2015 WR Deondre Farrier commits to Florida

The Florida Gators have a ways to go to catch up with the 2015 recruiting class numbers of some of their rivals and took a step in that direction Friday by gaining a commitment form three-star wide receiver Deondre Farrier (Orlando, FL).

Farrier (6-foot-3, 195 pounds), an incoming senior who hauled in 55 receptions for 909 yards and seven touchdowns last season for Lake Nona High School, picked Florida over Miami, according to InsidetheGators.com recruiting analyst Blake Alderman.

He is the second pass catcher from his school to commit to the Gators in as many recruiting cycles, following in the footsteps of three-star WR Ryan Sousa (Orlando, FL), Lake Nona’s No. 1 receiver in 2013 and an incoming freshman at UF this fall.

Farrier is only the Gators’ second pledge this cycle, joining three-star defensive back Deontai Williams (Jacksonville, FL), who committed to UF on Jan. 9.

Florida’s first 2015 commitment, dynamic four-star wide receiver Da’Vante Phillilps (Miami, FL), gave a verbal pledge to the Gators at Friday Night Lights on July 27, 2013 but backed off from his decision on Dec. 25, 2013 after learning that high school teammate and 2014 four-star running back Dalvin Cook would be switching his commitment to Florida State.

Farrier was offered by Florida on Jan. 3, immediately severed his commitment to South Florida and attended Junior Day in Gainesville, FL on Feb. 1 with wide receivers coach Joker Phillips serving as his primary recruiter. UM offered him Feb. 8 and became the fifth major program to do so along with Cincinnati and Kentucky.

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