Gator prospects all over final Scout 300

The final football recruit rankings are in and the Gators have quite a few prospects, both committed and not committed on the list. There are 19 possibilities in all and nine of those are already committed. This should make for a very fun finish to the recruiting cycle. Here are the guys the gators want to finish with on signing day.



DE Gerald Willis (#28 Overall); New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr; The 6-foot-5, 270 pound strong side end was a big shock to most everyone when he announced at the under Armour All-American game at the beginning of the month.'s #5 rated defensive end, Willis is a guy expected to come in and contribute early as a freshman and possibly work his way into a starting role if Jonathan Bullard leaves after the 2014 season.


CB Adoree Jackson (#6 Overall); Gardena (Cal.) Junipero Serra HS: The 5-foot-10, 170 pound speedster is considered the most electric football player in the country by most. He showed that in a big way during his week at the Under Armour (UA) game practices.'s #2 rated cornerback in the country could play on either side of the ball and that would certainly be something welcome at Florida where they have instant openings in the secondary and a huge need for speed on offense. Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Oregon, USC, and UCLA are the last ones standing as teams Jackson is considering.

Carter would make the defensive line class stellar.
DE Lorenzo Carter (#23 Overall); Norcross (Ga.); The 6-foot-5, 232 pound pass rushing specialist is the #4 rated defensive end on Scout. He would be a BUCK at Florida in the Will Muschamp scheme, meaning he would play sometimes with his hand up as a linebacker and sometimes as a pure pass rush guy with his hand down. The Gators and Georgia seem to be the prime programs battling for his services.

RB Bo Scarbrough (Overall #25); Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy; The 6-foot-2, 234 pounder is the #7 ranked running back in the country on Scout. He's a big back, very strong up top with lean legs that help make him also very fast. Scarbrough is committed to Alabama but Florida and Ole Miss are in the mix. He's versatile and actually played receiver during his week at UA practices. If something crazy were to happen, this would be a big time get for Florida and he could definitely be that home run hitting running back they are looking to sign.



CB Jalen Tabor (Overall #41); Washington (D.C.); the 6-foot-1, 186 pound cornerback is already enrolled in school. After committing to Arizona at the UA game, Tabor switched his commitment less than a week later. The nation's #5 cornerback according to Scout, Tabor is the prototype of what Florida is looking for in a cornerback. He is big, physical, fast, and technique sound. The fact that he is already enrolled in school makes him a contender for the one open starting spot on Florida's roster at the cornerback position.

DT Khairi Clark (Overall #83); Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna Prep; The 6-foot-2, 323 pound monster defensive tackle has been just what the doctor ordered up front on defense. Florida had subpar defensive tackle play coming down the stretch of the season and the roster is young overall. The #5 rated defensive tackle on Scout could very well find himself in the thick of playing time in his first season at Florida. He has also been the perfect recruit on the trail, staying solid to Florida and often times communicating to other prospects via social media about joining with the Gators.

Grier is the cornerstone of the class.
QB Will Grier (Overall #89); Davidson (N.C.) Davidson Day; The 6-foot-2, 190 pound signal caller is a huge get in the Florida class and a guy that many believe will see playing time in year one. Grier was another that committed to Florida and never wavered, despite all the terrible play of the Florida offense. He can make all the throws, is athletic and savvy at the position. The best thing may be his understanding of the passing game and that is one of the main traits that made him a starter in the US Army All-American game. The #4 quarterback on Scout broke several state and national records by the time he was done with his high school career. He is enrolled early at Florida and can learn the new offense that the Gators are implementing.

J.C. Jackson (Overall #133); Immokalee (Fla.); The 5-foot-11, 180 pound cornerback has been committed to Florida since the summer after flipping from Florida State. Jackson had a terrific senior year on both sides of the ball and could very well add to offense at Florida, but Scout's #14 cornerback nationally should compete for a starting spot at corner where Florida coached him in-person at camp in June. Florida State seems heavily after Jackson and he has talked about taking an official visit to Tallahassee, but visits the Gators this weekend officially.

CB Duke Dawson (Overall #155); Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County HS; The 5-foot-11, 194 pound Dawson is a physical specimen and saw his stock rise during his senior season as well. Dawson is already enrolled at Florida and will get a shot to try and win that empty corner spot, but his best position could be at safety because of his physicality. The Semper Fi All-American has been a positive influence on the recruiting trail for other prospects looking at the Gators.

Sharpe is a big part of an exciting OL haul.
OT David Sharpe (Overall #181); Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, Sharpe has all the physical tools to be a long time player for the Gators and beyond. A basketball player turned footballer, Sharpe has tremendous agility and quickness for a man his size. Only playing football for a little over two years, he will have to work hard on technique and fundamentals, but there is no denying the upside on this behemoth of a man. The nation's #12 offensive tackle only got better during his high school career.

OG Nolan Kelleher (Overall #275); Mt. Pleasant (S.C.) Wando HS; Physicality is the name of the game for the 6-foot-5, 316-pound Kelleher who has already enrolled at Florida and will participate this spring. Offensive line is such a huge need for the Gators and lack of interior linemen like Kelleher along with him showing up early means he should have a great shot at contributing early. Rated the #22 offensive tackle, he should play inside for Florida.

DT Thomas Holley (Overall #282)Brooklyn (N.Y) Abraham Lincoln HS; The 6-foot-4, 295 pound Holley was the latest prospect to flip his commitment to the Gators. Scout's #23 defensive tackle national plays a heady game, and has tremendous upside having only played the game for a couple of years. Holley and Clark form one of the more formidable duos at the position in the 2014 class nationally and again he comes in as a huge need.


OT Damian Prince (#59 Overall); Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara: At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, nobody thought this blue chipper was even a long shot to come to Florida as little as three months ago. As time went by, he started noticing the need for quality linemen at a place like Florida and the Gator staff really started to work on him even more. Then, one of his good friends in Jalen Tabor committed to Florida last week and that really started to make things interesting. Florida is in the final list for Scout's #5 offensive tackle, a list that includes South Carolina, Maryland, and Miami. He will visit on the last visit weekend before signing day.

RB Jeffrey Jones (Overall #78); Minneapolis (Minn.) Washburn HS; Unknown to most gator fans until the under Armour week of practices, the staff actually got on Jones a little before that week. When he showed up, the 6-foot, 190 pounder likely had the best week of any back on either roster. He's got all the intangibles, but the #12 running back in the country is also committed to Minnesota and looking hard at Michigan and Michigan State. He's a great one, but can the Gators reel him in?

QB Quinton Flowers (Overall #82); Miami (Fla.) Jackson HS; Flowers didn't seem like a possibility just a month or two ago because of the style of play at quarterback. But, when Florida head coach Will Muschamp decided he wanted more of a spread offense, the 6-foot-0, 210 pound dual threat quarterback quickly became a target for the orange and blue. Rated as the #16 receiver in the country on Scout, Flowers is currently committed to South Florida, but will visit the gators on January 24.

The electric Harris will visit this weekend.
QB Treon Harris (Overall #127); Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington; Harris is another dual threat quarterback but comes with the background of being a national champion with his Booker T. Washington team. The 5-foot-11, 170 pound dual threat quarterback is an exceptional athlete and a great awareness in the pocket as a quarterback. Scout's #12 rated cornerback in the country, Harris could play multiple positions at Florida but is being recruited as a quarterback where there is a definite need. Currently committed to FSU, Florida gets a visit this weekend from Harris and he will travel to see Miami in a couple of weeks.

RB Derrell Scott (Overall #142); Havelock (N.C.); There is no mistake that Florida is looking for some answers at running back. Recruited hard in the beginning of this recruiting period, the Gators backed off a bit when they had a commitment from another back. Now, Florida is going full steam ahead for the slithery Scott and he seems to like what he is hearing. The 5-foot-11, 185 pounder is the #17 ranked running back nationally and wil be on campus this weekend for a visit. He is also looking at North Carolina State, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

WR Jamil Kamara (Overall #146); Virginia Beach (Vir.) Bishop Sullivan Catholic; A terrific all-around receiver, the 6-foot-2, 205 pound Kamara was a standout at the Army All-American Game earlier in the month. Ranked #28 nationally as a receiver, he is not aftraid to go over the middle of the field and showed that in San Antonio with gator quarterback Will grier throwing him the ball. He did commit to Virginia at the game, but has been a little open to talking to the Gators who will be in to see him this week.

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DE Davon Godchaux (Overall #173); Plaquemine (Louis.); This one time LSU commitment missed a lot of his senior year due to injury, but is a big time prospect none the less. At 6-foot-4 and 271 pounds Godchaux is a prototype at string side defensive end, much like the committed Willis. Ranked the #21 defensive end in the country by Scout, he has been on again and off again about visiting Florida and seeing the Gator staff, but is back on again as of this writing. Auburn looms large for this one.


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