Dan Mullen’s Florida program is going to have a tough time catching up to Georgia if the Gators can’t keep the state’s top prospects from playing in Athens. However, that’s a reality Mullen’s program now faces following the latest recruiting rankings update from 247Sports as the top overall prospect from the state of Florida is currently planning on suiting up for the Bulldogs in college.

Georgia fans knew landing defensive lineman Jalen Carter last week was a big deal but they may not have known how big of a deal it would become as 247Sports recently catapulted the Apopka native all the way up to the top of the charts when it comes to 2020 recruits from the state of Florida. Making matters worse for the Gators, the state’s No. 2 overall prospect, running back Demarkcus Bowman, recently committed to Clemson over Florida.

The 6-foot-4, 301-pound Carter now ranks as the nation’s No. 64 overall recruit in the 2020 recruiting cycle and the No. 5 defensive tackle. Carter previously ranked as Florida’s No. 12 overall recruit before his ranking was updated.

Georgia’s 2020 Recruiting Class

Player
Position & Rank
Stars
State
Mekhail Sherman
#2 outside linebacker
5-star
Washington DC
Broderick Jones
#2 offensive tackle
5-star
Georgia
Tate Ratledge
#5 offensive tackle
4-star
Georgia
Jalen Carter
#5 defensive tackle
4-star
Florida
Carson Beck
#3 prostyle QB
4-star
Florida
Jalen Kimber
#11 cornerback
4-star
Texas
Nazir Stackhouse
#23 defensive tackle
4-star
Georgia
Jamil Burroughs
#24 defensive tackle
4-star
Georgia
Akinola Ogunbiyi
#12 offensive guard
4-star
Texas
Justin Robinson
#56 receiver
4-star
Georgia

If you haven’t seen Carter’s highlights, here is Florida’s top prospect in action: