Gators add pledge from 2015 TE Camrin Knight

The recruiting hot streak the Florida Gators are on coming out of Junior Day continued on Wednesday with tight end/linebacker Camrin Knight (Tallahassee, FL) choosing to continue his career two hours south of his hometown in Gainesville, FL.

“Committed to the University of Florida Proud to be part of the #GatorNation #Blessed #CHOMPCHOMP,” he wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday night.

A dual-sport athlete who is also a star on the Lincoln High School basketball team, Knight (6-foot-4, 220 lbs.) received a flurry of offers this month with interest coming in from Georgia Tech, Eastern Carolina, Cincinnati and Maryland. He visited Florida for Junior Day last weekend.

Knight, who was recruited by tight ends coach Derek Lewis and offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, has spent most of his high school career playing linebacker but played some tight end as a junior and projects better as a high-upside offensive playmaker.

He is the Gators’ fifth 2015 commitment, all five of which are from the state of Florida. UF has received four of those pledges in the last six days.

Three of Florida’s five commitments – defensive back Deontai Williams (Jacksonville, FL), offensive lineman Tyler Jordan and wide receiver Deondre Farrier (Orlando, FL) – are rated as three-star recruits by Rivals.com. The other two, Knight and WR Tristan Payton (Jacksonville, FL), are unranked as of press time.

As a result, the Gators’ recruiting class is currently ranked 28th by Rivals.com. Florida and Miami are the only two of 15 programs with five or more commitments to have none of those five players ranked higher than a three-star prospect by the recruiting service.

Analysts with a number of recruiting services tell OnlyGators.com that many 2015 prospects are still awaiting evaluation.

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4 Responses to “Gators add pledge from 2015 TE Camrin Knight”

  1. Ken (CA) says:

    These Junior day pledges are great, but they are the ones that seem the least meaningful. It seems that many get excited on Junior day, and say this is it, then they go through the recruiting process and most seem to go to other schools. Not like Urban’s camps where they were dialed in and said this is it for me. WM seems to lose a lot of Junior day commits by national signing day. Much as I despise Meyer’s way he left last 2 years he was here, I have watched many junior day commits decide to go elsewhere by time the NSD comes 18 months later. Hard to get excited about recent pledges until we see them actually sign and join. Wouldn’t be surprised if 1/3 or 2/3 of those listed in last few days end up decommitting and going elsewhere by the time they go through the full process and get invites from other big programs.

    • senuod says:

      That’s all going to depend on Roper getting our offense to produce. Hopefully the improvement will be drastic, but realistically it may be marginal. However, steady marginal improvement from game to game and actual health could be enough to keep recruits interested and satisfy the fanbase. We’ll see.

    • Steven says:

      Even harder to get excited about guys who are 3 stars.

  2. wingtee says:

    Agree. Commits mean zilch in today’s kids. Wake me up on signing day

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