Gators Pluck Offensive Lineman Mike Horton Out Of Georgia

It’s been a whirlwind recruiting season for Florida football thus far. The Gators have had several players decommit as of late, but have also picked up a couple prospects over the last few days. Wide receiver Kalif Jackson committed on Tuesday, and offensive lineman Mike Horton pledged to the Gators on Thursday. 

Horton, a four-star guard out of Atlanta, sent out the following tweet announcing his decision.

ESPN has the 6-foot-5, 318-pounder listed as the No. 246-overall player and No. 20 guard in the country.

Horton’s commitment could spell even more good news for the Gators on Friday. His friend Adonis Thomas, a four-star linebacker and the No. 63-overall player in the class of 2015, is set to announce between Florida and Alabama at 6:30 p.m. While there’s no guarantee Thomas will take Horton’s decision into consideration, the positive momentum can only help the Gators’ chances. 

With Horton, Florida now has nine commitments for the class of 2015.