A three-star prospect out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in South Florida, Richerd Desir-Jones (Fort Lauderdale, FL) announced his verbal commitment to the Florida Gators on Saturday.
Desir-Jones (6-foot-4, 285 pounds), a FIU commitment with a relatively modest offer sheet, was noticed by Florida, which ensured that the big-bodied lineman knew he had a place in the Gators’ class of 2015 while he was on his official visit on Saturday.
“UF COMMITTED,” Desir-Jones wrote on his Twitter account.
A two-way lineman for St. Thomas, he can line up either as an offensive guard or defensive tackle, the former a major position of need for Florida next season.
The Gators now have 11 prospects verbally committed for 2015 with that number expected to strengthen as National Signing Day approaches on Wednesday. All of Florida’s pledges are rated as three-star recruits.