In what may well be an extremely productive and celebratory day for the Florida Gators football program, four-star cornerback Chris Lammons (Plantation, FL) officially became the first of up to three dominoes to fall as he verbally committed to play for the Gators on Monday during an announcement ceremony broadcast live on ESPNU.
Lammons (5-foot-9, 168 pounds), the 85th overall player as ranked by ESPN, chose Florida over Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee. He is a consensus four-star prospect but not currently ranked in the Rivals250.
“Great coaching, great facility and that’s just somewhere where I feel comfortable,” he said following his commitment. He also noted that he also hopes to be a kickoff and punt returner for the Gators.
One of a number of South Florida prospects that visited Gainesville, FL, for Friday Night Lights on July 26, Lammons came away impressed and many believed he was leaning toward committing to UF.
However, after he announced his decision date last week, things appeared to swing in favor of USC. Ultimately, Lammons chose the Gators over the Volunteers and now has the potential to play college football with one of his good friends and another UF target, four-star CB Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
Though uncommitted as of press time, Wilson and four-star wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, FL) will be announcing their college choices Monday at 9 p.m. Wilson (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) and Lane (6-foot-2, 172 pounds) are expected to choose the same school and each holds offers from Florida, Ohio State and South Carolina.
Should Wilson and Lane pick the Gators as most believe, Florida will have suddenly amassed quite a recruiting haul from South Florida.
The Gators already have four-star running back Dalvin Cook (Miami, FL) and four-star defensive tackle Khairi Clark in their 2014 recruiting class.
Lammons is commitment No. 14 and the second pledge in the last three days as three-star offensive lineman Nolan Kelleher (Mount Pleasant, SC) committed Saturday.
Check out Florida’s updated 2014 recruiting class by clicking here.