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On the same night the Florida Gators found out for sure that transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham was heading to Auburn, Florida reeled in an important commitment of its own in defensive tackle Kyree Campbell (Woodbridge, VA).
Campbell (6-foot-4, 320 pounds), who has not been evaluated by 247Sports but was a three-star prospect on its 2016 composite rankings, is listed as a four-star player by Rivals and ESPN. He was previously committed to North Carolina as part of the Class of 2016 but was forced to enroll in prep school due to academics.
“I’m thankful for the schools that have recruited but today I decided to be a Gator for [life],” he wrote on Twitter.
There are reports that Campbell [highlights] has recently been recruited by schools such as Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State, but InsideNOVA.com out of his home state notes that Campbell was also considering Penn State, Pittsburgh and Temple among other schools.
The Gators lost a pair of defensive tackle commits recently, leaving the program a massive void at the position as it expects to lose redshirt junior Caleb Brantley to the 2017 NFL Draft. Florida now has 14 commits in its to-this-point underwhelming Class of 2017, which is ranked 20th nationally — behind all of UF’s rivals — and eighth in the SEC.