The Florida Gators have picked up their first consensus five-star commitment.
Miami Palmetto cornerback Jason Marshall announced his selection to UF Sunday, choosing them over the likes of Miami (FL), Alabama, LSU and others.
Marshall is listed as the No. 2 cornerback in the nation and the No. 7 player in Florida, per 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is even more elite, however, as he stands at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, and possesses every athletic trait you look for in a corner.
The Miami native comes off a junior campaign in which he earned Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-6A first-team honors after recording five interceptions, 15 pass breakups, and 44 tackles for the 10-2 Panthers, who made a deep run in the Class 8A state playoffs.
The impact of Marshall’s commitment extends far beyond his production and potential on the field. Marshall’s commitment validates coach Dan Mullens recruiting efforts at the ‘Palmetto 5,’ which features Marshall and Corey Collier Jr., who is announcing his decision Monday at 2 p.m. on CBS HQ.
Marshall also becomes the South Florida prospect to choose the Gators, joining St. Thomas Aquinas four-star defensive end Tyreak Sapp. Florida now totals 24 prospects in their 2021 class, with Marshall being ranked the highest.
Florida ranks No. 9 in 247Sports’ recruiting rankings, one spot below the University of Miami, who recently garnered the commitment of five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor, Marshall’s teammate.