With his 2013 recruiting class already stacked with a pair of consensus top-10 prospects, head coach Billy Donovan secured another big man on Sunday when three-star power forward Schuyler Rimmer (Boone, FL) committed to the Florida Gators.
Rimmer, a 6’9” 233 lbs. burgeoning prospect, chose Florida over Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Stanford (among others) and told Rivals in July that academics would play a big part in his recruitment.
An underrated prospect heading into this summer, his performances at multiple AAU events drew strong reactions and seriously increased his offer count.
Rimmer will be a redshirt candidate during his freshman season due to the Gators’ suddenly deep frontcourt. He can play both in the post and on the perimeter and is a developmental player along the lines of Chandler Parsons and Erik Murphy.
Rimmer joins five-stars point guard Kasey Hill (Clermont, FL) and PF Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL) as a member of Florida’s 2013 class. The Gators will have at least five players stepping on the court for the first time that season as transfer forwards Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith will be coming off of their redshirt years.
With three seniors – Murphy and guards Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario – set to graduate after the 2012-13 season, Donovan does not appear to have additional space to add to his 2013 class unless he anticipates that players will either depart early (junior center Patric Young, for example) or transfer.
Rimmer’s commitment was first reported by Alex Kline of Rivals’ The Recruit Scoop.