The Florida Gators pulled a talented player out of the state of Mississippi on Friday when three-star defensive back Quincy Lenton (Meridian, MS) committed while on campus in Gainesville, Florida, at the Gators’ annual Friday Night Lights recruiting event.
Lenton, who was originally pledged to Mississippi State and has a close relationship with new Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, decommitted from the program on May 16, four days after Collins paid him a visit.
Despite two visits back to the Bulldogs in June, Lenton’s commitment appears to have been more to Collins than MSU, as he has now followed the coach to UF.
Though Lenton (6-foot, 190 pounds) is rated as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite, he is ranked as the No. 220 player in the nation and a four-star talent by ESPN.
Lenton’s commitment was reported by a half dozen recruiting writers on site at the FNL event. He is the fourth defensive back and 15th prospect overall to commit to join the Gators in 2016, 13 of which are three-star prospects per the 247Sports Composite.