The Florida Gators are picking up some serious steam on the recruiting trail. On Thursday it was announced that five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor had flipped from Arizona to Florida, and now we learn that the Gators have filled the hole left by Dalvin Cook. Four-star running back Brandon Powell announced on Friday that he had changed his commitment from Miami to Florida.
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Powell’s Deerfield Beach coach, Allen Jackson, informed Zach Abolverdi of The Gainesville Sun via text message that, “He is a Gator.”
The 5’9, 175-pound back always wanted to attend UF, but the coaching staff had yet to offer him a scholarship having already filled the slot with Cook. Cook’s de-commitment, however, opened up a position of need for Will Muschamp.
For a team looking for any kind of playmaker on offense, Powell is a big pickup. The Broward County Class 8A-7A-6A Player of the Year in 2013 is very quick, having been clocked at 4.44 in the 40-yard dash.
Powell is ranked as the No. 7 running back and No. 189 overall player, according to Rivals.com. He is the Gators’ 21st commitment for the 2014 class.
Following is a highlight video from Powell’s junior season.