ESPN 300 Jalen Tabor flips to Gators
January, 9, 2014
By Gerry Hamilton | ESPN.com
One week after committing to Arizona during the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, the nation’s No. 15-ranked prospect Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate Academy) has had a change of heart.
According to Tabor’s mother, Merri Tabor, the versatile 6-foot-1, 188-pound defensive back has flipped his pledge to the Florida Gators.
Miller Safrit/ESPNJalen Tabor will enroll early and join the Gators for spring practice.
“It’s definitely correct, Jalen will be a Florida Gator,” Marie Tabor said via text. “Final decision.”
The Gators will also get Tabor on campus in Gainesville and enrolled by Monday his mother said.
Tabor took official visits to Maryland, Arizona, Florida and Alabama before trimming his list to the Tide and Wildcats prior to his announcement on Jan. 2.
The commitment to Arizona came as a surprise to many, even though teammate and close friend Jonathan Haden is also committed to the Wildcats.
Tabor was a standout throughout the week of Under Armour All-America practices, and during the game as well. He is the No. 5-ranked cornerback prospect in the 2014 class.
With Tabor, the Gators now have 21 commitments in the 2014 class. He joins 11 other ESPN 300 commits in the glass and is also one of 16 four-star prospects that Florida will welcome to Gainesville in this class.