The Florida Gators 2022 recruiting class lost a prospect as Berkley Prep (Tampa) tight end CJ Hawkins announced his commitment to the Stanford Cardinal Thursday evening.
Florida and Stanford both offered the 6-foot-7-inch and 220-pound product on March 9, 2021. Hawkins committed to UF five days later. He unofficially visited Florida on two separate occasions: June 1, 2021 and Sept. 18, 2021 along with attending a camp on June 30. The three-star player also had an official visit in Paolo Alto just five days prior to that camp.
The Gators current have no tight ends committed one season after having the highest drafted tight end in NFL history. However, they still have plenty of roster with eligibility following the 2021 season. As of right now, the Gators have junior Keon Zipperer, redshirt freshman Jonathan Odom and the freshmen pair of Gage Wilcox and Nick Elksnis who could all potentially come back for 2022.