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Florida Football Recruiting

Florida loses another 2019 signee as Black headed to JUCO

May 13, 2019

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On Monday evening the Gator Nation received some bad, but not completely unexpected news when 2019 four-star signee Diwun Black‍ announced via Twitter that he would be unable to enroll at Florida, and would instead be required to attend a junior college first.

Via a direct message exchange with Inside the Gators, Black said he was unsure if he would be required to go the JUCO route for nine or 18 months.

Either way, despite the complete support shown to him by current Florida head coach Dan Mullen, there’s not guarantee that he will indeed end up back in Gainesville as he will have to start the recruiting process over.

The loss of Black combined with the transfers of Chris Steele and Jalon Jones means that Florida will have lost three of their top 14 signees before fall camp even begins. 

When you remove those three from the class, in the 247 Composite Florida falls to 260.95 points, going from the No. 9 overall class - No. 5 in the SEC to No. 14 in the nation - No. 7 in the SEC.

Obviously, those rankings could change as other programs suffer academic casualties as well.

However, also keep in mind that another Florida signee, Keon Zipperer, retook his standardized test last month and we are awaiting word on his status. 

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