Florida hopes to get this Utah WR commit in town for a visit

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Three-star receiver Justius Lowe committed to the University of Utah just before the early signing period but he held off on signing right away, leaving the door open for other programs.

Florida is one of those programs and Billy Napier is the man most in contact with Lowe, according to 247Sports. It’s not lost on Lowe that most recruits don’t get such special attention from all the way across the country, and the effort Napier is making seems to be going a long way.

“Honestly the head coach, he’s been on me more than Coach KC,” Lowe said. “It means a lot. When a head coach reaches out to a guy, and he is reaching out to me personally is big. He was the first one to reach out to me from Florida. That really means a lot.”

Napier hasn’t offered Lowe yet, but he may be waiting for just the right moment to do so. Lowe said he plans on visiting Utah on Jan. 14 and then making the trip to Florida with his family. Distance isn’t his biggest concern, but the family wants him close to home.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 182-pounder’s hands are what interests the Gators the most. Florida needs to add some sure-handed depth to its recruiting class, and Napier seems to think Lowe has what it takes to play in the Southeastern Conference. That’s music to Lowe’s ears.

“That would be a big offer,” he said. “A lot of people see me as a Pac-12 guy, but Florida is an SEC school, so I think that would show people I am more than a Pac-12 caliber guy. I have heard a lot of great things about Florida. I think it’s a great program.”

Wherever he lands, Lowe’s plan to elevate his recruiting stock by holding off on the early signing period has worked. Napier seems to be on the right track to flip him, but those visits could change a lot.

On3 has Lowe rated as a four-star recruit and as the 30th best receiver in the nation, but Rivals and 247Sports think he’s a three-star.

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