its four top players (Bryce Petty and Jourdan Lewis) graduate, and three others from the class of 2018 (Derrickn Allen, Mike McGlinchey and Jalen Reeves-Maybin).
The 2018 class has five players (Sophomore RB Derrick Morgan, Freshman WR Jalen Thomas, Senior LB Jaylen Smith and Junior LB Jalen Johnson) and two more from the 2018 class (CB Terrence Criner and LB Jake Kuehl).
The 2017 Florida recruiting classes recruiting rankings were the most in school history.
In total, 247Sports has Florida as the ninth-best recruiting class in program history, the No: 3 class in school recruiting history, and No.: 5 class in SEC history.
“Our recruiting is really hot right now,” Sauerbunn said.
“The way they’re recruiting now, it’s going to take a while for it to heat up.”
Florida is in the midst of its best recruiting period in program memory.
The program won 10 games the last three seasons and was ranked in the Top 10 for three of those years.
“It’s just a great feeling to be a part of something like this and it’s a huge honor,” senior WR Jamil Rodgers said.
Rodgers is the only member of the 2017 recruiting classes to return from last season, when he led the Gators with seven touchdowns.
“I really enjoyed being around all the young guys,” Rodgers said of his recruiting experience.
“Being around all those guys helped me to see a lot better players and get better.
I really enjoyed it.
It was a lot.”