Jalen Julius ran an official 4.31-second time in the 40-yard dash recently. It was done on a college campus.
You can have a charming disposition and a great smile, but when you’re a DB–nothing beats that kind of speed. Julius, an under-the-radar DB out of Orlando who has gathered a ton of recruiting steam since early March, is on board with the Gators and is their 7th commitment for the 2015 class. Julius is 5-foot-11, 170 pounds and just transferred to West Orange H.S. in Winter Garden after playing at Evans H.S. in Orlando in the past. Since March 10, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Tennessee have all offered scholarships to the three-star DB.
“I love that the Gators are a big family,” Julius told Saturday Down South after announcing his commitment late Wednesday. “I think we are going to win at least 10 games this year.”
He called head coach Will Muschamp with the news late Wednesday. He described himself to the Orlando Sentinel recently as a “heck of an athlete who’s got fluid hips”. Last year at Evans, he rushed 64 times for 397 yards and 3 TDs and also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Julius’ brother James Julius signed with Pitt out of high school a year ago, but has transferred to FBS Bethune-Cookman.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.