One week after the Florida Gators got their 2013 recruiting class off to a hot start by securing a commitment from ESPNU150 watch list running back Adam Lane (Winter Haven, FL), the Gators have doubled it up by adding a pledge from defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, FL) on Junior Day at UF.
Holding scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami and South Florida, Brantley (6’3” 285 lbs.) is an ESPNU 150 watch list member who is expected to be listed as one of the best players at his position in the 2013 class.
Rivals.com’s Chris Nee is high on Brantley, who he believes will be a major defensive target nationwide once schools get a chance to look at his film.
He has quick feet and good athleticism that allows him to explode off the snap, exhibiting a good first step, and quickly make his way into the offensive backfield. He plays hard and to the echo of the whistle. He is good at playing against both the run and the pass, and does a fair job of reading, recognizing and reacting to the play and not putting himself out of position to make the play.
“I grew up a Gator fan and my whole family are Gator fans,” he told Nee. “It is really close to home so my whole family can come to see me play.”
Brantley’s commitment was first reported by ESPN‘s Derek Tyson.