The Florida Gators recruiting roller coaster reached another peak on Friday when four-star linebacker Adonis Thomas (Lawrenceville, GA) became the program’s 10th verbal commitment of the 2015 cycle.
Thomas (6-foot-3, 219 pounds), a unanimous four-star prospect and the No. 63 overall player in the nation per ESPN, chose Florida over Alabama during a ceremony at Central Gwinnett High School. Notre Dame was a semi-finalist for his services.
The Gators first offered Thomas back on Nov. 23, 2013. He visited Florida’s campus three times since, attending Junior Day on Feb. 1, stopping by unofficially on March 29 and spending three days in Gainesville, Florida, starting June 9.
Since losing four commitments in a 10-day span in July, the Gators have filled each slot, adding pledges from four-star offensive lineman George Brown, Jr. (Cincinnati, OH) on July 25, three-star wide receiver Kalif Jackson (Neptune Beach, FL) on July 29 and three-star OL Mike Horton (Atlanta, GA) on July 31.
Florida also gained a pledge from four-star Jerome Baker (Cleveland, OH) on July 11, giving the Gators a pair of big-time linebackers in their 2015 class.
The additions of Thomas and Baker are especially important for Florida, which did not sign a linebacker during the 2014 recruiting cycle.
Thomas’s commitment was first reported by Woody Wommack of Rivals.com.