The Gators have landed commit No. 3 of the 2018 recruiting cycle from in-state safety C.J. Smith of West Palm Beach. Smith becomes the second defensive back to join Florida’s latest recruiting class, joining cornerback Divaad Wilson.

News of Smith’s commitment was broke by Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. According to Bartow, Smith’s main recruiter was Florida’s new running back coach Ja’Juan Seider. It would appear head coach Jim McElwain has already begun to reap the rewards from his decision to hire Seider from West Virginia.