As national signing day signing day 2015 approaches, the Florida Gators picked up a huge commitment for 2016 on Monday from Jacksonville (FL) Raines wide receiver Rick Wells.
Wells (6-0 187) stood out at Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp last July and was basically waiting on an offer from the new staff.
Running backs coach Tim Skipper gave him that offer early Monday and within a few hours he took to Twitter to announce his verbal pledge to the Gators.
“I just committed to the University of Florida,” Wells said in a Gatorcountry article by Andrew Spivey. “I felt like it was just right to do since I got offered this morning and Florida has been my childhood favorite team. This is a dream come true for me.”
This is what 247sports wrote about him after FNL last July:
“The 6-foot, 180-pound receiver is very smooth running his routes and shows terrific body control. He is yet another in-state receiver with SEC talent.”
Last season Wells caught 29 passes for 749 yards a whopping 25.8 yards per catch. He’s very athletic with good speed and will be able to stretch the field vertically for the Gators.
Wells has an enigmatic personality and will likely be 2016’s version of Tyler Moore/Quincy Wilson/Nick Washington, a tireless recruiter working to bring in top talent alongside him.
His commitment is the Gators’ third for the 2016 recruiting class along with receivers Tre Jackson from Baton Rouge (LA) and Tyler Byrd from Naples (FL).