Opportunity to impress at Orange and Blue

The Florida Gators will conclude spring drills on Saturday and host quite a few prospects they are interested in at the Orange and Blue Debut. With spring games going on at Miami and Florida State at the same time, Florida had visitors all month to Gainesville to get prospects on campus. Saturday the visits continue and here is just a small sample of who to expect.

The Florida Gators want a quarterback in the 2015 class and have yet to fill that need. Piedmont (SC) Wren signal caller Kelly Bryant is heading to Gainesville according to Scout's Jason Higdon. The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder has an offer from Florida and South Carolina in the SEC.

The Gators are looking to sign two running backs and the headliner for Saturday is Tampa Sickles' Ray McCloud. Known as Ray-Ray, he's a burner and has a committable Florida offer. He also has visited twice in March and things seem to be heating up for 5-foot-10, 180 pound McCloud.

Niceville's Shi'kim Coward and Tallahassee Godby's P.J. Simmons are a couple of more backs that are expected in on Saturday and bring that speed aspect that Florida is looking for.

Florida has two commitments at the receiver position and both Lake Nona's Deondre Farrier and Jacksonville First Coast's Tristan Payton should be in attendance.

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Tampa Wharton big receiver Auden Tate should be in attendance. The 6-foot-4, 200 pounder could end up at tight end but is being recruited as a big receiver for now. Gainesville Buchholz receiver /corner Naquan Howard told me he will be in attendance as well. At 6-foot-1, Howard very well may be a primo corner at the next level.

Recently offered Jalen Julius of Winter Garden West Orange told me he is trying to get to Gainesville. If he shows, he may be the fastest prospect in attendance and is another guy that could be big time at cornerback where Florida assistant Travaris Robinson would love to see him. Orlando Olympia speedster Mike Macon told me he is planning on being at the event on Saturday.

Florida tight end commit Camrin Knight out of Tallahassee Lincoln should be in attendance as well. He will get a good look at the new way Florida uses the tight end in the offense.

On the offensive line, Florida is looking to sign five in the 2015 class. Commitment Tyler Jordan out of Jacksonville Bishop Kenny should be on hand Saturday. Tallahassee Godby tackle Brendan Loftus is a prospect that is gaining interest and especially with Florida. No offer yet for Loftus, but things are heating up.

The biggest name in attendance will likely be Seffner Armwood five-star defensive end Byron Cowart. The Gators are in big with Cowart and there is no telling how many times he has been on campus to visit Florida during his recruitment. In the class of 2016, Ocala Trinity Catholic huge defensive end Jordan Woods is expected to make it in. Woods is already a four-star prospect and a great athlete at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds.

A pair of Peach State linebackers are expected in for the spring game. Lawrenceville Central Gwinnett 4-star outside linebacker Adonis Thomas was in Gainesville two weeks ago and makes a quick return trip after naming the Gators his leader. Austin Smith Buford outside linebacker Austin Smith and his 6-foot-3, 230 pound frame should arrive in Gainesville as well. Another linebacker that is expected in is newly offered 2016 4-star middle linebacker Shaquille Quarterman of Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf. At 6-foot-2 and 242 pounds, Quarterman is one of the fastest risers in the 2016 class.

Another name expected in is Tallahassee Godby cornerback Jaylin Hayward. Hayward stands with a Florida offer right now as the Gators look to sign 2-3 cornerbacks in the 2015 class.

A couple of Sunshine State quarterbacks stand on the "maybe" list of attendees right now. Five-star Plantation American Heritage signal caller Torrance Gibson and four-star Tampa Hillsborough flame thrower Dwayne Lawson said they may be in Gainesville and weren't sure.

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