At Least Six Visitors on Tap for Weekend

The Florida Gators will host at least six of the nation's best athletes this weekend as Florida head coach Will Muschamp tries to close out his first recruiting class. It will be a mixture of committed and non-committed players as Florida has about 10 spots to fill in their 2011 recruiting class. Defense is big on the list, but a couple of offensive commitments will visit as well.

As the last three weeks of the recruiting calendar wind down, the Florida Gators are looking to close strong in the class of 2011. With that in mind, they will host at least six big-time prospects this weekend and more could show up as well.

One unique visitor expected in is fullback Hunter Joyer. Joyer is the nation's top fullback and with the switch to a more pro-style offense, he looks to be a much needed addition to the roster. The Tampa Catholic star could be the strongest player on the team when he arrives and he moves well for a guy with his strength and physique.

Wide receiver JaJuan Story has been the talk of many Gator fans lately because of visits he has taken or scheduled elsewhere. The 6-4, 200-pound Story was one of the more impressive players at the under Armour All-American week of festivities and certainly upped his stock in the eyes for the scouts on hand. The Gators would love to get Story on campus and secure his commitment, keeping him from making a scheduled visit to Ohio State a week later.

Another Florida commitment that is thinking about taking a look elsewhere is cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy of Pensacola Pine Forest. The 6-1, 170 pound speedster is a prototype at corner and is being recruited hard by Alabama among others. Florida would love to shore this one up this weekend.

A solid commitment, Madison Heights (MI) cornerback Valdez Showers will likely visit this weekend and bring his prototype corner body (6-0, 185). Showers is very impressive physically with great strength and surprising flexibility, which allows him to still play corner.

Of the non-committed players, the headliner is five-star linebacker Curtis Grant of Richmond (VA). Grant was a star at the Army All-American Bowl festivities all week and showed well in the game itself last week. Florida has been in the running for Grant for a very long time and he stayed very interested in the Gators through the coaching change.

One expected visitor that is likely to be difficult to persuade is Coral Gables linebacker Denzel Perryman. Perryman is a great athlete but lives in the very heart of Miami Hurricane country. The Gators would certainly like to make him an addition to the class if he would want to sign on. As FOX Sports Laura McKeeman reported late Thursday, two more unofficial visitors may be in this weekend. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett and linebacker Curt Maggitt may make a trip up to Gainesville for an unofficial visit. The two are expected to be visited by Florida's new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis on Friday morning and they may come up to see three of their teammates from last year that signed with the Gators, Matt Elam, Gerald Christian, and Robert Clark.

Don't be surprised if even more visitors show for the weekend. This is a very fluid situation with a coaching changeover and the likelihood of a surprise visitor or two is big.

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