Jalen Tabor flips commitment from Arizona to Florida in huge recruiting coup for Gators

In one of the biggest recruiting coups of the year, former Arizona commit Jalen Tabor (Washington D.C., Friendship Academy) flipped to the Florida Gators on Thursday morning.

Luke Stampini of 247Sports is reporting that Tabor’s choice to head to Florida was a “family decision.”

Tabor told Bob Redman of Scout in a text message, “I’m going to Florida now. I swear I will be there Monday.”

His arrival at Florida is a big-time get for the Gators, who lose Louchiez Purifoy and Marcus Roberson to the draft. Tabor is ranked as the No. 4 cornerback and No. 24 overall player, according to 247Sports Composite. He is a big, physical corner at 6’1, 182 pounds, and has a realistic shot to work his way into the starting role in 2014. Tabor and superstar-in-the-making Vernon Hargreaves III could very well provide one of the brightest young secondaries in the nation.