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Mohamoud Diabate announced his commitment to the Gators on Wednesday night via a video on Instagram. The 6’3.5 211-pound OLB from Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama becomes Florida’s thirteenth commitment in the 2019 class. Diabate is a 4-star prospect and is rated as the #144 overall recruit and #10 OLB for the cycle.

Recruited by defensive line coach Sal Sunseri and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Diabate attended the annual Friday Night Lights last month. During the event, he recorded a 4.44- twenty yard shuttle time and a 38.1″ vertical. Florida has trended upward for the talented athlete since the event and beat out 18 other schools for his commitment including, Alabama, Auburn, FSU, and LSU.

247Sports Recruiting analyst, John Garcia Jr. had this to say about Diabate, in his recruiting assessment:

“Mohamoud Diabate is a long and lean pass rusher who can stress the edge of an offensive line with his hand in the ground or from a stand up position. His 6-foot-4 frame and sheer athleticism allows him to get to the passer quicker than most, with the length and range to help make up for a lack of polish early in his prep career. Diabate plays with a high motor and runs very well for his size, allowing him to make plays all over the field. With better leverage and added bulk to his frame before the next level, he can be a force fairly early in his college career.”

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