2016 LB Vosean Joseph makes pledge for Florida

By Adam Silverstein
February 18, 2015

Linebacker Vosean Joseph (Miami, FL) committed became the second member of the Florida Gators‘ 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday when he made a verbal commitment to the program via his Twitter account.

“Just committed to the University of Florida #GatorNation #Florida #GoGators,” he tweeted Wednesday morning.

A three-star prospect on Rivals who is not yet universally rated, Joseph (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) chose Florida over a short offer list that included Bowling Green, Cincinnati and Oregon State.

Gators co-coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon offered Joseph on Tuesday, and the prospect turned around and committed almost immediately.

Joseph, who also lines up at tight end, is the second linebacker out of Miami Norland Senior High School to commit to Florida in the last two months, joining three-star 2015 signee Rayshad Jackson (Miami, FL).

The Gators now have two players committed in their Class of 2016 with Joseph joining three-star wide receiver Rick Wells (Jacksonville, FL), who picked UF the same day the school offered him back on Jan. 26.


  1. Michael Jones says:

    I’m fine with that. It really is about coaching and player development. Just ask TCU, maybe the best team in the nation last year. They rarely land a 4 or a 5 star, and yet they just keep getting better under Patterson’s excellent tutelage (sorry, gatorboi, but, if I don’t push you, who will?).

    GO GATORS!!!

  2. Sgt. Friday says:

    Another example of UF getting a recruit that no one else wanted. You have to wonder hat is wrong with this staff. UF gets Rayshard jackson, a player nobody else but Shannon wanted, out of Miami Norland this past year, yet he fails to offer another linebacker, Emmet Rice, until FSU offers and gets a commitment from him. It’s unfathomable that Shannon didn’t see him when he saw Jackson, yet UF is again a day late and a dollar short when it comes to competing with the big dog in the state, FSU. Someone needs to explain to me why UF is still falling short when it comes to evaluating players with this, supposedly, great new set of coaches.

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