Despite Florida’s offensive struggles in Thursday’s spring game, head coach Billy Napier received positive news as one of the nation’s elite prospects committed to his program.
Four-star safety Xavier Filsaime announced his commitment during halftime of the annual Orange and Blue debut.
The McKinney, Texas native is the No. 36 ranked prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle and the No. 2 player at his position, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He committed to Florida over Alabama, Georgia, Arizona State and many more offers.
As a junior, Filsaime recorded 76 tackles and a pass breakup to go along with three forced fumbles and three recoveries.
Filsaime received an offer from the Gators in January and was on campus Thursday for the spring game. While in Gainesville, he was able to meet new defensive coordinator, Austin Armstrong.
Filsaime is the seventh 2024 prospect in a Florida class that currently ranks No. 6 in the nation.