Posted: 5:14 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
By Andy Hutchins
Plantation High cornerback Chris Lammons committed to Florida this afternoon, becoming the 13th commit in the class of 2014 for the Gators.
Lammons, the first domino in a set of three that could fall Florida's way on Monday, chooses the Gators over fellow front-runners South Carolina and Tennessee, and is the sort of quick-twitch player who could do a lot of good in the secondary. 247Sports, Rivals, Scout, and ESPN all rate him as a four-star prospect, and he's the No. 204 prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Here's a bit of Bud Elliott's scouting report on Lammons from earlier this summer:
Lammons is really, really athletic. He's also quite raw, given that he plays quarterback for his high school team. Living in Florida, I've been lucky enough to see him play cornerback at several 7-on-7 events, and have come away very impressed.
One of Lammons' best attributes is his quickness. He is able to reach top speed almost immediately, which helps to cut down on receiver separation. His speed is good, but is not in the elite or track category.
But he needs that phenomenal quickness, as he lacks elite size...
...and also needs seasoning at the cornerback position. A redshirt season would be a possibility for Lammons, especially if Florida's secondary experiences little non-NFL Draft-based turnover entering 2014.
There's also the strong possibility that Lammons's recruitment is not completely over, one hinted at by 247Sports' Luke Stampini and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Dieter Kurtenbach, but Derek Tyson saying that Lammons and Will Muschamp talked over the weekend probably quells some of that for now.
And now Florida fans can move on to anticipating the commitments of Ermon Lane and Quincy Wilson tonight, which should complete a Monday trifecta for the Gators.