Gator Prospects: Army All-American Bowl

The Florida Gators are in need of some help on the roster after a bad season and are usually one of the more well represented teams on the rosters of the various All-Star games. That is no different this year, even with all of the turmoil.

Out in San Antonio the Gators will be represented by a quartet of committed prospects and a couple of others they would really like to land.

The big name on offense is quarterback Will Grier who will be trying to improve his stock if that is even possible. Grier, who has thrown for a gazillion yards and a million touchdowns in high school in North Carolina, will get a chance in pads to go against the very best in the country and show what he is worth. The early enrollee will leave San Antonio and report right to Gainesville where he will start school in the spring.

One of the latest commitments is such a huge position of need and a big time player himself. Offensive tackle David Sharpe of Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence will be playing in the contest and is certainly one to keep an eye on. The massive 6-foot-7, 295 pound Sharpe should get some great experience going against the best this week.

One other linemen that Florida is hard after is 6-fot-4, 340 pounder Jordan Sims who is also considering Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi, and Vanderbilt). Thought to be somewhat of a Gator lean a little over a month ago, it appears that Ole Miss has been coming on strong with his recruitment. Look for Grier to get in the ear of the mammoth lineman.

On the defensive side, star defensive tackle Khairi Clark is one of the prized commits for the Gators. The nation's number two player at the position will look to wreak havoc in San Antonio and make the Gator Nation proud.

Joining him on the defensive side of the ball is fellow south Floridian Chris Lammons, who is one of the more crafty corners in the country and a 4-star prospect on Scout.com.

The big player the Gators are after on the defensive side looks like somewhat of a longshot. Malik McDowell of Detroit (Mich.) officially visited Florida last month and is a big time defensive end of which the Gators need. Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State are the teams Florida is fighting and it appears the two Michigan schools hold the upper hand.

Stay tuned to Scout.com as we bring you updates during the full week of practice and during the game from these prospects and more.


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