The month of June has been one of the busiest yet for Billy Napier and the rest of Florida’s new staff, at least from a recruiting standpoint. There’s a lot of pressure on Napier to land an elite class in 2023 with a full year to put something together, but that doesn’t mean the Gators are ignoring the class of 2024. Five-star edge rusher Eddrick Houston is one of the elite rising juniors that Florida has its eye on, and he’s expected to stop by Gainesville for an unofficial visit on June 25, according to 247Sports.
The Gators have started to mix in visits from the very best in the next recruiting cycle, and Houston fits the bill. He’s considered the third-best edge rusher in his class by the 247Sports composite and lands at No. 24 overall nationally regardless of position. As one might expect, the very best in college football are already after him.
Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee highlight his offer list, and Houston is already starting to make the rounds. He just left Knoxville for a meeting with the Volunteers and is closing out his month of June with Florida. There’s no rush to decide things, though.
Houston plans to take all the time he needs to comfortably arrive at a decision and sees things getting wrapped up sometime during his senior year. That gives Napier and Co. well over a year to get where they want to be with this blue-chipper out of Buford, Georgia, but they can’t afford to get behind with so many other powerhouses in hot pursuit.
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