Florida Hosts Four Officials This Weekend

As Will Muschamp sets forth to stock his roster with prospects that can help him win championships, the Gators will host four of those prospects this weekend for official visits. This weekend, defense is the name of the game and the Gators host three in-state stars. We will be there to follow up on the prospects as soon as they are done, but here is a quick look at the guys that are coming in.

With offensive recruiting almost done at Florida, the defense takes the forefront. The Gators need help everywhere on defense from the trenches to the backend and will host visitors from all three levels of defense this weekend.

First up is linebacker Stephone Anthony. The five-star and No. 4 rated outside linebacker in the country on Svout.com is currently in Gainesville and will finish his visit sometime Friday evening. He drove over from Orlando and the Under Armour All-American Game where he shined all week in practice. At 6-3 and 225 pounds, Anthony has the room to grow into a monster sized backer at the collegiate level and is what head coach Will Muschamp is looking for at the position.

Another Under Armour All-American that should make the trip to Gainesville this weekend and starting Saturday afternoon is defensive end Anthony Chickillo. Chickillo comes in at 6-4 and 240 pounds and will also be a guy that puts on weight in college. Chickillo also was a star in Orlando during the week and at the game. The former Miami Hurricane commitment told Scout.com that he is visiting North Carolina (already has), Florida, and Miami. Five other schools are in the mix for Chickillo's final two visits and they include Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee.

Staying on the line of scrimmage, defensive tackle is a huge need for the Gators. Miami Booker T. Washington defensive tackle Elkino Watson is a former teammate of current Gators Quinton Dunbar and Lynden Trail. Watson is exceptionally quick on his 6-2 and 270 pound frame and while he needs to add some size, that quickness is something that can't be coached. The three star play maker is looking hard at Louisville and Florida State among others.

Last but certainly not least is Gator commitment Chris Johnson. The safety from Ocala Trinity Catholic is another prospect at a huge position of need for Florida. The Gators have two safeties on scholarship at the moment and probably need to sign three in this class. Johnson has stayed firm in his commitment through the coaching transition and a weekend in Gainesville with the new coaching staff can be nothing but a good thing.


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