Despite a 4-8 finish this year, the Florida Gators and head coach Will Muschamp are proving they can still recruit with the best of them.
The Gators capped off a big day in the recruiting department Thursday with the addition of wide receiver Moral Stephens (Perry, Fla./Taylor County). He announced his decision via Twitter.
I just committed to the university of Florida #GatorNation
— moralstephens03 (@moralstephens03) December 12, 2013
Stephens’ commitment came on the heels of four-star offensive tackle David Sharpe’s commitment earlier in the day.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Stephens is listed as a wide receiver, but is expected to play more of a hybrid wide receiver/tight end role for the Gators. Stephens has good hands and is the type of athlete that could provide some match-up problems and add some versatility to Florida’s offense, similar to what Jordan Reed used to offer.
The four-star Stephens also held offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State and Georgia, among many others. With his commitment, Florida now has 18 commits for 2014, including 11 in the ESPN 300.
With the addition of Sharpe and Stephens, Florida is clearly putting an emphasis on the offensive side of the ball, and rightfully so considering how horrible the Gators were offensively this season. But, when considering that Florida is currently without an offensive coordinator and an offensive line coach, it is pretty impressive that they are still pulling in these top tier offensive recruits. The rebuild is in full swing.
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