Dandy Dozen Official Visit Weekend

The Florida Gators are set to host 12 of the nation's top prospects this weekend, another "Gator love" weekend with a bunch of the prospects already committed and ready to help recruit the others. Florida currently stands at 16 commits and would like to sign anywhere from 27-30 in the class. This weekend could go a long way into making that happen for a squad that needs the bodies and the talent.

Offensively, Florida needs to sign some athletic talent and skill at receiver. They already have one solidified in three-star Latroy Pittman (6-1, 185) of Citra (FL) North Marion. Pittman brings a great deal of strength and aggressiveness to the position.

If you want smooth, look no further than Nelson Agholor (6-1, 175) of Tampa (FL) Berkley Prep. The five-star prospect glides when he runs and reminds this writer of Ike Hilliard in the way he moves on the field. Agholor is actually rated as a safety on Scout,.com but is expected to play receiver in college and the Gators would love to secure the services of this wonderful athlete.

The nation's top tight end recently committed to Florida and Kent Taylor (6-5, 215) of Land O' Lakes is a wonderfully gifted pass receiver at the position and with his height, he is something the gators are currently missing on the roster.

The lines of scrimmage are a huge necessity in the 2012 class and Jessamen Dunker (6-6, 315) of Boynton Beach (FL) has plenty of size to go with athletic ability along the offensive line. The jury is still out whether he is a guard or a tackle, but Dunker has shown the versatility to play both in high school and the Gators are in desperate need of both.

The defensive line has to be the biggest need on the roster for Florida. Lucky for the gators the board along the defensive trenches is deep and talented this recruiting season. They need to sign eight defensive linemen if possible, but if not, they have to sign quality.

Three-star Quinteze Williams (6-4, 260) of Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek has the ideal size Florida is looking for the big defensive end position on the line. Williams has been committed for quite some time now and plans on staying that way.

Five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton (6-4, 245) of Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep is also going to be in attendance this weekend. Hamilton, long thought to be a Rutgers lean will be making his first trip to Florida and the Gators would love to add him to the outside and rushing the passer. He is a tremendous player with a tenacity rarely seen at his age.

Florida commitment Omari Phillips (6-6, 270) of Venice (FL) is also another one that has been a Gator for quite some time and should be in Gainesville this week. Phillips was originally recruited to play on the offensive side of the ball, but his quickness and aggressiveness pointed him to defense in the eyes of the Florida staff.

Florida should have two linebackers in attendance this weekend starting with thumper Antonio Morrison (6-3, 230) of Bolingbrook (IL). Morrison brings some good size to the mix and is known as a huge hitter in the high school ranks. Morrison is already committed to Florida and is here on his second visit to Gainesville.

Four-star super athletic and smart Josh Harvey-Clemons (6-4, 207) of Valdosta (GA) is a huge hitter and can move at the linebacker position. He boasts the size and speed that Florida covets on defense and would be a huge addition to this class.

The secondary has been recruited well this year and a couple of commitments will be visiting this weekend. Four-star safety Marcus Maye (6-1, 195) of Melbourne (FL Holy Trinity Episcopal is a super intelligent prospect that is also a super athlete. He plays both ways in high school, but should be a very special free safety in college.

At cornerback, Willie Bailey (6-2, 170) of Hallandale (FL) has good size which is always hard to find at the position. He's a little raw, but you also can't coach the speed Bailey brings to the table. He's been committed for quite some time and has also been to Gainesville quite a few times.

Florida will sign one specialist in the class and All-American place kicker Austin Hardin (5-11, 195) of Atlanta (GA) Marist is that guy. He can boom kickoffs and kick 50+ yard field goals and won the job over a lot of other quality kickers while he was in camp at Florida.

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