Really don’t search now, but the 2023 recruiting class of UCF and Gus Malzahn is beginning to decide on up steam. In a 5-day extend more than the previous 7 days, the Knights picked up four commits, which includes 3-star quarterback Dylan Rizk and a four-star edge rusher Isaiah Nixon.
In addition to Rizk and Nixon, offensive deal with Jamal Meriweather and 3-star restricted conclude tight end Jayvontay Conner dedicated to the Knights.
Rizk was the most recent of the significant faculty players to commit to UCF. As a junior, he assisted direct Fort Lauderdale, Fla. powerhouse Cardinal Gibbons to a championship, marking the school’s second title in a row and third in the previous 4 seasons. He passed for 1,971 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and rushed 58 periods for 456 yards and 8 touchdowns, in accordance to the Daytona Seashore Information-Journal.
Stated at 6-foot-2, he is rated on the 247Sporting activities Composite as the No. 53 QB in the nation.
Nixon is so far heralded as the very best player in the class. Ranked as the No. 25 EDGE rusher and No. 266 player total in the class of 2023, he is the sole four-star that has dedicated to UCF at this time. A different dedicate out of Florida, the Lakewood (Saint Petersburg, Fl.) junior dedicated on April 16.
Conner, who performs for East Forsyth (Kernersville, N.C.), dedicated on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound restricted finish had 43 features, in accordance to his 247Sporting activities page. In his junior time, he experienced 24 receptions for 405 yards and six touchdowns, for every Pokes Report.
Meriweather, who fully commited on April 17, was unranked by 247Sports activities. Hailing from Brunswick (Ga.) High University, the offensive lineman is listed at 6-foot-6.5 and 259 lbs.
With individuals four additions, UCF has moved up to No. 19 total on 247Sports recruiting rankings. It will be immensely difficult for the university to remain in the major 20, offered as the majority of five-star potential customers have but to dedicate and Alabama and Clemson only have 3 commits apiece — and are therefore ranked down below UCF — but it’s an superb start off right after climbing incrementally each individual year from 2020 (No. 78) to 2022 (No. 40, as of April 23).