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2018 four-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase commits to Florida

Chase is the latest recruit to commit to Florida on a huge weekend for the Gators.

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Florida keeps cleaning up this weekend.

After a bevy of recruits, including highly touted 4-star quarterback Matt Carrol committed to the Gators this weekend, Jim McElwain has managed to land one more: Metairle, Louisiana’s Ja’Marr Chase, who announced his future via his Twitter account.

Chase, currently a rising senior at Archbishop Rummel, is one of the best recruits in the state of Louisiana. He finds himself seated fifth among all 2018 players, sitting behind five-star Terrace Marshall of Bossier City, TCU commit Justin Rogers of Bossier City, Baton Rouge’s Kelvin Joseph, an LSU commit and Kansas commit Devonta Jason of New Orleans.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound wideout also ranks 21st at his position and is the No. 106 overall recruit in America for 2018.

Chase was ready to make his college decision earlier this month at The Opening, and the thought was that it was between TCU and LSU. When his decision was bumped from NFL Network coverage, he decided to hold off on his commitment. He was in town to visit Florida two days ago, and evidently, something about Gainesville and The Swamp swooned him into picking the Gators.

The Gators’ class is now up to 13 hard commits for 2018 and they continue to climb up the ladder. After adjustment, they will sit 11th in the country on 247Sports’ rankings, leapfrogging USC, Notre Dame, UCLA and others. Chase’s commitment also means that Florida now has the 3rd-ranked recruiting class in the SEC, with only Tennessee and LSU seated above them.