Florida had a big recruiting day on Thursday. ESPN 300 offensive tackle David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence) committed to the Gators on Thursday morning, and another ESPN 300 prospect, wide receiver Moral Stephens (Perry, Fla./Taylor County) received a phone call from Florida head coach Will Muschamp.
Muschamp called to offer a scholarship to Stephens, the No. 206 player in the ESPN 300. He jumped on the offer and committed to the Gators.
Stephens held offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky and several other schools.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound athlete could play receiver or tight end, but according to his father, Moral Stephens Sr., the Gators are recruiting him to play H-back and do multiple things in the Florida offense.
Another Florida receiver commit, Ermon Lane (Homestead, Fla./Homestead), has appeared to be wavering on his pledge to the Gators, which could have influenced Florida’s decision to offer the four-star Stephens.
The Gators also recently added wide receiver Ryan Sousa (Orlando, Fla./Lake Nona), who flipped his commitment from Florida State to the Gators.
With Sharpe and Stephens in the fold, the Gators have 18 commitments, including 11 ranked in the ESPN 300.