Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators have landed another blue chip defensive lineman in the 2020 recruiting class. Four-star defensive tackle Jalen Lee announced he has verbally committed to the University of Florida. Lee was originally committed to the LSU Tigers before backing off his pledge last month. Lee committed to the Gators a week before he was going to take an official visit to Florida. With Lee’s commitment, the Florida Gators now have the ninth ranked recruiting class in the country. The Florida Gators have 22 commits in their 2020 recruiting class. Jalen Lee is the 13th defensive commit in the Gators recruiting class. He’s also the fourth defensive tackle in the class with Johnnie Brown, Gervon Dexter and Lamar Goods.
Who is Jalen Lee?
Jalen Lee is a four-star defensive tackle out of Lake Oak High School in Watson, Louisiana. The newest Florida commit has been one of the most sought after recruits in the 2020 recruiting cycle. During his recruitment, Lee has received 17 offers from some of the top schools in the country. Lee has offers from schools like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Jalen Lee has also been one of the highest ranked recruits in the 2020 recruiting cycle. On Rivals, Lee is the 224th ranked recruit and the 18th ranked defensive tackle in the country. On 247 Sports, Lee is the 261st ranked recruit and the 19th ranked defensive tackle in the country. Gators defensive line coach David Turner was the primary recruiter during Jalen Lee’s recruitment.
Jalen Lee is a 6’4” 295 pound defensive tackle. After watching his tape, the first thing that jumps out at you about Lee is his tackling. Lee is a sure tackler and does a good job of getting into the backfield. He’s got a good burst and wins his one-on-one battles. He has some mechanical things he needs to work on but Florida probably won’t need him until a season or two. This is a great pickup for Todd Grantham and the Florida Gators defense.