Mike White and the Florida Gators add another 2019 recruit to their 2019 recruiting class. Three-star center Jason Jitoboh has verbally committed to the University of Florida. Jitoboh committed to the Florida Gators just days after the Gators lost three of their players to the transfer portal. With Jitoboh’s commitment, the Florida Gators now have the sixth ranked 2019 recruiting class. Jason Jitoboh is the fourth recruit to commit to the Florida Gators 2019 recruiting class with Scottie Lewis, Tre Mann and Omar Payne. He is also the second center in the class with four-star Omar Payne. Jitoboh is the second out of state Florida commit alongside Scottie Lewis.
Who is Jason Jitoboh?
Jason Jitoboh is a three-star center out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his recruitment, Jitoboh has been offered by some of the top college basketball programs in the country. Jitoboh has received ten offers from schools like Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, St. Louis, Tennessee, UCF and Wake Forest. The newest Florida commit is also one of the top ranked big men in the country. On 247 Sports, Jitoboh is the 238th ranked recruit and 44th ranked center in the country. He is also the seventh ranked basketball recruit in the state of Tennessee. On ESPN, Jitoboh is a four-star recruit as he’s the 27th ranked center in the country and seventh ranked recruit in Tennessee.
Jason Jitoboh is a 6’10” 270 pound center. Watching the tape, you can tell that he’s a defense first center. He has very long arms and does a good job of protecting the rim. Jitoboh also distributes the ball very well for a center. One thing he’s going to have to do once he’s on campus is lose weight as he’s a little too heavy. Jason Jitoboh is a good offensive rebounder and is also tough to defend in the post. This is a nice pickup for Mike White and the Florida Gators as Jason Jitoboh has the skillset to be a nice player in the SEC.