Florida will have a big-time visitor on the sidelines when it takes on South Carolina Saturday.
Oaks Christian (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) DE Kayvon Thibodeaux tweeted Thursday that he will be in Gainesville this weekend. A 5-star recruit, Thibodeaux is rated the No. 1 player in the class of 2019 on the 247Sports Composite.
Landing Thibodeaux, who measures 6-4, 239 pounds, would be a huge boost to Florida’s ’19 recruiting class. The Gators currently have 15 players committed for a class with Composite rankings of No. 11 in the SEC and No. 23 nationally. Thibodeaux would be the first 5-star commitment for Dan Mullen in his tenure as Florida’s head coach.
Mullen and his staff appear to be facing an uphill battle. On 247Sports, Crystal Balls for Thibodeaux currently show Oregon leading with 59 percent of expert predictions, followed by USC (18 percent), Florida State (14 percent) and Alabama (5 percent). Thibodeaux has visited Alabama, Florida State and Oregon so far this season.
Check out his highlights in the clip below:
Gainesville this week end 🐊🐊
— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) November 8, 2018