One of the top uncommitted recruits in the 2022 recruiting class is set to announce his commitment with National Signing Day on the horizon. Jahlil Florence, a four-star cornerback, will make his college choice official on Monday at 5 p.m. ET live on CBS Sports HQ. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).
Florence is ranked as the No. 18 cornerback and No. 155 overall recruit in the current class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He has narrowed his college choices down to Oregon, Michigan, USC, Arizona and Boise State. The 247Sports Crystal Ball gives the Ducks the best chance of landing Florence’s services.
As the top-ranked uncommitted cornerback in the class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from Lincoln High School in San Diego had 31 tackles, five interceptions and defended 10 passes in 11 games last season. He also thrived on the track and field team, clocking a 10.77 100-meter dash and 21.93 200-meter dash times in May.
Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Florence:
Long, athletic corner who has made huge strides as a prospect over the last couple of years. A late bloomer to the game who was more of a basketball player coming in to high school. Plays a physical game and has the size and toughness to bully opposing receivers and the speed and quickness to turn and run with them as well. Shows excellent ball skills and ball awareness and has the skill set to play receiver at the college level although we like him as a corner. Is strong in run support and plays with a nice edge in his game.
Florence initially committed to Oregon on Aug. 12 but stepped back from that pledge on Dec. 9 — three days after former coach Mario Cristobal left to become the head coach at Miami.