Florida Gators Recruiting: 4-Star safety Jeawon Taylor commits


The Florida Gators added physicality to their defense Wednesday when safety Jeawon Taylor committed to the program.

On Wednesday, the Florida Gators added a commitment to their 2016 class in four-star safety Jeawon Taylor (Montgomery, AL. Park Crossing). Taylor is the No. 517 player in the class, the No. 31 safety, and the No. 17 player in the state of Alabama per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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Receiving 12 offers in total, the Gators had some competition from within their division as Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Ole Miss all extended offers to Taylor. On the Gator front, he was offered by the program July 1 and took an unofficial visit to Gainesville August 1 before committing Wednesday. Defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan served as Taylor’s primary recruiter.

"Blessed to say I am officially committed to the University of Florida"

With this commitment, the Gators now boast 20 commitments including three four-star commitments. That ranks No. 12 nationally and No. 5 in the SEC per the 247Sports Team Rankings. Taylor is the second safety commitment in the class, joining three-star prospect Quincy Lenton (Meridian, MS. Meridian) in that distinction.

In Taylor, the Gators are getting someone who plays with aggression and can make the big hit when needed. He does a nice job of wrapping up when tackling and uses his body to make sure he takes down his man. He will energize the Gator defense and give them a unique edge by bringing his physicality into the secondary.

The Gators have worked hard on the recruiting trail trying to land impact players who not only fit their system but can play at a high level. Those two things combined are hard to find and because of this, Florida should be fun to watch this upcoming season.

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