Four-Star DB Jordan Castell Commits to Florida
Florida’s hot streak on the recruiting trail continued early Saturday morning as composite Four-star Safety Jordan Castell announced his commitment to the Gators over finalists Alabama and Tennessee.
The 6-foot-2, 195 pound prospect checks in as the 13th ranked safety, and the 202nd player in the country. Hailing from Winter Garden (Fla.) where he attends West Orange High School, Castell is a do-it-all DB that projects as a Safety as the next level.
Last fall he amassed four interceptions, to go along with four pass breakups and 36 total tackles while playing corner for his high school team. Watching his tape, you see that he is very adept at press coverage, and is a hard-hitting safety, while also being a form-tackler. He flashes really solid closing speed, especially for a player at his size. Being nearly 200 pounds already, he is a player who may be able to see the field early during his time at Florida as he certainly shows the skills to do so during his prep career. I expect him to come in and be a versatile piece on the backend for Florida, with the opportunity to make an immediate impact in the Swamp.
Coach Napier and his staff continue to stack blue-chip talent from the state of Florida, with Castell being the 13th four-star prospect to commit from within the state.
When first arriving at UF, Billy Napier made it very clear that recruiting the state was a priority for him, and he has backed that up with all but two commits residing in the Sunshine State. Corey Raymond and Patrick Toney continue to show their recruiting prowess, as they have built a very impressive defensive class thus far, with more to come.
Raymond is known throughout the country as a great recruiter and developer, and Toney is seen as an up-and-coming star in the business. If Florida can keep recruiting at this level, we will see an elite defense back in the swamp shortly.