Florida may be on a bye week, but the Gators’ coaching staff just landed one of the biggest wins of their careers. Five-star defensive lineman LJ McCray announced his commitment to the program Saturday.
BREAKING: Five-Star DL LJ McCray tells me he has Committed to Florida!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) October 21, 2023
The 6’6 275 DL from Daytona Beach, FL chose the Gators over Miami, Florida State, & Georgia
McCray is ranked as the No. 1 DL in the ‘24 Class 🐊https://t.co/oK4jaMDwoe pic.twitter.com/lGNrDcHy6A
McCray is rated No. 2 in the 2024 recruiting class at his position and No. 6 overall according to 247Sports.
The Daytona Beach native is listed as 6’6 and 260 lbs. As a junior, he recorded 47 tackles, 17.5 for loss, and three sacks.
McCray officially visited UF in June and was back on campus when the Gators played Tennessee. He’s also taken official visits to Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and Auburn.
McCray becomes the highest rated player in Florida’s 2024 class and joins fellow five-star prospects, QB DJ Lagway and CB Xavier Filsaime. The class is currently ranked No. 3 in the team rankings for the ’24 cycle.