If asked to pinpoint just one thing the Florida Gators have done on the recruiting trail under Jim McElwain, I might point to recruiting running backs. On Sunday, the Gators’ success there got even more pronounced, as Georgia tailback — and former Alabama commit — Dameon Pierce committed to Florida in a tweet.

That tweet being as cool as it is — with Fred Taylor, Errict Rhett, and Emmitt Smith as the legends Pierce can follow at Florida — is appropriate for the bruising Pierce, one of the class of 2018’s most powerful runners.
Pierce hails from Bainbridge, Georgia, and is a four-star player ranked as the No. 9 running back in the 2018 class by the 247Sports Composite.


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