A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Scarlett chose the Gators over fellow in-state powers Miami and Florida State, as well as offers from multiple other schools. He originally committed to Miami last July before decommitting while on a visit to Florida State this weekend.
Scarlett ran for 1,124 yards and 26 touchdowns on 143 carries last season for St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He's rated the No. 12 running back and No. 118 player overall in the class of 2015 by 247 Sports' composite rankings.
Scarlett becomes the 15th player in Florida's recruiting class.
The Gators went 7-5 in 2014. Head coach Will Muschamp was fired and replaced by Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain.
National Signing Day is Wednesday.
- Ben Estes