Florida football recruiting: Gators add four-star 2019 running back after FSU win

By Adam Silverstein
November 24, 2018
Florida football recruiting: Gators add four-star 2019 running back after FSU win

Image Credit: Nay'Quan Wright / Twitter

Just hours after the No. 11 Florida Gators thoroughly dominated their in-state rivals, the program picked up a verbal commitment from four-star running back Nay’Quan Wright (Opa Locka, FL), a long-time lean.

Wright (5-foot-8, 188 pounds) has not visited anywhere but Florida since the late summer and always appeared prepared to commit to the Gators at any moment. As the No. 264 overall recruit in the Class of 2019, he is the Gators’ sixth-highest rated pledge and the only player at his position currently set to join next season.

He is also the only 2019 commitment Florida has added since the first week of the 2018 season, though the Gators have seen pledges in future classes.

Four-star defensive tackle Gervon Dexter (Lake Wales, FL), the No. 70 player in the Class of 2020, committed to Florida back on Nov. 3. The Gators also added four-star athlete Kamar Jackson (Stone Mountain, GA), the Class of 2022’s No. 91 overall player, on Nov. 3, and saw 2022 offensive tackle George Jackson (Stone Mountain, GA) join up on Nov. 17.

The addition of Wright only boosted Florida one spot to No. 21 in the 247Sports Composite team rankings; the Gators are currently ranked 11th in the SEC with National Signing Day about 25 days away.

Tyron Hopper (141)
Diwun Black (147)
Moh. Diabate (166)
Jae. Humphries (251)
Jalon Jones (262)
Nay'Quan Wright (264)
Jaydon Hill (279)
William Harrod
Wardrick Wilson
Chester Kimbrough
Riley Simonds
Ja'markis Weston
Ethan White
Jesiah Pierre
Trent Whittemore
Dionte Marks


  1. 1974Gator says:

    At this point, the 2019 class is still looking anemic compared to our SEC competitors. With a short cycle Mullen was able to get a 2018 class that may very well rank higher. Is it that we are filling gaps that we have and that we don’t need the skill players that normally raise the nat’l recruiting ranking? If that’s the case, someone help me understand why we don’t have more high quality bigs and LBs commited or leaning heavily in our favor? Why aren’t we getting better traction?

  2. Michael Jones says:

    I’m also surprised and mildly concerned that our success on the field and the players’ clearly be happy and healthy playing for Mullen hasn’t translated into better recruiting success. Like 1974Gator, I want to know where are the quality bigs? Especially the O-lineman. We always seem to draw great DB’s and defensive ends.

    Hopefully the best is yet to come and Coach Mullen and his staff have some surprises up their sleeves.

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