Plenty of Talent at NIKE Orlando

Several Florida Gators commitments and even more hot prospects the Gators are after will be performing in Orlando at the NIKE Football training Camp on Sunday. As the Gators are heading toward wrapping up their 2013 class, we can also look ahead at some of the outstanding 2014 prospects.


Florida would love to sign a top notch quarterback for the 2013 class. While most of the top guys will be up north for the Elite 11 competition, two under the radar prospects will be on hand Sunday to look at. Asiantii Woulard from Winter Park is an athletic guy that really has an accurate arm and played extremely well in the IMG 7ON7 in Bradenton a few weeks ago. Kurt Benkert from Island Coast is a bit more of an unknown but shows some promising tools and is definitely one to watch.

Asiantii Woulard

Two names to look for Sunday in the 2014 class are Chase Litton from Tampa Wharton who seems to be getting a lot of attention, and Jason Driskel from Oveido Hagerty, the younger brother of current Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel.

Running Back

Of the two dozen or so running backs expected, there are a couple that we will be watching for led by current Gators commitment Adam Lane from Winter Haven. Lane will be looking to improve his status in front of scouts as he has slowly healed from a season ending injury from a year ago. Joshua Mercer from Guyton (GA) South Effingham is a member of our Fightin' Gators fab 50 and a speedy back with a lot of ability. We will be real interested in seeing what mercer can do.

Adam Lane


The receiver will be headlined by Gators commitment Ahmad Fulwood from Jacksonville Bishop Kenny. The tall receiver with the ability to stretch the field will be making his case to move up among the Top 100 players in the country in the Scout300. Other big time receivers committed to colleges that should e in attendance are Jayron Kearse from South Fort Myers who has pledged to Miami and Tony Stevens from Orlando Evans. Both are big for the position although Kearse may end up playing elsewhere in college.

Ahmad Fulwood

Other 2013 notables that should be on hand Sunday are Chris Thompson from Gainesville, Dominic Walker from Orlando Evans, Richard Benjamin from Tampa Middleton, and Isa Lowe from Ware County (GA). Joined by super 2014 receiver Artavis Scott from Tarpon Springs East Lake.

Offensive Line

Maybe the headliner of the entire camp will be the top offensive tackle in the country Laremy Tunsil from Lake City Columbia. Tunsil may be the biggest target left on Florida's board right now. Richy Klepal from Tampa Plant and Ramsey Meyers from Ridgeview are two names we have started to hear some from lately and we will be watching them as well.

Laremy Tunsil

A couple of terrific 2014 prospects on the offensive line are also due to participate this weekend. Mason Cole from Tarpon Springs East Lake is someone we have interviewed lately here on Fightin' Gators, as well as Corey Martinez from Tampa Catholic who brings tremendous size to the field of play for a guy his age.

Defensive End

A trio of defensive ends with good market value will also be there. Jordan Sherit from Tampa Hillsborough is high on the board for Florida at the BUCK position and likes the Gators. Devin Washington from Orlando Jones is one to watch and see. Demarcus Walker from Jacksonville Sandalwood is another at the top of the board at the strong side end position and will be ready to improve his stock in the eyes of scouts in attendance.

Jordan Sherit

Defensive Tackle

The headliner at tackle is Gator commitment Caleb Brantley from Crescent City who should show well on Sunday. Joey Ivie from Dade City Pasco is also expected in and has moved up the charts on the recruiting board at Florida.


Headlining the group of linebackers this weekend is Florida commitment Quinton Powell from Daytona Beach Mainland. He continues to surprise scouts with his ability and we expect that to continue this weekend. Georgia commitment Ryne Rankin from East River is another very solid prospect and one to watch.

Quinton Powell

A couple of Gator legacies will also be on hand at the event. Keith Kelsey from Gainesville and Steven Stipe from Pierce County (GA) both have fathers of the same names and both will be trying to help make their own name as seniors in 2013.

Some all-American talent will also be on hand at linebacker in the form of 2014 prospects Kain Daub from Ponte Vedra Beach Nease and Vincent Jackson from Tampa Jesuit. These are two of the more talented guys in the '14 class you will see on the field at the same time anywhere.


The headliner at cornerback is five-star prospect Vernon Hargreaves from Tampa Wharton. He is everyone's top player at the position and he really shines at events like this one. Sheddrick Williams from Madison County is a name we heard early in this recruiting cycle, we will be watching to see just how good the Tallahassee area player is.


If there is one position to watch is at safety. Florida's four top prospects at the position, including two already committed will be on hand Sunday. Commitments Keanu Neal from South Sumter and Nick Washington from Jacksonville Trinity Christian should show well as long as Washington is healthy enough to participate.

Nick Washington

The other two are different style players in Leon McQuay from Seffner Armwood and Marcell Harris from Orlando Dr. Phillips. McQuay is the ball hawking roam the field type, while Harris is the guy that loves the dirty play inside and will play strong in the box.

It should be a great day with dozens of prospects Florida will be looking at. will be on hand to take it all in as well.

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