Chris Lammons Commits to Florida: Gators Land 4-Star CB

Randy ChambersAnalyst IAugust 12, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

Cornerback Chris Lammons made his recruiting decision Monday afternoon on ESPNU and chose to make the Florida coaching staff extremely happy.

Derek Tyson of ESPN confirmed the commitment.

The 4-star defensive back, as evaluated by 247Sports, was one of three South Florida recruits who made their decision Monday. Lammons, who is from the Fort Lauderdale area, joins 4-star safety Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale) and 5-star wide receiver Ermon Lane (Homestead), both of whom also picked Florida.

Lammons had offers from every school imaginable, but he had trimmed his list to Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.

This commitment is absolutely huge for the Gators, a school that was already hot on the recruiting trail. Lammons now boosts a class that ranked 17th in the country and ninth in the SEC, according to 247Sports.

Lammons is a defensive back for Plantation High School, but he has the potential to play offense as well, a side of the ball that hasn't been kind to Florida lately. 

His best attribute is his superb athleticism. He is one of the more athletic players in the 2014 class at any position, and that translates well onto the field. He gets to top speed in a hurry and is elusive in the open field with the ball in his hands (Skip to 0:27 in the video).

As a cornerback, Lammons is still a little raw. He doesn't have great size at 5'9", 170 pounds, and his change-of-direction skills could use work. His hips also look a little stiff, which is always a concern in pass coverage. He would need to add weight and show more physicality to be a starting defensive player in the SEC.

While Lammons does have weaknesses he needs to address, he could easily become a special teams' contributor right away.

Lammons is the 247th ranked player in the 2014 recruiting class and the 21st ranked cornerback, according to 247Sports.