Four-star quarterback DJ Lagway will announce his college decision on Wednesday, Dec. 7, and the Florida Gators are the overwhelming favorites to land him, according to the On3 recruiting prediction machine.
UF currently has 72.3% odds to land him following a recent prediction submitted by On3 National Recruiting Analyst Sam Spiegelman. In July, Spiegelman picked the Gators to land Lagway but only with 50% confidence. That confidence level is now up to 65%, which isn’t too big of a jump but is still significant.
LSU, Texas A&M and USC still seem to be in the fold, but On3’s RPM doesn’t give any of those programs better than an 8.1% chance to land Lagway. He also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma, but they are below the 2% threshold.
“I’m going for Florida with Lagway,” Spiegelman said on On3’s YouTube channel. “I think throughout the fall, Florida and Clemson have been the two teams steadily recruiting DJ Lagway. I think that’s been a theme since before Sept. 1 and will only continue afterward.”
Florida is making Lagway feel like a priority and the similarities between him and current Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson are hard to miss. There’s a feeling that Lagway would thrive under Billy Napier, and it may be the reason he feels comfortable committing earlier than expected.
The On3 composite currently ranks Lagway at No. 21 overall and No. 3 among quarterbacks. Although he’s listed as a four-star talent, he could easily gain that fifth star during his senior year. The 247Sports composite does have Lagway listed as a five-star already, but he’s a bit lower ranked at No. 24 overall and No. 4 at his position.
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