The newest addition to the Florida Gators football team is a 4-star outside linebacker out of Auburn, Alabama. Mohamoud Diabate will join the Gators in 2019. He is currently ranked the tenth outside linebacker in the country in his class.
In his 2017 season, Diabate recorded over 80 tackles and ten sacks. In the swamp, he will have several stars to learn from at the linebacker position. He probably won’t get the start his first year because Florida’s defense is stacked, especially at the linebacker position. Due to this, it may be wise of him to redshirt his freshman year. This would give him an extra year of eligibility and would give him more time to learn from players like redshirt sophomore Jeremiah Moon and junior Vosean Joseph.
Florida’s defense has been their saving grace the past few years with a slacking offense. There was some concern that new head coach Dan Mullen would focus too much on the offense and let the defense slip, but he is proving us wrong. Mullen and his coaching staff have done a great job of getting top recruits on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
With the addition of Diabate, the Gators should be set at linebacker for the 2019 recruiting class. When he sees playing time, Florida fans hope that he will be able to stop runs as effectively in Gainesville as he did in high school.
In the upcoming seasons, Gators fans expect to see major changes in the swamp. The defense has been good, but there is still room for improvement. With recruits like Diabete, Mullen and his staff should be able to accomplish just that.