The Florida Gators appear poised to add three top recruits Monday, as wide receiver Ermon Lane and defensive backs Chris Lammons and Quincy Wilson announce their college choices. The highly-touted trio, all based out of the Sunshine State, have coordinated their announcements, and Florida is the odds-on favorite to land at least two of them.
Lane is arguably the nation's top high school wide receiver. The 6'3, 193-lb. wideout from Homestead received a five-star rating from 24/7 Sports and a consensus spot among the nation's top four receiver prospects. While Lane holds offers from Alabama, Miami, Ohio State, Florida State, and LSU, recruiting experts have speculated for some time that they were all chasing the Gators. It has been months since any recruiting analyst at 24/7 Sports has predicted a program othe than Florida as his eventual landing place.
Wilson is a defensive back caught between positions and rankings. While Rivals and ESPN project him as a four-star prospect, Scout and 24/7 are not as high. And while some analysts (including Rivals) believe the 6'2 Wilson can play cornerback at the next level, others are convinced he is destined to play safety. Wilson holds offers from 50 programs, including most of the SEC. However, much like Lane, the consensus has settled on Florida as the destination for the Ft. Lauderdale-based defensive back.
The biggest question mark headed into monday may be Chris Lammons, the 5'9, 170-lb. cornerback/athlete out of Ft. Lauderdale's Plantation High. Lammons is a consensus four-star recruit, and widely considered one of the top 35 cornerback prospects in the nation. Much like Lane and Wilson, he has been widely expected to choose Florida from a crowded offer sheet. However, just days before his scheduled announcement, consensus has turned against the Gators and toward South Carolina. The Gators already have commitments from 2014 cornerbacks J.C. Jackson and Duke Dawson, both players with similar build, speed, and skill sets to those of Lammons.
Florida has 13 commits in its 2014 class entering Monday. If everything goes as planned for the Gators, it could well be a class of 16 by the end of the day.