Florida shored up its line of defense of the longer term on Saturday by choosing up the dedication of a lineman ranked by some recruiting shops as a top-5 DL within the class of 2023.
Kelby Collins, a four-star participant out of Gardendale (Ala.) Excessive Faculty, introduced he shall be a Gator subsequent season. Rivals lists him because the fourth-best DL and No. 40 participant total within the class, whereas ESPN has him because the fifth-best defensive lineman and No. 63 participant total. 247Sports activities is decrease on Collins, giving him a rating of No. 173 within the class of 2023.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman recorded 75 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a junior in solely eight video games performed, per MaxPreps.
He selected Florida over Alabama and Georgia, the opposite colleges in his top-three, in line with Saturday Down South. 247Sports activities reported that he had 29 whole gives.
That is Florida soccer’s second commit of the week. On Wednesday, four-star linebacker Jaden Robinson dedicated to the Gators. Robinson, who had 24 gives, is ranked by the 247Sports activities Composite because the No. 32 linebacker within the class of 2023.
Florida’s recruiting class is ranked the 12th-best within the nation. Although there has but to be a five-star participant dedicated to this system, the Gators have made up for it in depth, with 16 four-star gamers promised to the staff. That’s greater than some other program within the SEC.