Recruiting: 3-star defensive tackle Jordon Scott commits to Florida Gators

Jordon Scott (Photo from 247Sports)

Jordon Scott (Photo from 247Sports)

The Gators landed an important commitment Wednesday evening.

Largo-Pinellas Park defensive tackle Jordon Scott verbally committed to Florida, according to multiple online reports. Scott is the sixth recruit to join the Gators’ 2017 class.

But Scott’s pledge is an especially important one as he fills a big need with Florida not signing a defensive tackle to its 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot-1, 345-pound Scott would be the first defensive tackle to sign with the Gators since Andrew Ivie signed in 2015.

Scott is rated as a three-star prospect and as the country’s 60th-best 2017 defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He recorded 84 tackles and nine sacks as a high school junior last season.

Scott also holds offers from Florida State, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others. His highlight tape shows a powerful interior defensive lineman who possesses impressive quickness and athleticism for his size.

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times earlier this month, Scott said he plans to enroll early in college.

After Scott’s commitment, the Gators’ 2017 class is ranked 38th nationally by 247Sports. The group includes two four-star prospects and four three-star prospects.

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