As the 2023 recruiting cycle continues, Florida’s chances of landing top-end recruits become clearer and clearer by the day. The folks at On3’s Gators Online are confident enough at this point that Florida will land four-star Sharif Denson that they have submitted a prediction to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM).
Corey Bender said that the pick was submitted with 60% confidence, and the RPM gives the Gators an 87.6% chance to sign the legacy recruit from Bartram Trail in Jacksonville, Florida. Both his parents graduated from UF and the Gators offered him during his freshman year. That was under Dan Mullen’s staff, but Napier and Co. have kept the relationship going strong.
Denson named Florida one of his top five schools on May 9 as well as Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Texas A&M. He’s set to return to Gainesville for the third time this year on June 24 and has been to College Station (TAMU) as many times too.
Official visits aren’t scheduled just yet, but they may come over the summer and one would expect his top five to get them.
While being a legacy recruit does help things, Florida’s new coaching staff is the better draw for Denson and one of the main reasons experts feel he’ll commit to UF.
“Coach Toney and Corey Raymond are top-tier coaches and will develop me to be an NFL DB. Also, Florida has been my dream school growing up,” Denson said.
The On3 Consensus ranks Denson as the No. 182 overall recruit in the class of 2023 and the No. 19 cornerback in the cycle. Florida also holds a crystal ball prediction from Swamp247 from back in January.
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