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Jay-nard Bostwick Commits to Florida: What Massive 4-Star DT Brings to Gators

Jay-nard Bostwick after announcing his commitment to the University of Florida. Via 247Sports
Jay-nard Bostwick after announcing his commitment to the University of Florida. Via 247Sports
Nick de la TorreCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2013

In 2012, Will Muschamp was unable to sign a single un-committed recruit on national signing day. It didn't take long for Muschamp to improve on that record this year.

According to 247Sports.com, the Gators have received a commitment from 4-star defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick.

Bostwick announced his college decision at his high school. He chose Florida over Miami and Alabama.

The Gators hosted Bostwick last weekend. Being the last school to see him could have played in Florida's favor. 

What does landing Bostwick mean for the Gators? How does he fit into Florida's defense?

At 6'4" and 280 pounds, Bostwick is a versatile defensive lineman who could play the 5-technique in Florida's 3-4 front or defensive tackle in a more traditional four-man front. His versatility is something that will help the Gators as they look to replace both Sharrif Floyd and Omar Hunter. 

Bostwick will challenge Caleb Brantley and Darious Cummings for playing time in Florida's rotation and should be able to find playing time early in his freshman season. 

Landing Bostwick gives the Gators much needed depth along the defensive line. Currently, the Gators only have three real options to play inside on the defensive line (Dominique Easley, Leon Orr, Damien Jacobs). The addition of Bostwick, along with Caleb Brantley and Darious Cummings, will allow the Gators to rotate their defensive linemen throughout the game. 

The Gators already had one of the top ranked classes, according to 247Sports composite rankings. Signing Jay-nard Bostwick only makes their class deeper and better. 

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