Florida added defensive ends Antonio Riles and Jordan Sherit to its commitment list for the 2013 class this weekend.
Riles, who attends Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., committed to Florida over Georgia, the school he grew up cheering for as a fan.
“My runner-up was definitely Georgia,” Riles told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But Florida kept on me. I really wasn’t hearing from or having any contact from Georgia. Then I finally saw Florida and it’s a great program. So I pulled the trigger and committed.”
Sherit did the same after attending Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp. The Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough High School standout chose the Gators over Florida State, Notre Dame, Stanford and Vanderbilt.
“I felt 100 percent comfortable with coach (Will) Muschamp and the whole coaching staff,” Sherit told ESPN RecruitingNation. “The fact it’s in the SEC conference, it’s close to home and not to mention the networking at the University of Florida in the state is bar-non. It’s the biggest and the greatest in the state. You can be anywhere in a Gators shirt and someone will just walk up to you and give you the Gator chomp. Really, as far as networking goes, it’s Gator Nation — it’s not just fans, it’s a nation. Just getting to know the other commits and the players, it’s become second nature to me. It was a no-brainer.”
Florida, which also received a commitment last week from highly-touted Tampa cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, has 20 commitments for the 2013 class. And it could have the nation’s top class by the first Wednesday in February.
As for the Gators class on the whole, it’s going to be hard not to see them in the No. 1 spot come national signing day.
— Corey Long (@CoreyLong) July 28, 2012