UF Targets for the Under Armour Game

The Florida Gators should end up with a fine representation on the Under Armour All-American Game. A year ago, Florida commitments and eventual signees dominated the game. While the same could happen, a good number of Florida's possible commitments from the game won't happen during or before the contest. Gator recruiters and fans of recruiting should take note with all the possibilities.

What: Under Armour All-American Game
Where: St. Petersburg (FL)
When: January 5, 2011 (7 p.m.)

The Gators currently have four committed players in the group of contestants. Quarterback Jeff Driskel (6-4, 225) of Oviedo (FL) Hagerty, receiver JaJuan Story (6-4, 192) of Brooksville (FL) Nature Coast, tight end A.C. Leonard (6-3, 220) of Jacksonville (FL) University Christian, and cornerback Pop Saunders (5-11, 170) of Deland (FL) are all set to make their imprint on the game next week.

In Driskel, the Gators have the No. 1 quarterback in America committed. An athletic quarterback, Driskel has shown the throwing ability to be an elite player in that regard as well. Driskel has also been the guy in this class that has been trying to keep all of the committed players together and has also been on the phone to other prospects trying to jump aboard the recruiting train that Florida head coach Will Muschamp is trying to establish once he gets his new staff on board. Driskel will enroll at Florida the day following the Under Armour game.

JaJuan Story is as athletic as they get at receiver. He has all the tools to be a great one ion college, but will probably be a little raw at the position when he shows up on campus. Story will also be taking visits elsewhere while he claims to be firmly committed to the Gators.

Leonard is an athletic tight end that could very well be a big receiver in what ever version of the Florida offense we see out there this season. He is prone to the spectacular play and is always making something happen with the ball after the catch. Leonard will be enrolling at UF the day after the game

Saunders is a play waiting to happen when the ball is in the air. Blessed with great instincts and natural ability, Saunders is aggressive and could be an animal in Muschamp's attack style of defense.

With Mike Blakely committed, Florida will likely take one more running back in the class of 2011 if they can get a good one. It doesn't get much better than Mike Bellamy (5-10, 190) of Punta Gorda (FL) Charlotte. Bellamy is currently committed to Clemson and is maybe the best play maker in the entire country. It will be interesting to see what happens when Muschamp gets his staff on board to see if they can sway Bellamy.

Another back that could be in play is athlete Quan Bray (5-11, 175) of LaGrange (GA) Troupe County. Bray has looked at a lot of schools and Florida is one he has shown interested in throughout the recruiting process.

The Gators need a pure tight end and the best just may be Jay Rome (6-6, 240) of Valdosta (GA). Considered a long shot, Rome has always planned on visiting the Gators.

Offensive lineman Marcus Jackson (6-3, 310) of Vero Beach (FL) is a prospect that has constantly shown interest in Florida, despite being committed to Miami for most of the process. He is a mauler of an inside player.

Defensive end Anthony Chickillo (6-4, 235) of Tampa (FL) Alonso is certainly a name we will hear a lot of until signing day. The one time Miami commitment has opened things back up since the coaching change at Miami. He is big, quick, and relentless and the Gators are in definite need of size along the defensive line.

Linebacker Stephone Anthony (6-3, 220) of Wadesboro (NC) Anson is one of several big linebackers that the Gators are looking at really hard. Anthony is said to be really looking harder at Florida, maybe even because of Muschamp. He will visit Florid in January.

Safety HaSean Clinton-Dix (6-2, 190) of Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips brings size and nastiness to the safety position and will pay a visit to Florida in January. The Alabama commitment is the number one safety prospect in the country and it's all about his attitude when on the field.

Safety Malcolm Mitchell (6-1, 190) of Valdosta (GA) is also expected to be a part of the game and is a very athletic safety that the Gators would love to land. In need of at least three safeties in the 2011 class, Mitchell fits the bill of a Muschamp defense.

Finally, cornerback Jabari Gorman (5-11, 175) of Miami (FL) Monsignor Pace is expected to play in the Under Armour game. Gorman has visited with Muschamp already and is an athletic corner that brings some south Florida swagger to the table. He has already visited Florida while Muschamp has been the coach and the Gators look like maybe they are the team to beat for Gorman.

Next we will look into the Army All-American Bowl which is very heavy with front seven possibilities for this Gator recruiting cycle.

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