Four Gators placed in first ESPNU 150 for 2012

By Adam Silverstein
June 8, 2011

Released Wednesday afternoon, the first ESPNU 150 for the class of 2012 is filled with players verbally committed to play for the Florida Gators next season. Though only one Florida commit is a part of the top 50 players in the group, three more are considered to be in the top 150 recruits in the nation.

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

No. 14 – Jessamen Dunker, OT (Boynton Beach, FL)
At 6’6” and 315 lbs., Dunker is listed as the No. 2 overall offensive lineman. He has already accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game.

No. 83 – Colin Thompson, TE (Warminster, PA)
The top-rated player at his position, Thompson is 6’5” 225 lbs. and one of Florida’s latest commitments. He has accepted an invitation to play in the Under Armour game.

No. 106 – Latroy Pittman, WR (Citra, FL)
At 6’1” and 190 lbs., Pittman may not have what some consider to be the prototypical size of an elite prospect, but his talent is unquestionable. He is the 15th-ranked wide receiver in his class.

No. 113 – Omari Phillips, OT/DT (Venice, FL)
The No. 16 offensive tackle prospect in the nation, Phillips is 6’6” and 268 lbs. and is also a force in the middle on the defensive end. He is ranked as the No. 16 player at his position in the country.

Florida’s 2012 commitments as of June 8, 2011:

Kamari Wilson (43)
Shemar James (66)
Chris McClellan (112)
Trevor Etienne (186)
Devin Moore (263)
Tony Livingston
Jamari Lyons
Arlis Boardingham
Jack Pyburn
Caleb Douglas
Andrew Savailinaea
Jalen Farmer
Miguel Mitchell
David Conner
Christian Williams
Max Brown
Hayden Hasnen
Trey Smack


  1. npgator says:

    Matt Jones is considered the best running back in the state of Florida and he is only rated 157? Come on man!

  2. Oscar Tazoe says:

    It does seem like the recruiting has tailed off a little from the Urban Meyer years. We used to get at least 2-3 5-star recruits every year. Do you think this has more to do with the recruiting efforts, or just the fact that Florida is perceived to have accumulated talent in the previous years, therefore top recruits would rather go somewhere else for more playing time. It doesn’t seem to affect Alabama in recruiting.

    • It’s June. Signing day is February. Florida’s five-stars from the 2010 class committed near/during the Under Armour game.

      Gators already have a top-five class and will likely take all four- and five-star guys with the scholarships they have remaining.

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