The Florida Gators add one for 2018 as strong-side defensive end Taylor Upshaw committed to the Gators on Saturday afternoon.
Upshaw announced the move on his personal Twitter account.
Hometown Hero... I'm Staying Home pic.twitter.com/AUPLYXFGsA— Taylor Upshaw (@UpshawT80) June 10, 2017
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end is ranked 25th overall at his position in the class of 2018. He’s rated as a three-star prospect via 247Sports Composite, making it five now that Jim McElwain has pulled in. Upshaw is the fourth listed defensive player in the class, joining cornerback Divaad Wilson (Miami, FL) and safeties C.J. Smith (West Palm Beach, FL) and Amari Burney (Clearwater, FL).
To that point, a trend has continued in this class, as Upshaw is the sixth player in the bunch from The Sunshine State. Upshaw joins the aforementioned Wilson, Smith and Burney as well as wide receivers Corey Gammage (Delray Beach, FL) and Jalynn Williams (St. Petersburg, FL).
Florida’s class is currently 28th in the nation and sixth in the SEC. At the moment, they are behind the likes of LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Mississippi State.