UCF gains defender Deondre Barnett

Deondre Barnett (Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa) committed Tuesday morning to play for the Central Florida Knights, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Barnett began his high school career as a wide receiver and switched to defensive end, where he has six sacks this season. He could move to linebacker in college.

His only other scholarship offer was from Appalachian State, but other FCS programs such as Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Iowa State showed interest.

Central Florida now has 13 commitments.