Billy Napier picked up a big-time win on the recruiting trail to kick off the month of June for Florida.

Saturday afternoon, Florida picked up its first commitment in the 2026 recruiting class with a pledge from elite in-state quarterback Will Griffin. A top-100 prospect for the cycle, Griffin has received SEC offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas A&M to go with a host of other Power 5 offers.

He officially confirmed his commitment on social media, announcing he’s proud to be the first player committed for the 2026 recruiting class.

Griffin is listed at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds out of Tampa’s Jesuit High School. According to the 247 Sports Composite, he’s a 4-star prospect and the 89th overall recruit in the nation. Griffin is also rated as the 7th QB in the cycle.

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Impact of the commitment

Florida is fresh off of signing 5-star QB DJ Lagway in the 2024 recruiting class, a top-10 overall prospect for the cycle. The Gators have yet to land a QB in the 2025 recruiting class, but the presence of Lagway and picking up Griffin for 2026 keeps a stream of talented QBs coming into Gainesville.

Billy Napier enters the 2024 season on a hot seat and embroiled in more off-field drama related to Jaden Rashada, but he’s picked up a key in-state player to jumpstart the 2026 recruiting class.