Lots of Possibilities for UF on Scout300

The Florida Gators have six commitments currently listed on the final Scout300 prospect list, the top 300 football prospects in the country as voted by the Scout.com / FOXSports recruiting experts. That number looks to increase significantly by signing day, which is just two weeks away. Most will have to come from the defensive side and here is a quick look at the possibilities as we know them.

The six prospects currently committed to Florida include five-star quarterback Jeff Driskel (#34 overall), who is also rated the number one quarterback in the country. The Under Armour All-American is already enrolled in school at Florida and will compete for the starting quarterback job this spring.

Continuing on offense, tight end A.C. Leonard (#126) is also enrolled at UF already and will compete at the position this spring. Leonard is another Under Armour All-American in the class. Cornerback Valdez Showers (#151) just visited Gainesville and is solid in his commitment to the Gators. Showers is a big bodied cornerback that the staff wants on defense.

Receiver Javares McRoy (#200) is also enrolled early in Gainesville. The versatile and shifty speedster from Lakeland is a big time play maker and wanted to make a mark early by enrolling in January.

Receiver JaJuan Story (#210) is strongly committed but supposed to visit Ohio State this weekend. The 6-4, 200 pound Under Armour All-American is a primo athlete that saw his stock rise during his week at the All-American game practices.

Safety Jabari Gorman (#281) rounds out the list of committed Gators on the final Scout300. The Under-Armour All-American also had a rise in his rankings to four-stars and debuted in the final Scout300 list.

The list of prospects the Gators are still shooting for that aren't committed is of course a larger one. The list is loaded with defensive stars, including four five-star defensive linemen.

Defensive end Anthony Chickillo (#13) of Tampa saw his stock rise as much as anyone after his week in Orlando at the Under Armour festivities. Chickillo will be hard to pull away from Miami, where he is a two time legacy.

US Army All-American defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (#30) of Lake City lives only 45 miles away from Gainesville and is one of the hottest commodities in recruiting. He will get the full court press from the Gators throughout the remainder of the recruiting cycle, especially since both of Florida's defensive line coaches are now on the ground and recruiting for the Gators.

Army All-American Jermauria Rasco (#40) of Shreveport (LA) is the lone prospect on the board that Florida head coach Will Muschamp has recruited since the beginning when Rasco was considering Texas while Muschamp was still there. Rasco is supposed to visit Gainesville on the January 28.

Another Army AA, defensive tackle Delvon Simmons (#15) of McKeesport (PA), is expected to visit Florida on January 28 as well. Simmons jumped up huge in the rankings after he competed very well at the Army festivities in san Antonio a couple of weeks ago.

The Gators have their eyes on four big time linebackers that are in the final version of the Scout300.

Richmond (VA) linebacker Curtis Grant (#19) is rated the top outside linebacker in the country according to the final rankings. The Army All-American just finished his trip at UF and came away impressed. His in-home with Muschamp was Tuesday night. It appears to be a three team race between Florida, Ohio State, and Virginia.

The nation's number two outside linebacker is Stephone Anthony (#38) of Wadesboro (NC) and the Under Armour star did not disappoint a couple of weeks in Orlando. Right now, it appears Clemson is the biggest obstacle to land Anthony who really liked his visit to Florida a couple of weeks ago.

Coral Gables four-star linebacker Denzel Perryman (#258) is a beast of a hitter. He currently rated his visit to Gainesville a 10 and was hosted by his cousin and current Gator receiver Quinton Dunbar. Most feel that Perryman is likely headed to Miami.

Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer star linebacker Curt Maggitt (#288) is another huge target for the Gators. Maggitt is another one playing coy with his decision but the Gators look to have a good chance. The four star athlete will make his announcement the day after signing day.

Finishing up on defense, cornerback Marcus Roberson (#84) just committed to Texas Tech on Tuesday but is still scheduled to come in for an official visit this weekend with the Gators. With his uncle coaching the secondary at Tech, the Gators and Auburn have their work cut out for them with the Under Armour All-American.

Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett (#111) is a big strong armed thrower that had a really great week at the Army Bowl practices. His stock rose tremendously during the week as he showed off his strength and accuracy few had seen before. Brissett paid a weekend unofficial visit to Gainesville last week and the Gators do appear to have a chance.

Tight end Junior Pomee (#240) of Moreno (CA) was the high school teammate of current Gator Ronald Powell. There are mixed reports about his interest in Florida but some say there is a lot of mutual interest. The Gators will be fighting with a hand full of west coast teams to land Pomee.

Offensive tackle Jake Fisher (#248) of Traverse City (MI) is a late addition to the recruiting board at Florida. The one time Michigan commitment opened up his recruitment this week after Michigan named new head coach Brady Hoke last week. Fisher will visit Florida this weekend and the Gators would love to add him moving forward.

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