The Gators have added another prospect to their 2017 recruiting class.
Blount (Ala.) athlete Kadarius Toney verbally committed to Florida on Wednesday night, becoming the fifth recruit to join the Gators’ 2017 class. But the 6-foot, 177-pound Toney is the first recruit from outside the state of Florida to join the group.
Toney is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. He’s listed as the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback and the state of Alabama’s No. 33 prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Toney also holds offers from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and USF among others.
Although Toney reportedly committed to Florida as an athlete, he plays quarterback for Blount High School. Blount coach Lev Holly told AL.com that the Gators “told (Toney) they will give him a shot to play quarterback, and they will go from there.”
As a junior last season, Toney threw for 3,604 yards and 37 touchdowns, and ran for 896 yards and 16 touchdowns. His highlight tape shows a shifty and speedy athlete who can make plays with his legs and and his arm.
Toney is the first recruit from Alabama to commit to Florida’s 2017 class, but he probably won’t be the last. The Gators signed three recruits from Alabama in 2016.
After Toney’s commitment, the Gators’ 2017 class is ranked 40th nationally by 247Sports. The group includes two four-star prospects and three three-star prospects.