Gators add three-star LB commit David Reese

By Adam Silverstein
December 18, 2015

Recruiting has been booming for the Florida Gators as of late, and though three-star linebacker David Reese (Farmington, MI) is not a highly-rated prospect, he is most certainly one that was sought after during his process.

Reese (6-foot-1, 235 pounds) gave the Gators a verbal commitment on Friday, just five days after head coach Jim McElwain and linebackers coach Randy Shannon visited the prospect. It was Shannon’s second visit to Reese this month; the first came the day Reese decommitted from Michigan and three days before the player traveled to Texas for an official visit. Reese also took an official visit to Florida in late November.

The Gators received Reese’s pledge over the Longhorns, Wolverines and other offers from schools like Louisville, Nebraska and TCU.

Linebacker is a position of need for Florida this cycle, and Reese is now the Gators’ second-highest rated prospect at the position behind four-star Jeremiah Moon (Birmingham, AL) and ahead of three-star Vosean Joseph (Miami, FL).

Reese has already been announced by the Gators as a mid-year enrollee as he has signed admissions papers with the program.



    Why does the article state he is not a highly rated prospect? Appears to be a 4 star on Scout and ESPN. Do you use Rivals rankings here? Early enrollee with ability to weight/strength to play right away. Like the signing at a position of need. Based on interest from Michigan, Texas, TCU, Nebraska and Louisville, might be more highly regarded than column suggests

  2. Michael Jones says:

    These coaches know what they’re doing. If they want a kid and are willing to work that hard to get him, there’s a reason for it. . . . .”stars” be damned.

  3. Timmy T says:

    I like the film! Kid closes with an attitude, and Lord knows he fills a position of need in this class.

  4. nygator says:

    OMG!!! This kid is a prototypical run stopping LB. From the minute you see his stance, you know he’s a machine. Low to the ground, huge closing speed, wraps and big passion. Singletary reincarnated! Not a single pass coverage highlight; the only concern.

  5. Chris Hendrix says:

    Reminds me of the last scout 3 star we signed- Antonio Morrison!!!

  6. G2 says:

    This guy has size and only going to get bigger.
    Pretty sure Morrison was 4* across the board.

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