The Florida Gators‘ attack on South Florida continued with a vengeance on Wednesday as the program gained commitments from a pair of 2016 prospects with defensive end Eric Mitchell (Miami, FL) becoming the second recruit to make a verbal pledge to the program.
Mitchell (6-foot-2, 223 pounds) committed to Florida four days after being offered by co-coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon.
The Miami Central High School prospect became the eighth player from South Florida to commit to the Gators, two of which are 2016 prospects as linebacker Vosean Joseph (Miami, FL) announced his commitment just hours earlier. Mitchell was a former teammate of Joseph’s at Miami Norland Senior High School.
Mitchell is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals but is not yet rated by most recruiting services. His only other listed offer is from Florida Atlantic.
Florida’s 2016 recruiting class now stands at three members with Mitchell joining Joseph and three-star wide receiver Rick Wells (Jacksonville, FL).