Musical Commitments: Florida Gators Add One, Lose One

On the last day before the recruiting dead period begins, the Florida Gators received good news and bad news.

The good news? 

Defensive end Jordan Smith (6-5.5 220) gave his verbal pledge to the Gators. 

The Lithionia (GA) native, who previously was committed to South Carolina, took an official visit to Florida this weekend and decided to pull the trigger. 

He’s a rangy pass rusher with long arms and a great frame to add bulk. Built in a similar mold to Alex McCalister, the staff is hoping to get similar product in from him. 

The bad news?

Wide receiver Isaiah Johnson decommitted via Twitter on Sunday as well.

It had long been rumored that he might not make it in this class and those rumors were heightened after taking a trip out to Washington State.

Johnson (6-3 212) is a big play making receiver that was one of the more underrated commits in this class. 

The Gators were the third team he had been committed to after Louisville and Miami.

He’s still expected to be an early enrollee but where he eventually lands is anybody’s guess.

The Florida Gators 2016 recruiting class stands at 25 commitments with several big fish left on their board and its the 7th ranked class nationally according to 247sports. 

This class could eventually push to 30+ by signing day. 

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