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Gators recruiting class keeps climbing with 4-star lineman William Harrod

William Harrod

It was a great weekend all the way around for the Florida football program. Saturday night, the Dan Mullen era began with an impressive 53-6 win over Charleston Southern. Sunday night, the Gators added a commitment to their 2019 recruiting class when four-star offensive tackle William Harrod announced his intentions to head to Gainesville.

Harrod, (6-foot-5, 312 pounds) from Fort Washington (MD.) National Christian Academy, is among the top-35 offensive tackles in the country and is also a top-five overall talent in his home state of Maryland for the 2019 recruiting cycle. Harrod committed to Florida over Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee and many others.

With the addition of Harrod, the Gator 2019 class now sits at 14 commitments and offensive line is becoming one of the main strengths of this class.

Harrod joins four-star offensive tackle Wardrick Wilson (Miami), three-star offensive guard Riley Simonds,(Buford, GA), and three-star offensive tackle Ethan White (Clearwater) as the offensive line commitments for the 2019 class.

With the recent additions to their recruiting class, including Harrod, the Gators now sit at No. 21 in the 247sports.com recruiting rankings. That is a major improvement and a far cry from where they were ranked just a few weeks ago when they had fallen all the way to the low 30s.

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(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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