After more than one Rivals250 de-commitments within the previous few weeks, the Gators were at closing on the receiving stop of some relaxing news on Tuesday when Rivals250 defensive take care of Chris McClellan dedicated to the Gators.

The 6-foot-4, 299-pound senior selected the Florida Gators over additional affords from the Oklahoma Sooners, Alabama Crimson Tide and the Ohio Snort Buckeyes.

McClellan most not too long within the past took dependable visits to Alabama and Oklahoma, while the Gators performed host more than one instances since the summer. Now, the third-ranked prospect within the Sooner Snort is officially teamed up with the SEC East program.

Credit line of defense coach David Turner and assistant director of participant personnel Kelvin Bolden for this latest have on the recruiting path.

“I’m certainly picking the college for the college, the of us I will be enjoying with, and the culture of town in Gainesville. Or not it is truly welcoming and I continuously loved that about them,” McClellan suggested GT’s Corey Bender.

“The of us within town, man. They’re all in regards to the avid gamers, all in regards to the college, so it is accurate colossal, man. I savor that toughen.”

McClellan admits he changed into once thrown a curveball when Florida parted solutions with Dan Mullen accurate days forward of his announcement; on the opposite hand, he within the extinguish reeled himself assist in following prolonged conversations with those closest to him.

“It more or much less put a wrench into all the pieces for a minute, however after I accurate calmed down and took all the pieces assist in, all the pieces changed into once accurate,” McClellan stated.

McClellan visited Gainesville twice over the closing few months: for his dependable in early June and the Alabama game in mid-September. Over a month within the past, Turner made the long lunge back and forth to Owasso, Oklahoma, to gaze McClellan play as successfully.

“Man, coach Turner is awesome. Factual how he’s performed all the pieces, how he’s handled all the pieces, even with coach Mullen being fired. That accurate sticks out to me as successfully,” McClellan stated.

“The article with coach Turner is he’s been coaching within the SEC for a in reality long time. Though they’re getting a brand original coach, he quiet will seemingly be there.”

The UF workers compares McClellan to redshirt senior Zachary Carter attributable to his versatility and play-making skill within the trenches. Sadly, those two isn’t going to be enjoying alongside each diversified with Carter heading to the NFL subsequent year, however there would possibly be one other Gator who McClellan is rising closer to as successfully.

“My relationship with Dex (Gervon Dexter), man, getting being in a recount to play with him (will seemingly be colossal),” McClellan stated. “We’re going to be a colossal mix, cherish our play styles, however also the form of defense they play.”

With the addition of McClellan, the Gators take a seat at 12 commitments within the class of 2022 with approximately three weeks sooner than the Early Signing Interval kicks into equipment.

To sweeten it up more, the four-star prospect says he’ll be signing in December and then early enrolling in early January.

Preserve tuned to Gators Territory.

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