In the past few days, the Florida Gators have faced setbacks on the recruiting trail. They have now lost their third commitment from the highly anticipated 2024 class, as defensive lineman Nasir Johnson has switched his commitment from Florida to rival Georgia. 247Sports currently ranks Johnson as the Nation’s No. 75 overall prospect in the 2024 recruiting class and No. 14 ranked defensive lineman in the 2024 recruiting class. This is a big loss considering defensive tackle is a big position of need for the Gators, it continues a downward trend for recruiting, and the flip goes to rival Georgia.
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Florida secured Johnson’s commitment in June during his official visit to campus. Johnson has remained committed to Florida but has had ongoing conversations with schools like Florida State and Georgia. Georgia initially didn’t actively pursue Johnson, but their focus shifted to him during the season. This is a setback for the Gators as Johnson was their only true interior defensive line commitment in the 2024 class. The Gators still have other players in their recruiting class LJ McCray, Amaris Williams, and Kendall Jackson, but they are considered edge prospects. Williams has also shown significant interest in the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Florida’s class of 2024 now has 19 commitments and falls to sixth on the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Overall, Florida’s class now has two five stars, 13 four stars, and five three stars according to 247 Sports.
The Gators class makes up of:
Willis (TX) five-star quarterback DJ Lagway
West Point (MS) four-star running back Kahnen Daniels
Portal (Ga) four-star tight-end Amir Jackson
Leesburg (VA) Tuscarora four-star offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal, Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett three-star offensive lineman Marcus Mascoll, Upper Marlboro (MD) Charles Herbert Flowers three-star offensive tackle Mike Williams, and three-star German offensive guard Noel Portnjagin