Tabor effect: 4-star DB drops Gators, eyes Gamecocks


Maybe the prospect of competing with Vernon Hargreaves and new five-star commitment Jalen Tabor for instant playing time seemed a bit daunting to Chris Lammons? Very late Thursday, the four-star cornerback stepped back on what had been a five-month commitment to Florida.

Lammons denied that claim on Twitter, but one has to wonder if early playing time is in the back of his mind–and South Carolina has the opportunity to play early.

“No I Did Not Decommit Because Of Jalen Tabor Commitment I Decommited To Put Myself In A Better Position,” Lammons Tweeted late Thursday. Meanwhile, Gamecocks commitments like Terry Googer were telling him on Twitter to switch over.

Lammons (5-10/170) came aboard in early August with RB Dalvin Cook and WR Ermon Lane as part of a big-time south Florida one-day sweep for the Gators. Since then, Cook has flipped to Florida State, and Lane has shown some signs of wavering. At the time in August, it was one of the better trios to ever commit to Florida on the same day.

Tabor switched his allegiance from Arizona to Florida on Thursday morning, and is hoping to be enrolled in school as early as Monday–so that will be that if all the paperwork goes through. Lammons had changed his mind by the end of the same day, and he also has an official visit schedule for Jan. 24 at South Carolina, while Wisconsin is also a possible player (albeit without an official visit set up yet). Wisconsin recruits relatively well in Broward County, Florida, where Lammons is from.

EDITOR’S NOTE: All references to ratings are according to the composite ranking.



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  • Come on over to Gamecock Nation brother, you will be an instant legend.

  • “No I Did Not Decommit Because Of Jalen Tabor Commitment I Decommited To Put Myself In A Better Position.” Uh huh, and I’m not saying you’re afraid of competition, I’m saying you’re transferring in order to avoid as much of it as possible.

  • Seeing that UF will sign 4-5 CBs, it’s not that surprising. Lammons had South Carolina high on his list before he committed to the gators. With Ahmad Christian transferring to pursue baseball this comes as little surprise. Both CB spots are going to be wide open this year.