Florida football recruiting: Gators flip four-star 2020 linebacker from Penn State

By Adam Silverstein
June 22, 2019
Florida football recruiting: Gators flip four-star 2020 linebacker from Penn State
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The Florida Gators on Saturday added a verbal commitment from four-star 2020 linebacker Derek Wingo (Fort Lauderdale, FL). A former Penn State commitment, Wingo decommitted from the Nittany Lions and immediately pledged to the Gators.

He is the second four-star prospect that Florida has flipped in as many days after 2020 defensive tackle Lamar Goods (Oakdale, CT) jettisoned his pledge to Kentucky on Friday.

Wingo (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) is ranked No. 165 overall in the Class off 2020 and is now the third-highest rated Gators commitment. As such, he pushed Florida up the 247Sports Composite team rankings to No. 7 in the nation, fourth in the SEC and now ahead of Miami.

“I would like to officially shut down my recruitment and announce that I’m 100% committed to the University of Florida,” Wingo wrote in a Twitter graphic explaining his decision.

Earlier Saturday, three-star defensive back Tre’Vez Johnson (Jacksonville, FL) committed to Florida. Johnson (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) is the program’s lowest-rated pledge at this time.

Here’s a look at the latest recruiting news from the Gators as updated by OnlyGators.com after Johnson’s commitment on Saturday.

CommitPos.Rating
Gervon Dexter (42)
DT
Leonard Manuel (67)
WR
Antwaun Powell (136)
DE
Jahari Rogers (154)
CB
Derek Wingo (165)
LB
Johnnie Brown (194)
DT
Jaq. Fraziars (211)
ATH
Avery Helm (216)
CB
Anthony Richardson
QB
Lamar Goods
DT
Rashad Torrence
DB
Jeremiah Johnson
WR
Fenley Graham
ATH
Richie Leonard
OL
Jovens Janvier
OL
Jonathan Odom
TE
Gerald Mincey
OL
Tre'Vez Johnson
DB

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