Taking a break from dominating the 2019 recruiting cycle, the Florida Gators on Thursday landed an important piece for the Class of 2018 in four-star athlete Iverson Clement (Mount Holly, NJ).
Clement, who chose Florida over Michigan State but has a long offer list filled with Big Ten schools and Tennessee, visited the Gators for the 2017 Orange & Blue Debut and came away impressed.
“I am blessed to be in this situation but with that being said I am 100% committed to The University of Florida,” Clement wrote on his Twitter account.
Florida will have five running backs on its roster this season but at least one and possibly two — redshirt senior Mark Thompson and junior Jordan Scarlett — could be out of the program by the time 2018 rolls around. Sophomore Lamical Perine looks poised to be an eventual starter for the Gators, while true freshmen Malik Davis and Adarius Lemons remain unknowns at this time.
Clement (6-foot, 190 pounds) committed to Florida as a running back; he also plays cornerback in high school. Rated as the 263rd player and 17th athlete in the nation, he is only the sixth commitment and second four-star pledge in Florida’s 2018 class, which now ranks 18th nationally and fourth in the SEC.