Florida makes top 5 for this 4-star defensive lineman

Four-star defensive lineman Kelby Collins dropped his list of top five schools, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and South Carolina on Tuesday. The Gardendale, Alabama, native is ranked as the 70th overall prospect and the sixth-best at his position, according to the 247Sports composite.

Collins told On3 that the Gators mainly made his list of top schools due to a conversation he had with the assistant director of college personnel and on-campus recruiting coordinator Chase Clark, who was retained and promoted from former head coach Dan Mullen’s staff. Clark told him about how they have a need for edge rushers this cycle because of all the players they expect to lose after this season.

Collins has not made a trip to the Swamp so far since head coach Billy Napier has taken over the program. However, he could use an official visit to see the Gators since they made his top five and each prospect gets five of them to use. So far, he has made two unofficial trips to the Crimson Tide and another one to the Bulldogs.


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