The Florida Gators landed a touted commit in 2019 on Thursday. Diwun Black, who’d previously been committed to the Ole Miss Rebels, announced he was now part of Dan Mullen’s 2019 recruiting class. Black made the announcement on his Twitter account:
https://t.co/3EvWnFXjYe. Once a land shark but now IM A GATOR COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY FLORIDA.. #RIPBro @RivalsJohnson @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/ONCbkrFZag— DIWUN BLACK (@diwunblack) August 2, 2018
Black makes it five four-star players in 2019 for the new Gators head coach. He joins a group that includes Tyron Hopper, Wardrick Wilson, Jaelin Humphries and Jalon Jones. According to 247Sports Composite, Black immediately became the Gators’ top-rated recruit with his announcement.
Diwun had been a member of the Rebels’ 2019 class, but opted to flip to Florida. Per his 247Sports page he’d attended a camp for the Rebels back on June 2 but also attended a camp for the Gators a couple of days ago on July 27. He’d committed to Ole Miss back in April, but obviously, things changed since then. He’d sandwiched an unofficial visit to the Arkansas Razorbacks in between this process, but it’s UF who makes out well here with him.
The 6-foot-3.5, 216 pounder hails from Forest, Mississippi, where he attends Forest, High School. According to 247Sports Composite, he ranks 53rd in the nation and is also the fourth-ranked recruit in the state. Among all inside linebackers, Florida is getting the 3rd-ranked player in the country at that position. The only players who rank higher than him are fellow Mississippian and five-star Nakobe Dean of Horn Lake, and Penn State Nittany Lions commit Brandon Smith from out in Mineral, Virginia.
With Diwun Black aboard, Florida’s recruiting class is up to 12 hard commits. Their class ranks 27th in the country and 11th in the SEC.