Gators target and elite 2022 athlete updates commitment timeline

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Florida made the top three for 2022 four-star athlete Azareyeh Thomas earlier in August but the Gators will have to wait until at least next month for a decision.

Thomas took to Twitter on Saturday announcing that he’d be making his decision soon but that he “will not be committing in August.” Florida landed in Thomas’ top three in July and attended the Friday Night Lights Camp to close the month out. The other programs bidding for his services are LSU and Georgia Tech (where Thomas’ brother Juanyeh plays). The Tigers sit as the current 247Sports crystal ball favorite but GatorsTerritory has Florida in the lead.

Thomas is an absolute animal on both defense and offense, but the Gators have cornerbacks coach Jules Montinar leading the recruiting effort. Thomas shut down four-star 2023 Gators commit Raymond Cottrell last season with ease and led his team into a deep playoff run. 247Sports rates him as the nation’s No. 89 recruit on its industry-generated composite list.

Florida has begun rebuilding their secondary for the future after last year’s disastrous season on defense. Thomas would be a main part of the rebuild after players such as Kaiir Elam and Jaydon Hill depart.

No official date is set, but the “soon” in Thomas’ tweet certainly hints at a September reveal.

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