The Florida Gators have landed big time commitments from four-star prospects Knijeah Harris and Creed Whittemore. Harris chose The Gators over Alabama, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Miami, while Whittemore chose Florida over offer from Texas A&M, Michigan, Miami and UCF among others. Both guys fill key positions of need at offensive line and slot receiver.
As we all know, the Gators have struggled with offensive line play and recruiting at the position. Harris, a 6-foot-4 305 pound interior offensive lineman, gives Florida a player that can play multiple positions in the trenches. Originally from Port St. Lucie (Fla.), Harris transferred to IMG Academy to continue his high school career after his freshman season. While at IMG he has developed into one of the best offensive linemen in the country.
Whittemore, a native of Gainesville (Fla.) has always been around the Florida Gators program. He’s the younger brother of current Florida Gators wide receiver Trent Whittemore. The Gators haven’t had a consistent receiver that can make plays in the slot and Whittemore looks like he can be exactly that. He is a player that can provide playmaking and the ability to get open down the field due to his ability to create separation through his routes, something Florida has sorely missed since the departure of Kadarius Toney.
If the Gators want to get back to competing for national championships, they have to start winning recruiting battles against teams like Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Texas A&M. Landing players like Knijeah Harris and Creed Whittemore is definitely a great start. The 2023 recruiting class now has four commits and it looks like Billy Napier's first full class has a chance to be a special one.
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