Gators get On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine pick for 2025 WR

The 2024 recruiting cycle is currently in full gear but that does not mean that the media is ignoring the classes down the road. On Saturday morning, On3’s Corey Bender submitted an On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine pick for Florida football in favor of 2025 four-star wide receiver Hardley Gilmore out of Pahokee (Florida) with a confidence level of 65%.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 165-pound pass-catcher told On3 on Thursday that, “Right now, Florida is No. 1” — that bullish take on the Orange and Blue likely played into Bender’s decision. It also helps that the rising high school junior has already gotten in some reps with four-star quarterback Austin Simmons, a fellow 2025 class member who has already committed to UF — among others.

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“Me and Austin Simmons have a good bond. I have a good bond with another Florida Gators commit as well in Chauncey Bowens. I played with him my ninth-grade year,” the Gilmore said.

“That makes a big deal. I’m close with Chauncey and I’m also close with Will Norman and Knijeah Harris who are on the team now, so that bond with all of them is great. They are recruiting me hard to Florida.”

Gilmore is ranked No. 106 overall and No. 18 at his position nationally according to the 247Sports composite while the On3 industry ranking has him at Nos. 112 and 18, respectively. On3’s Recruiting Prediction Machine has the Orange and Blue with a 97.0% chance of signing him.

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