Florida gains commitment from massive three-star defensive tackle

By Adam Silverstein
May 25, 2016
Florida gains commitment from massive three-star defensive tackle
Football

Image Credit: Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times

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.

3 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    I love long time Gator fans. Games in the SEC are won in the trenches. Welcome young man!

  2. Michael Jones says:

    I love this signing. Hopefully another massive, strong, explosive, quick twitch stud at nose tackle in the tradition of Sharif, Easley, Bullard and others. Not worried about his stars or his ranking, because not only do I trust McElwain and staff, but FSU offered him, and they are rolling in recruiting these days.

    Go Gators!!!

    • ThomasJones says:

      I hope you realize that an offer from any school does not mean they would accept a player if he wanted to commit. There are plenty, in fact most, of so called offers that a school makes that are not really valid offers. If the player who is offered wants to commit, his pledge would not be accepted. These so- called “offers” are made to players that may be wanted, but only if players that are higher on the school’s board don’t pan out. I don’t know if Scott fits into that category for FSU, but I do know they already have pledges from much higher rated defensive tackles from Newberry, which is in UF’s backyard, and are after Marvin Wilson, the nation’s highest rated defensive tackle out of Texas.I suggest looking at a player’s “offers” with a grain of salt. Unless he’s a consensus four or five star, many of these “offers” are not valid. Florida, like every other school, has offers out to players they would only take if the players they have rated higher say no.

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