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Florida receives commitment from 4-star California QB Matt Corral

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Florida received a commitment from four-star quarterback Matt Corral on Saturday night.

Corral, from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, announced his decision on Twitter.

“This recruiting process have been an amazing and humbling journey,” Corral wrote. “First, I would like to thank all the coaches and programs that have recruited me. I have met some amazing people throughout this process. Secondly, I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends for their support.

“After thoughtful consideration and talking with my family, I have decided to take my talents to the University of Florida! #AllBite18

“Let’s do something special #GatorNation”

Corral, who is 6-foot-2 and 196 pounds, is the nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback. He picked the Gators during an unofficial visit. He had been committed to USC from February 2016 to June 2017.

Alabama, Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and UCLA have all also offered Corral. Despite his commitment to Florida, he has a scheduled unofficial visit to Georgia set for Wednesday.

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier serves as his primary recruiter for the Gators.

Corral also is ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 23 overall prospect in the nation and No. 3 overall prospect in California.

Overall, Russell is Florida’s fifth commitment this week, including the fourth in the 2018 recruiting class. Four-star offensive guard Curtis Dunlapfour-star tight end Kyle Pitts, three-star tight end Dante Lang and three-star safety Randy Russell are the others in the 2018 class.

Florida’s 2018 class as a whole now has 12 commitments. It’s ranked 40th in the nation and eighth in the SEC by 247Sports.

Offensive tackle Wardrick Wilson and defensive end Cameron Williams, both currently unranked 2019 prospects, also committed to the Gators this weekend. Florida’s 2019 class currently is ranked No. 1 by 247Sports.

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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