Florida football recruiting: Five-star safety Xavier Filsaime commits to Gators at Orange & Blue Game

By OnlyGators.com Staff
April 13, 2023
Florida football recruiting: Five-star safety Xavier Filsaime commits to Gators at Orange & Blue Game

Image Credit: Xavier Filsaime

The hope coming out of the Florida Gators’ 2023 Orange & Blue Game was that the team would find some answers at the conclusion of spring practice. A bonus benefit came from Thursday night as well with the program hosting a number of top-tier prospects on campus for the exhibition.

Those visits bore fruit immediately as five-star safety Xavier Filsaime (McKinney, TX) committed to the Gators during the game.

Filsaime (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) chose Florida over Georgia and LSU as part of an extensive offer list that includes nearly every major program nationwide. Secondary coach Corey Raymond has been on him for months with defensive coordinator Austin Armstrong helping seal the deal this spring.

The No. 32 overall player in the nation, according to 247Sports, Filsaime is now the second-highest rated prospect in the Gators’ Class of 2024 behind only five-star quarterback DJ Lagway (Willis, TX), a fellow Lone Star State product.

Florida now has four top-50 commits as well as a pair of four-star running back pledges, including Kahnen Daniels (West Point, MS), who committed to the program on Monday. Daniels (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) chose UF out of an extensive offer list that included Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M, among others.

With Filsaime in the fold, the Gators’ 2024 class has rocketed up five spots to No. 7 in the nation. Florida also stands as one of four teams nationally with a pair of five-star commitments (Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama). UF has not had two five-star commitments in the same class in nearly a decade (Martez Ivey and CeCe Jefferson, 2015).

DJ Lagway (20)
Xavier Filsaime (32*)
Adarius Hayes (45)
Myles Graham (46)
Cha. Bowens (201)
Izaiah Williams
Kahnen Daniels
Josiah Davis

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