Gator Prospects: Under Armour AA Game

The big game played in St. Petersburg on January 2, this year always has a host of Gator commitments and others the Gators would like to land. Th nearly week long practices that take place on the grounds of ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex. Here is a look at the prospects showing interest in Florida.

Two offensive prospects already committed to the Gators will be participating and they are two of the most important prospects in this recruiting cycle. 5-star running back Dalvin Cook and 5-star receiver Ermon Lane are two guys that have been committed to Florida for months but have been really open to the process.

Cook and Lane may be the two highest rated prospects at their positions that Florida would sign, but both have to get past all the fanfare and the craziness that goes with recruiting these days. It appears that Florida State is the team to worry about with both.

Staying on the offensive side, Palm Beach Cardinal Newman receiver Travis Rudolph is currently scheduled to make a decision at the game on Thursday. That may or may not happen, and of so it appears that the Gators won't be the team. However Rudolph who is high on Florida State and Alabama right now is planning on visiting Florida officially sometime in January.

A real long shot, but a super prospect at a need position is offensive tackle Damian Prince. The Forestville (Md.) 4-star lineman is also looking at Georgia, Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, and South Carolina.

On the defensive side there are two more commitments representing Florida. Immokalee star J.C. Jackson is a 4-star cornerback that committed to the Gators over the summer. He says he is still committed, but looking around and it appears that Miami is the team to worry about.

Joining him in the secondary is elite defensive back Quincy Wilson who may be the biggest Gator recruiter in the class. The South Florida athlete is a prototype of the big cornerback Florida is looking for and

The nation's number one defensive end is also in the Under Armour game and Lorenzo Carter of Norcross (Ga.) seems to have Georgia and Florida out in front right now with LSU making a real play for the pass rushing defensive end.

Lorenzo Featherston of Greensboro (N.C.) is another pass rushing star that has been a little hard to lock down on where he stands. Florida is in the mix along with Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

5-star and #3 ranked defensive end Gerald Willis of New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr has the Gators in the battle with hometown LSU and Texas A&M. Willis has visited Florida four times which is rare for a big time prospect from that area.

In the secondary, the Gators are going after three primo athletes to join Wilson and Jackson. 5-star safety Jamal Adams is a Florida and LSU battle and the Godson of Florida receiver coach Joker Phillips is a huge get for either SEC team.

Maryland star cornerback Jalen Tabor has Florida on the list with Alabama, Arizona, and Maryland. The Gators would love to sneak out with this one, but it appears that Arizona and Alabama are the two teams to beat right now.

Finally, 5-star cornerback Adoree Jackson from all the way out in California has decided not to make a decision at the game, but currently has Florida, LSU, and USC in the hunt. There may not be a prospect with more athletic ability, than Jackson in the entire class of 2014 and track is going to play a big part in his decision.

Stay tuned to as we have expanded coverage of the Under Armour All-American game all week long.

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