Florida football: The Gators' 3 most-underrated 2017 recruits – SECcountry.com
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida currently has 15 commitments in the Class of 2017 and could add up to 10 more recruits by National Signing Day.
The Gators are still pursuing multiple 5-star prospects and will likely land a handful of 4-star recruits, in addition to the eight they already have pledged.
But UF also has a few a 3-star commits that could be better than their ratings and have reason to get Gator Nation excited.
1) 3-star RB Malik Davis, Tampa, Fla.
Davis is viewed by many Florida fans as the replacement for 4-star running back Adarius Lemons, who de-committed from the Gators after getting suspended from his high school. But this staff has actually been interested in Davis for some time and decided to offer him a scholarship prior to the situation with Lemons.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Davis is a dynamic playmaker with breakaway speed, something UF needs at the position. This season he set the Hillsborough County career rushing record and currently has 6,411 yards. Davis is averaging 12.3 yards per carry as a senior. Below are highlights from his game against Tampa Catholic, when he rushed for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
2) 3-star CB Shawn Davis, Miami
Cornerback is the No. 1 priority in this recruiting cycle, and Florida wants to sign at least five prospects at the position. The Gators have a pair of 4-star commitments (Elijah Blades) and could land at least two more (C.J. Henderson and Brad Stewart), but don’t sleep on Davis. He may have a 3-star rating, but his scholarship list suggests otherwise.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia and LSU are among the 27 schools that offered Davis, who competes against some of the nation’s best high school talent in Miami. He shined at a couple Florida summer camps and has incredible ball skills. The 5-11, 190-pound prospect will be a