The highly touted safety, who had offers from Auburn, Clemson, and North Carolina among many others, chose Florida over SEC East rival South Carolina.
Ledbetter, the 14th verbal commitment for the Gators, said the town of Gainesville was a big reason for his decision.
“I just love the fan base down there, and love the area where I’ll be living for the next three to four years,” Ledbetter said. “I just fell in love with it when I went down there.”
Ledbetter’s teammate Jonathan Bullard Jonathan Bullard
View Full Profile (6-4/255) is a highly rated defensive end and loves the enthusiasm Ledbetter brings to the game.
“He’s a joy to play with,” Bullard said. “He’s a great teammate and just brings excitement to the game. He loves to get crunk and hit people and knock them out of the game.”
As junior, had 56 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions. Ledbetter is the nephew of Clemson secondary coach, Charlie Harbison. Cousin of former gator, Brandon Spikes. Clemson was the first school to offer him. He is close friends with Crest teammate, DE Jonathan Bullard. Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit. #11 rated player and 4 star recruit based on the 2012 AthleteVault NC/SC Rankings.