Florida football recruiting: Four-star 2022 WR Jayden Gibson commits to Gators

By Adam Silverstein
October 13, 2021
Florida football recruiting: Four-star 2022 WR Jayden Gibson commits to Gators
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One of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2022 provided some good news to the Florida Gators on Wednesday as four-star wide receiver Jayden Gibson (Winter Garden, FL) committed to join the program next season. In doing so, he became the third-highest rated recruit and top playmaker in the Gators’ incoming class.

Gibson (6-foot-5, 185 pounds), the No. 170 overall player in the 247Sports Composite, committed to Florida over Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Miami and South Carolina. He’s the 26th ranked wideout in the class and a multi-sport athlete who also plays basketball and runs track.

In announcing his decision, Gibson cited UF’s coaching staff — particularly head coach Dan Mullen — and the program’s ability to develop receivers as the reasons for his decision. He also called himself a tireless worker who aims to bring a championship to Gainesville, Florida.

Though Gibson is speedy with a tall frame, it’s expected that he be asked to bulk up on his way to seeing a college football field. He has a penchant for making big plays due to his unique speed and separation, but he needs to add size to match up better with defenses at the next level.

The Gators have picked up two new commitments already this month with Gibson joining four-star defensive lineman Jamari Lyons (Melbourne, FL) in the class.

Gibson’s commitment, while significant, only boosts Florida one spot in the 247Sports Composite team rankings to the No. 14 class in the nation. The Gators remain fifth overall among SEC teams and three spots back of rival Florida State. Florida now has 15 commitments as part of the class with nine four-star prospects; however, only one of those pledges, four-star linebacker Shemar James (Mobile, AL), is among the top 100 players in the nation.

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