Florida football recruiting: Four-star 2026 QB Will Griffin commits to Gators as class cornerstone

By OnlyGators.com Staff
June 1, 2024
Florida football recruiting: Four-star 2026 QB Will Griffin commits to Gators as class cornerstone
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One of head coach Billy Napier’s top targets in the 2026 recruiting cycle has made his decision. Four-star quarterback Will Griffin (Tampa, FL) on Saturday ended his recruitment by committing to the Florida Gators.

Florida’s first pledge from the Class of 2026, Griffin (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) will serve as a cornerstone for the cycle upon whom the program will look to build around. UF offered Griffin early in his high school career and remained atop his list throughout the process through a staff-wide effort.

The No. 150 overall player in his class, Griffin is the 10th-highest ranked quarterback and third-highest rated in the Sunshine State. He committed to Florida over an offer list that included Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and other top programs.

Griffin will join a Gators program likely helmed by five-star QB DJ Lagway, who would be in his third season with the team once the prospect enrolls. Florida does not yet have a signal caller committed as part of the 2025 class, though it will likely add a player at some point next offseason following the graduation of redshirt senior Graham Mertz.

More of a pro-style prospect akin to Mertz or Kyle Trask as opposed to a being dual-threat like Lagway or Tim Tebow, Griffin does not shy from contact but is not one to escape the pocket to gain chunk yardage on the ground, either. It’s for that reason some recruiting analysts were surprised Napier targeted him in the 2026 cycle.

Griffin has started 35 games for Jesuit High School compiling a 24-11 record with 82 touchdowns to 31 interceptions, a ratio that will certainly need to improve over the second half of his scholastic career.

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