It’s always nice when your school picks up a commitment heading into the weekend but it’s much sweeter when that commitment comes from a prospect that flips from a rival program.

That’s what Gator fans will have to celebrate this weekend as Ocala, Fla., native Jake Slaughter has flipped his commitment from Florida State to Florida.

“After hours of thoughts, prayers, and talks with family and friends, I will be decommitting from Florida State University and committing to the University of Florida,” Slaughter posted on Friday. “I wish nothing but the best for Florida State football, but I’ve always known I was a Gator and I’m happy to say that I’m staying home!”

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Trinity Catholic product is rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 9 center prospect and a top 100 overall player from the state of Florida in the 2021 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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Following this news, Florida now holds commitments from 22 prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The class currently ranks as the No. 10 class in the nation and the No. 4 class in the SEC.

To get an idea of the caliber of player the Gators are getting in Slaughter, check out his sophomore season highlight year with Trinity Catholic.

Florida’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Tyreak Sapp
#7 strong side DE
4-star
Florida
Trevonte Rucker
#33 receiver
4-star
Florida
Carlos Del Rio
#11 prostyle QB
4-star
Georgia
Daejon Reynolds
#37 receiver
4-star
Georgia
Diwun Black
#1 JUCO linebacker
4-star
Mississippi
Marcus Burke
#40 receiver
4-star
Florida
Charles Montgomery
#12 athlete
4-star
Florida
Kamar Wilcoxson
#16 safety
4-star
Florida
Gage Wilcox
#13 tight end
4-star
Florida
Chief Borders
#18 outside linebacker
4-star
Georgia
Justus Boone
#19 strong side DE
4-star
South Carolina
Donovan McMillon
#25 safety
3-star
Pennsylvania
Nick Elksnis
#15 tight end
3-star
Florida
Jordan Young
#28 cornerback
3-star
Florida
Javonte Gardner
#34 offensive tackle
3-star
Florida
Dakota Mitchell
#28 safety
3-star
Florida
Christopher Thomas
#31 defensive tackle
3-star
Florida
Deyavie Hammond
#1 JUCO offensive guard
3-star
Kansas
Jake Slaughter
#9 center
3-star
Florida
George Jackson
#64 offensive tackle
3-star
Georgia
Jalen Kitna
#29 prostyle QB
3-star
Texas
Adrein Strickland
#100 offensive tackle
3-star
Florida