Billy Napier and the Florida Gators offered Davi Belfort, an in-state quarterback out of the class of 2025, in June following an impressive camp performance. At the time, Belfort was the lone rising sophomore to pick up an offer from the orange and blue despite the team not having a signal caller committed for either of the two preceding classes.
A lot has changed since then, though. For starters, Napier flipped Marcus Stokes from Penn State to secure a quarterback for the class of 2023. Belfort has also moved schools (again) and reclassified to the class of 2024, which moves up his recruitment by a full calendar year.
“The ’24 class is the one I’m supposed to be in so I’m excited to compete with the other guys in my class,” Belfort said to 247Sports. “It’s going to speed up the recruiting process for me but I’ve already had some really good talks with a lot of the college coaches recruiting me and they’re excited about the move for me as well.”
After playing his freshman year at Cardinal Newman in Palm Beach County, Belfort transferred to Dillard in Fort Lauderdale. It didn’t take long for him to move to Gulliver Prep in Miami, and that’s likely where he’ll finish his high school career. Four-star wide receiver Jalen Brown just recently committed to LSU out of Gulliver, so it’s a school with the right discoverability for Belfort.
Speaking of discoverability, Belfort’s name might be one of the reasons he’s received so much hype early on. His father is MMA legend Vitor Belfort, and that’s bound to draw some attention to him. But he’ll have to build on a season where he completed 59% of his passes for 2,016 yards and 22 touchdowns (seven interceptions).
The goal is to cut his list down to 10 schools before his now junior year begins. Florida was among a handful of schools named by the recruit but visits over the fall could help him narrow things down.
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