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Looking at how Florida football's 2024 recruiting class took off in June

Florida football coach Billy Napier and his staff created some buzz on the recruiting trail in June, augmenting a 2024 class that now ranks among the best in the nation.

Per 247Sports, UF's 2024 class currently ranks third nationally, behind only Georgia and Ohio State. The Gators added 10 commitments in June to boost their total to 17, which includes one five-star, 11 four stars and six top 100 national prospects.

Here's an updated look at UF's 2024 class:

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QB D.J. Lagway

Height/weight: 6-2, 225

School: Willis High School. Willis, Texas

Rating: Five star

Consensus National Rank: 21

The skinny: Lagway is considered the top-rated dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2024. He played in eight games last season before being hobbled by an ankle sprain. He passed for 2,080 yards with 24 TDs while rushing for 517 yards and 7 TDs.

Florida Gators recruit DJ Lagway listens to Florida Gators offensive analyst for quarterbacks Ryan O'Hara speak after the game during the Florida Gators Orange and Blue Spring Game at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, April 13, 2023. [Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun]
Florida Gators recruit DJ Lagway listens to Florida Gators offensive analyst for quarterbacks Ryan O'Hara speak after the game during the Florida Gators Orange and Blue Spring Game at Steve Spurrier Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, April 13, 2023. [Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun]

DB Xavier Filsaime

Height/weight: 6-1, 180

School: McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 35

The skinny: Filsaime recorded 76 tackles and forced three fumbles last season to help lead McKinney to the third round of the state playoffs. In addition to playing football, Filsaime ran track, where he posted personal bests of 10.52 seconds in the 100-meters, 22.38 seconds in the 200-meters, and 22 feet, 0.75 inches in the long jump.

LB Adarius Hayes

Height/weight: 6-4, 210

School: Largo High School, Largo

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 46

The skinny: Hayes turned down offers from Alabama, Auburn and Florida State to commit to UF.  He finished the 2022 season with 121 tackles (14 for loss), three pass breakups and three quarterback hurries to help lead Largo to a 9-3 record and the first round of the state playoffs.

LB Myles Graham

Height/weight: 6-1, 212

School: Woodward Academy, Atlanta

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 49

The skinny: Graham. the son of former Gators running back Earnest Graham, was Florida's first commitment of the class last August. As a sophomore at Naples Evangelical Christian in 2021, Graham was a standout on defense with 130 tackles, eight pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and an interception.

Edge rusher Jamonta Waller

Height/weight: 6-2, 225

School: Picayune Memorial High School, Picayune, Miss.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 72

The skinny: Waller has shown playmaking ability during his high school career, with 106 tackles, 24 tackles for loss 11.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries at Picayune Memorial High School. An exceptional athlete, Waller posted a 20-foot, 2-inch long jump as a sophomore and a 36-11 triple jump for Picayune Memorial's track team.

Picayune defensive end Jamonta Waller (11) breaks away and scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the MHSAA Class 5A football championships against West Point in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.
Picayune defensive end Jamonta Waller (11) breaks away and scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the MHSAA Class 5A football championships against West Point in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

LB Aaron Chiles

Height/weight: 6-3, 220

School: Our Lady Good Counsel High School, Olney, Md.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 77

The skinny: Chiles had 74 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries during his junior season at Our Lady Good Counsel High School. He's a hard hitter with a strong football IQ capable of directing a defense.

TE Amir Jackson

Height/weight: 6-4, 223

School: Portal High School, Portal, Ga.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 113

The skinny: Jackson had 22 catches for 428 yards and four touchdowns in 2022. A sure-handed, big target, Jackson also is a standout high school basketball player who averaged 13.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals as a junior for a Portal team that went 28-2.

DL Amaris Williams

Height/weight: 6-3, 270

School: Clinton High School, Clinton, N.C.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 175

The skinny: A two-way standout at Clinton High School, Williams had 43 tackles for loss and 18 sacks on defense and rushed 32 times for 251 yards and 5 TDs. Projects as an interior defensive lineman with pass rush potential as he continues to add bulk and strength.

WR Jerrae Hawkins

Height/weight: 5-9, 165

School: IMG Academy, Bradenton

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 237

The skinny: Caught 67 passes for 1,173 yards and 14 TDs last season at Wheeling Park (W. Va.) High School. Also, as a state track champion in the 100 and 200 meters, Hawkins has posted personal bests of 10.45 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.48 seconds in the 200 meters.

DL Nasir Johnson

Height/weight: 6-4, 300

School: Dublin High School, Dublin, Ga.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 244

The skinny: A two-way standout, Johnson got snaps at both right tackle and defensive tackle, helping lead Dublin to a 7-4 mark and the second round of the Georgia state playoffs. He's a strong assignment player capable of plugging the gaps and can fight off blockers with his strong upper body strength.

WR Izaiah Williams

Height/weight: 6-0, 172

School: Carrollwood Day Academy, Tampa

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 325

The skinny: Williams had 6 passes for 146 yards and 2 TDs in five games for Carrollwood last season despite missing more than half of the season due to a collarbone injury. A track standout, Williams brings speed to the receiver posting, having posted a personal best of 10.94 in the 100 meters.

RB Kahnen Daniels

Height/weight: 5-11, 190

School: West Point High School, West Point, Miss.

Rating: Four star

Consensus National Rank: 338

The skinny: Daniels helped lead West Point to the Class 5A state football finals as a run-first quarterback who also spent time on offense at running back and wide receiver. Daniels has rushed for more than 3,050 yards and 32 TDs over his last two seasons, averaging 10.3 yards per carry.

S Josiah Davis

Height/weight: 6-1, 185

School: Berrian High School, Nashville, Ga.

Rating: Three star

Consensus National Rank: 492

The skinny:  Davis posted 70 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in 2022. He also has potential value as a return man - he returned seven kickoffs for TDs while averaging 51.0 yards per return.

OT Marcus Mascoll

Height/weight: 6-4, 292

School: South Gwinnett High School, Snellville, Ga.

Rating: Three star

Consensus National Rank: 674

The skinny:  Started at left tackle for South Gwinnett High last season, competing in Georgia's highest classification. Also, did throwing events for South Gwinnett's track team, posting a personal best 43-feet, 9.5-inches in the shot put as a 10th grader.

OL Noel Portnjagin

Height/weight: 6-5, 334

School: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Rating: Three star

Consensus National Rank: 926

The skinny: Portnjagin started at left tackle for the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. He was also a member of the 2022 German national football team.

DL Michai Boireau

Height/weight: 6-5, 390

School: Creekside High School, Fairburn, Ga.

Rating: Three star

Consensus National Rank: NA

The skinny:  Boireau had 43 tackles - 7 for loss - 4 sacks and 3 quarterback hurries to help lead Creekside to a 10-3 record last season. He chose Florida over offers from Georgia, Auburn, Florida State and Boston College.

OT Mike Williams

Height/weight: 6-7, 310

School: Creekside High School, Fairburn, Ga.

Rating: Three star

Consensus National Rank: NA

The skinny:  Williams was a starting left tackle on a Creekside team that went 10-3 last season playing in Georgia's highest classification.

Analysis

The SEC is a line of scrimmage league, and UF's 2024 class reflects a heavily emphasis on the offensive and defensive lines of scrimmage, with potential pass rush threats such as Waller and Williams added in June. If Napier can keep it together by Signing Day in December it will set a foundation for a team that can protect the quarterback and create havoc for opposing quarterbacks in future seasons.

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This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Updated look at the Florida Gators football 2024 recruiting class