The Florida Gators have pounced on a relatively unknown 2014 prospect, landing a commitment late Thursday night from tight end C’yontai Lewis (Tuscaloosa, AL), according to InsidetheGators.com’s Blake Alderman.
Listed as 6’5” and 212 lbs. on Rivals, Lewis is a raw but talented athlete who Florida’s coaching staff believes can be molded into a great fit for their offensive scheme.
The two-star prospect was officially offered by the Gators on Tuesday and did not take long to make his decision, pulling the trigger on Thursday when he reached out and spoke with head coach Will Muschamp over the phone.
If Muschamp and the coaching staff have their way, Lewis will not be the only member of his family playing for Florida next season.
His cousin, four-star athlete Bo Scarbrough (Tuscaloosa, AL), is currently committed to Alabama but supposedly has interest in playing for the Gators.
The cousins are expected to visit Florida together in June, according to Alderman, and the Gators are hoping to see continued improvement from Lewis over the next year.
Lewis camped at Mississippi State last summer and also holds an offer from the school, according to Andrew Bone of Rivals affiliate TideSports.com. His offer list is expected to fill up shortly as many other teams have begun taking notice of his talents.
He is the eighth member of the Gators’ 2014 recruiting class, which lost a pair of four-star commitments in the last week.