After a great weekend visiting Gainesville and the Gators new coaching staff, the odds are strongly tipping in Florida’s favor to land 4-star Safety Trey Dean. The 6′ 2″ prospect from Hampton, Georgia, de-committed in from the Volunteers in December after the the Vols season continued to come crashing down and Butch Jones was (finally) fired.
Dean reportedly loved his trip to Gainesville and built a great connection with the coaching staff, who recently hired Charlton Warren as it’s Defensive Backs coach, someone Dean knew very well from his time visiting the Vols. It is our strong belief that he will make the commitment to the Gators prior to or on December 20th, when Dean plans to earl enroll.
If Dean does make the signing a reality, the No. 22 overall safety prospect will be the 3rd safety committed to the Gators for the 2018 class. He would join Randy Russell and John Higgins, who committed today (technically the Gators plan to sign S Amari Burney, but reported plans are for him to move to outside linebacker). Alabama is the other main competitor for the Gators, though they already have 4 commits at the position for 2018.
Signing Chance? – Put it in pen, he’ll be a Gator.
— Trey Dean (@__TD3) December 17, 2017