After a month of entertaining many of the top prospects in the nation, Florida head coach Dan Mullen was able to signal the masses. The Gators received a commitment.
It’s Great to be a Florida Gator! #ChosenFew22
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) June 20, 2021
This commitment came from highly rated linebacker, Shemar James of Mobile, Alabama. James is a 6’3, 200 lb prospect attending Faith Academy.
— shemar.james (@shemar0524) June 20, 2021
According to 247Sports, James finished 2020 with 66 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks.
James is ranked the No. 15 LB in the 2022 recruiting cycle and the No. 146 overall prospect in the nation, per the 247 composite rankings.
Linebacker coach Christian Robinson was the primary recruiter for James, who visited the program this weekend. James previously visited Alabama and Auburn. He was thought to be an Alabama lean until his decision on Sunday.
James was targeted by all the blue-blood programs in the southeast as, Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, and LSU were among the schools to present an offer.