Florida has been pulling in quite a few recruits this week, but they just landed the best of their bunch so far.
Class of 2018 quarterback Matt Corral of Long Beacy Poly out in California has committed to Jim McElwain and the Gators. Tom Loy of 247Sports was first to report on Corral’s commitment.
Corral is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, ranking second among all pro-style QBs in 2018 behind Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville, Georgia. The Long Beach native is also one of the best players in his home state, ranking 3rd behind Mater Del wide receiver and five-star recruit Amron-Ra St. Brown and Corral’s Long Beach Poly teammate Jalen Hall, a five-star wide receiver, too. He ranks within the Top 25 for all recruits in 2018, slotted 23rd in the nation on 247Sports Composite.
The Gators were thought to be one of the suitors for fellow elite 2018 quarterback Justin Fields, but they’ve still managed to reel in one of the nation’s best signal callers in Corral. Corral had previously been committed to USC, but decommitted back on June 17. The U.S. Army All-American had been on an unofficial visit to Gainesville and, obviously, fell in love with The Swamp and decided it was the place for him.
Florida’s recruiting class gets some big gains with Matt Corral corralled in. They will leap all the way up to 17th in the country after sitting at 40th following three-star safety Randy Russell’s commitment earlier Saturday. They are now fifth in the loaded SEC, with Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M and Kentucky ahead of them.