Florida recruiting: Start of spring ball should lead to commitments

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Florida has five commitments in its 2019 class, which is ranked No. 16 nationally in the 247Sports composite.

The Gators landed a pair of pledges during their junior day event on Feb. 24, with linebacker Jammal Abrams and wide receiver Dionte Marks. It’s been almost a month since those additions, but Florida should get more commitments in the coming weeks.

Spring practice begins Friday and the Gators are scheduled to host some of their top targets this weekend, including 5-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (Thousand Oaks, Calf.), 4-star wide receiver Mycah Pittman (Calabasas, Calif.) and 4-star defensive end Derick Hunter (Fort Myers, Fla.).

Those three won’t be making their decisions anytime soon, but Florida will have dozens of visitors throughout the spring. Some of those trips will inevitably result in commitments for the Gators, especially with the anticipated turnout for the Orange & Blue game on April 14. Florida has landed a recruit at its spring game in each of the last two years.

The new coaches have already shown they can produce pledges when recruits come to town. Florida coach Dan Mullen and his assistants had five official visit weekends during the 2018 recruiting cycle and they landed at least one official visitor from each of those five weekends.

Now the 2019 recruits will be exposed to the coaches in a football setting, which Mullen feels is critical to the recruiting process.  He spoke this week about how he encourages prospects to attend practice because seeing the staff’s coaching style helps them determine whether Florida is a good fit.

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