The Gators look to host Saturday at least three of the more versatile quarterbacks in the country and they all happen to be from the state of Florida. Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage is the one that most schools are targeting at the moment. He is the number three rated quarterback in the class according to Scout.com. Deondre Francois of Orlando (Fla.) Olympia just received a Florida offer last week and is expected as well. D'Anfernee McGriff of Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon he's a thickly built quarterback but has great quickness about him. He is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
The Gators will host at least three running backs that already stand with offers from the Gators. Jacques Patrick of Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek HS, T.J. Simmons of Lakeland (Fla.) Lakeland Christian, and Ray Ray McCloud of Tampa (Fla.) Sickles Check are three of the state's premiere backs and expected in on Saturday. All have the size and speed to great at the next level.
Florida will graduate both fullbacks on the roster after the 2014 season and so landing a legitimate fullback is something they will look to do. Chandler Cox of Apopka (Fla.) is the top guy on the board and he is expected in this weekend.
Of course Florida is always looking for play makers at receiver. The number two receiver in the class of 2015 is expected in with George Campbell of Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake. Campbell is a superbly athletic receiver with a 6-foot-3 frame to throw to. Nyquan Murray of Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge may be real close to landing that Florida offer and is a dynamite prospect expected in this weekend. Local product Naquan Howard of Gainesville (Fla.) Buccholz can play both ways, abd is excited to be on campus Saturday. Deondre Farrier of Orlando (Fla.) Lake Nona is currently committed to South Florida, but recently received an offer from Florida. He is expected in as well.
The only tight end expected in is class of 2016 star Isaac Nauta of Buford (Ga.). Landing three in the 2014 class may allow the Gators to not take a tight end in 2015, but that depends on the progress of what is on campus. Getting an early start on a star player like Nauta is never a bad thing.
The offensive line is always a position where the gators want to take numbers. They will sign a big class in 2014, but they are still behind. A minimum of four should be targeted in 2015 and the state's best is Martez Ivey of Apopka (Fla.) who is expected in on Saturday. Ivey has had an offer for a while, but one guy who received an offer earlier this week is offensive tackle Abdul Bello of Montverde (Fla.) Montverde Academy. Florida was his first offer on Monday and he has since received three others and Bello is expected in.
Two other big bodies with some ability are also expected in. Brendan Loftus of Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby and P.J. Hambrick of little known Leesburg (Fla.) First Academy are a couple of 300+ pound linemen that have showed well early in their high school careers.
There is a chance that Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County star defensive end CeCe Jefferson may make it in. He would be the top dog at the BUCK position for Florida in the 2015 class. If he makes it in, we could probably expect his buddy Byron Cowart of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood in as well. Both are listed as five-star and top four defensive ends in the 2015 class.
There has been on again. Off again talk of four-star defensive end Natrez Patrick of Atlanta (Ga.) Mays coming in. Finally, defensive tackle Quay Picou of Buford (Ga.) should be rolling in Saturday morning.
Another big time player we are expecting but haven't really confirmed for the weekend is Jeffery Holland of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian. Holland is a high four-star outside linebacker rated fourth in the country on Scout.com. His teammate Victor Alexander of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian is underrated strictly due to size, but the Gators like the UCLA commitment enough to offer him.
Adonis Thomas of Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett is high on the wish list of the Gators and will be in town. Tevon Coney of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Palm Beach HS recently received an offer from Florida and is ready to get to see Gainesville this weekend.
Danny Thomas of Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby and Austin Smith of Buford (Ga.) are another couple of very talented linebackers expected in. Without taking a linebacker in the 2014 class, Florida will look to sign 3-4 in 2015.
Florida's only commitment for 2015 should be on hand. Deontai Williams of Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian is a super athletic and hard hitting safety that is all Gator all of the time.
Rashad Roundtree of Evans (Ga.) Lakeside HS is a safety with offers from most of the great programs in the southeast including Florida. He will make it in Saturday. Other top safeties expected are Ronnie Harrison of Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida State University School and Korey Charles of Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian (2016).
At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds one of the top corners in the state will be making the trek up from South Florida. Tavarus McFadden of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage doesn't have the offer yet from the gators but his size is exactly what the y look for in Gainesville and he has the athleticism to go with it. Jaylin Hayward of Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby has an offer from Florida as well as FSU and Miami and is also expected in.
With this number of prospects in there very well could be some commitment news coming, but I wouldn't expect a huge weekend of commitments. However, the key here is to get these 2015 prospects on campus and get to know them and them keep getting them to visit. Having this many quality athletes in at one time can go a long way in the future.