Gators land commitment from 3-star preferred walk-on from Jacksonville

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Florida’s 2022 recruiting class grew by one more on Monday as the team secured a pledge from three-star Jacksonville Riverside linebacker Bryce Capers, who is set to join the roster as a preferred walk-on. Capers is unrated by the 247Sports Composite, but on 247Sports’ own rankings, he’s the No. 154 linebacker in the country and the No. 189 prospect in the state of Florida.

Capers had scholarship offers to three FBS programs in Akron, Florida International and Liberty, as well as offers to a couple of FCS schools in Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee State. However, he announced on Monday via his Twitter account that he will be heading to Gainesville, instead.

The 6-foot-4-inch, 219-pound linebacker also took an unofficial visit to Tallahassee to see Florida State in June, but he ultimately didn’t get an offer out of that trip.

Napier has discussed the importance of walk-ons before, and given Capers’ “preferred” status, he could be more likely to see the field than some others despite the fact that he will not be on scholarship, at least initially. Florida’s 2022 recruiting class, which ranks 33rd in the nation, now features 13 players in addition to six transfers.

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