Recruiting for the Florida Gators has been a whirlwind since Dec. 25, 2013, with the program gaining four commitments but losing three in the same time frame including one late Thursday night in four-star defensive back Chris Lammons (Plantation, FL).
A South Florida product who pledged to the Gators on the same day as good friends and fellow four-stars DB Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, FL), Lammons became the third player from his area to decommit from Florida in the last two-plus weeks.
When Lammons first committed on Aug. 12, 2013, he did so alongside Wilson and Lane but with four-star running back Dalvin Cook (Miami, FL) and 2015 four-star wide receiver Da’Vante Phillips (Miami, FL) already in the fold. All three of those players have left the program in the last 16 days with Lane expected (by most recruiting analysts) to follow suit on National Signing Day.
Lammons leaves the Gators the same day the program added a pledge from five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C.), who immediately became Florida’s highest-rated commitment (No. 24 overall nationally).
He claims that Tabor’s decision had nothing to do with his choice.
“No I Did Not Decommit Because Of Jalen Tabor Commitment I Decommited To Put Myself In A Better Position,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
However, immediately after Tabor flipped from Arizona to UF early Thursday morning, Lammons tweeted the following in succession:
“5 corners 1 spot … Got to put myself in the best position for me not anyone else … Never been scared of competition !! … I’m smart enough to know what’s best for me ..”
South Carolina and Wisconsin are both believed to be in play for Lammons with the Gamecocks likely leading the charge to add him to their recruiting class.
The Gators are now down to 20 commitments for the 2014 cycle but hope to add to that total over the next month.