Signing Day Eve look at the board

Tomorrow is the big day. Twenty-five faxes should come across the fax machine at the University of Florida football offices and we are starting to get a clearer picture of who the last four faxes might have the names of. The tension is tight and will be worse tomorrow as the waiting game goes along, but here is our latest look at what Florida has left.

The number of prospects on the board will certainly not be limited to what I have here. With the prospects diminishing on the current list, I would expect Florida to have a back-up plan or two for a few of the guys left on this board. Those will remain a mystery, maybe until tomorrow. But, here are the current thoughts on what we know as the board.

At quarterback Treon Harris seems to be the only option. The electric dual threat Harris from Miami was a target for Florida as soon as head coach Will Muschamp knew he was making a move to a spread offense. This move has opened the eyes of Harris and his father Tim Harris. On the recruiting front, the Florida State commitment is a natural fit at Florida and not so much the same for the school he is currently committed to. Auburn is another nice fit and Miami got the last visit, but the overall consensus is that Florida and FSU are the final two here. The Gators seem to be trending at the moment and that is where I am leaning on Harris and FSU may have learned of their fate as late as Tuesday afternoon.

Receiver is a huge key to this class. With only one committed in Ryan Sousa, the Gators have put a lot of stock into Juniper (Cali.) dynamo Adoree Jackson. If there is a single need on the Florida roster it is slot receiver and Jackson would be the best player they could find nationally. The feeling is strong in Gainesville to land Jackson, but all the way out west is really hard to finish sometimes. A lot of national analysts are starting to lean Florida's way, but USC looms large and watch out for dark horse LSU.

Another receiver to watch is C.J. Worton of Homestead (Fla.) South Dade. It appeared Florida was ready to reap the benefit of Worton's recent de-commitment from FSU, but he is in a waiting game, deciding between West Virginia and Florida and most likely Wednesday. He is another exciting player the Gators would love to have. At this time, I think Florida will get Worton, but this one is really close.

Adoree Jackson.
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage slot receiver Isaiah McKenzie and his recruitment blew up at the Under Armour practices and game in late December / early January. Florida got in first and got him to visit. Then he started to collect offers left and right. Since the Florida visit he has been to Ole Miss and Virginia Tech. Florida appears to be out of the race here and the real shocker is that he may end up with his teammate Sony Michel at Georgia.

The offensive line has been solid for Florida in this class already committing five along the front in 2014. Still, with a junior college player in Drew Sarvary in the mix, Florida is short on the roster and would like to add at least one more offensive lineman.

4-star Damian Prince from Forestville (Md.) visited this past weekend and the heat was big for him to possibly be a Gator. Now it appears it has gone cold and Maryland feels really good about landing the massive lineman. The local team has struggled this recruiting cycle, but they should keep the good guy home.

Next on the list is Havana (Fla.) East Gadsden offensive lineman Derrick Kelly. Kelly visited Florida in December and had a nice visit. The Gators appear to be in the final 2-3 for Kelly and there may be some positive thought on this end of it. LSU has been the leader for a bit but the gators came on strong as of late. However, it appears as we have talked about a lot, that his childhood favorite, Florida State has come in at the last minute with a full offer. We had Kelly heading to Florida contingent upon the FSU offer and now we have to believe he will be headed to Florida State.

Andrew Mike of Tucson (Az.) was a prospect on the board for a while, but the big offensive lineman committed to Vanderbilt over the weekend. Florida was thought to have backtracked on Tuesday after getting some word on others going elsewhere. If so, we know the Gators are serious about him. Is it too late? We will have to see.

Finally, it appears the offensive side of the ball is all that is left at the moment. We understand that Georgia looks to land 5-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter of (Norcross (Ga.) and that Rocel McWilliams has recently decided that he will stick with his commitment to Missouri. The defensive end from Pensacola (Fla.) West Florida HS must have gotten some kind of news that pushed him to go in that direction just the day before signing day.

In closing, the number appears to be four more that the Gators would like to sign. That would be 25 in the class. There are certainly a few outlier prospects on the board that haven't been mentioned here, but this is the core of what is left.

Signing Day should be fun, stay tuned to for the latest.

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