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Defensive tackle Jordon Scott (Largo, FL) is not someone you mess with. At 6-foot-1, 345 pounds, the three-star prospect is used to pushing people around, which is exaclty what the Florida Gators hope he will do in Gainesville, Florida, next season after Scott verbally committed to the program on Wednesday night.
Though Scott’s offer list is not long, he chose Florida over in-state rival Florida State, according to 247Sports‘ Ryan Bartow, who first reported Scott’s commitment.
A longtime Gators fan, Scott fills a major need for Florida. Chances are his No. 961 national ranking in the 247Sports Composite will change drastically during his senior season at Pinellas Park High School as he looks to improve on the 10 sacks and 29 tackles for loss he registered in 2015.
Scott, according to the Tampa Bay Times, is the first player under Pinellas head coach Kenny Crawford to be elevated from junior varsity to varsity as a freshman and the first freshman in Crawford’s 20-year career to start on varsity defensive line.
Following reports of Scott’s commitment, he confirmed his status by sharing numerous Gators-centric messages through his Twitter account.
Scott is Florida’s first defensive commitment of the 2017 cycle.