Gators Continue To Gain Traction In South Florida
Miami Palmetto High School wide receiver, Brashard Smith pledged his commitment to the Florida Gators on Wednesday afternoon. Smith became the eighth commitment to the Gators’ fourth-ranked class for the 2021 recruiting cycle. At 5’8.5″ and 177 pounds, Smith is expected to be utilized as an all-purpose back in Dan Mullen’s offense.
— Brashard Smith🧸¹ (@BrashardS) January 8, 2020
Although he may not have great size, Smith boasts speed and athleticism with a 4.34-second shuttle and a 29.5″ vertical leap. The three-star prospect sits outside of the top 300 at number 332 but has received a lot of interest from some of the nation’s top programs. Smith chose the Gators over 28 other teams, including Alabama, LSU, and Miami. Gators’ quarterbacks coach, Brian Johnson is credited with gaining the commitment.
Securing the Miami native is another step in the right direction for a program that is working diligently to reclaim recruiting supremacy within the state. Smith is the third player from Miami to choose the Gators this month, as Xzavier Henderson (Colombus High) and Lorenzo Lingard — yes, he’s technically from Orange City, but he is transferring from Miami — also announced they would be joining the ranks.