National Signing Day has come and gone, and it was a good recruiting cycle for the Florida schools.
The U may be officially back after a great 2017 season they followed it up with the 8th ranked class according to 24/7 sports. Though they lost out on Patrick Surtain and Tyson Campbell,
Massive defensive tackle Nesta Silvera stayed local, officially became a Cane to salvage the day.
The Canes still have a talented class headlined by 5 star running back Lorenzo Lingard and Canes are looking to be a force for years to come.
The Florida Gators ended with the number 14 class with the biggest win of the day coming with the controversial commitment of Jacob Copeland whose mom was not pleased, initially:
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 7, 2018
Mom did eventually come back and hug her mammoth son and endorse his choice of the Gators over the other SEC possibilities. The Gators also previously brought in QB Emory Jones to top the class off.
The Florida State Seminoles and new coach Willie Taggart had the most movement going all the way up to 11th according to 247, just months after being around 70. Taggart was obviously thrilled and brought a prop into the recruiting room:
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) February 7, 2018
The Noles biggest win of the day was Tre’ Shaun Harrison, and Saftey Jaiden Woodbey heads the class.
While Each Power 5 School in Florida had a good day, the USF bulls came up with the 2nd best class in the AAC at 62nd nationally. The UCF Knights were 4th in conference and 72nd nationally.
FIU checks in 69th nationally and FAU 85 nationally.
Some of the top programs were not lucky to ink the talents of some of Florida’s top talents, as the three top player’s available from the state coming into the day all left the sunshine state.
Surtain Jr., out of American Heritage in Ft. Lauderdale went to Alabama.
Tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere from Berkley Prep in Tampa, chose Ohio State.
Tyson Campbell, also from American Heritage, joined the power class in Athens picking Georgia.
With signing day now over all eyes will shift to the on-field product, and see who can translate the recruiting success to wins.
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