Nine Gators commits in final Rivals250 for 2014

By Adam Silverstein
January 21, 2014

Released Tuesday, the final edition of the Rivals250 for the class of 2014 is filled with players verbally committed to play for the Florida Gators next season. Though four Florida commits are part of the top 100 players in the group (list released Monday), five more are ranked among the top 250 recruits in the nation.

Below is a breakdown of where the Gators’ commits are ranked:

10 14 – CB Jalen Tabor (Washington, DC)
46 14 – QB Will Grier (Davidson, NC)
56 7 – DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY)
83 34 – DE Gerald Willis III (New Orleans, LA)
148 10 – DB Duke Dawson (Cross City, FL)
172 25 – CB Quincy Wilson^ (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
199 8 – WR/TE Moral Stephens (Perry, FL)
200 11 – RB Brandon Powell (Deerfield Beach, FL)
243 118 – CB J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, FL)


» Two Gators commits – four-star OT David Sharpe (Jacksonville, FL) and four-star OT Khairi Clark (Hollywood, FL) fell out of the Rivals250. Sharpe was ranked No. 215, while Clark was all the way up at No. 137.
» Adjustments to non-Rivals250 players’ star ratings will be released Wednesday.
» The highest-rated uncommitted player on UF’s radar is five-star athlete Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, CA), who is listed as the No. 6 overall player in the nation.
» Two former Florida commits – running back Dalvin Cook (Miami, FL) and wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead, FL) – became five-star recruits in the latest update. They are ranked 18th and 28th, respectively.

[EXPAND EXPAND: Full list of Florida’s 2014 commitments as of Jan. 21, 2014:]

* Early Enrollee
Roll over player names for additional information.

2017 Coach2016 Coach
Jim McElwain
Head coach
$4.5 million []
Jim McElwain
Head coach
$3.5 million
Randy Shannon
Defensive coordinator
Geoff Collins
Defensive coordinator
Doug Nussmeier
Offensive coordinator
Doug Nussmeier
Offensive coordinator
Chris Rumph
Defensive line
Chris Rumph
Defensive line
Greg Nord
Special teams/TEs
Greg Nord
Special teams/TEs
Tim Skipper
Randy Shannon

JaJuan Seider
Running backs
Tim Skipper
Running backs

Brad Davis
Offensive line
Mike Summers
Offensive line
Corey Bell
Torrian Gray
Kerry Dixon
Wide receivers
Kerry Dixon
Wide receivers


  1. 305Gator says:

    The most important players are the QB, O linemen, TE and RB and they are all locked up already, no drama for NSD.
    Throw in the top 3 corner in the nation as gravy. Now we need to coach ’em up especially of offense.

  2. Gatoralum88 says:

    Let’s hope Tabor can live up to the 5-star hype. If he’s as good as the pundits think he is, since he’s an early enrollee, it won’t surprise me if he earns a starting spot. I wonder why there’s such a disparity between Rivals and ESPN regarding David Sharpe? Is there any chance of getting Lane back?

  3. aziatic41 says:

    We also need to land juco WR Eric Lauderdale. He’s deciding between us and Arizona St this Saturday.

  4. Gator in Miami says:

    Adam, will you provide a post on the potential recruits the Gators could land? For instance, I didn’t know Eric Lauderdale was going to commit this weekend.

  5. Champ Supporter says:

    Adam, is it possible for us to over sign? How does that work?

    • Yes. You would sign more players than you have scholarships and then get (or force) current guys on the roster to transfer after spring practice. Florida has never done that and probably won’t. Saban is famous for doing so and criticized heavily for it.

  6. Champ Supporter says:

    Thanks Adam. I read on another website that suggested that is something we would do if A. Jackson, Prince, Carter all wanted in addition to taking another WR, QB and RB.

  7. Champ Supporter says:

    Yes sir. It seemed like a pretty big remaining wish list!

  8. GatorBoys4Life says:

    Adam what do you make of how hard Roper has personally gone after Treon Harris given that WG is already on campus? It seems like he’s made Harris his top priority based on things I’ve read on Inside The Gators. If he pulls off that flip are we looking at Driskel/Brissett 2.0, and out of the two who would you say is the better fit for the scheme?

  9. GatorBoys4Life says:

    I think it’d be interesting because as excited as I am and have been about Grier I’ve been worried about how weak his high school competition is but I watched Harris make Norcross (one of the best HS programs in the nation) look like inferior competition and he’s the guy that runs the show for the No. 1 ranked HS team in Booker T Washington and any Miami/So Fla recruit never has competition questions. I think he’d be the top ranked QB if not for his height 5’11. I’m looking forward to how this plays out

  10. aziatic41 says:

    Roper loves to use the 2-QB system. If we land Harris I can see him having a chance to play right away. He’s a very dangerous threat getting outside the pocket and running the ball. We all know how bad our offense needs the explosive plays moving forward. With how good the defenses are in the SEC you almost definitely need a mobile QB. Plus Driskel hasn’t proven himself as a solidified starter yet.

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