Receiver talent coming to Friday Night Lights

Florida’s pursuit of playmakers at the receiver position continues into its premier recruiting event of Friday Night Lights. There’s a talented group heading to Gainesville this weekend to compete for spots in the recruiting class.

Five-star receiver George Campbell leads the group. Ranked the No. 8 receiver and No. 53 overall player in the 2015 class, Campbell has long been a major target of the Florida staff. At 6-4, 195 pounds, Campbell provides an elite combination of size and speed. He has the speed to run by defensive backs but the size to jump over them while fighting for a ball in the air down the field.

LSU has been making a push for the East Lake (FL) High School in recent weeks, so getting him back to Gainesville this weekend could be an important way to get more momentum on Florida’s side.

Four-star Auden Tate will also make the trip to Gainesville on Friday. He’s a physical receiver that can make plays in traffic and get through physical defensive backs at the line of scrimmage. The 6-3.5, 199-pounder has great body control and is a natural pass catcher. With his strength, Tate could be a fun one to watch during the one-on-one portion of Friday’s workout.

Friday will be a return visit for Ryan Davis. The four-star receiver was in Gainesville last week and will be back in town for Friday Night Lights. The Lakewood (FL) High School prospect boasts an offer from Florida, as well as Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Miami, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. Davis is 5-11, 160 pounds and ranks as the No. 40 receiver in the country.

Three-star receiver David Gardner will be at Friday Night Lights, trying to earn an offer. The 6-2, 175-pounder holds offers from Maryland, FIU, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan and UAB, but a Florida offer could shake up his recruitment. He worked out at Dawg Night in Athens last week and the Atlantic Coast (FL) High School product will be in Gainesville on Friday.

Three-star Najee Clayton will make the trip from Paramus, N.J., to participate in Friday Night Lights. The 6-2, 200-pounder is ranked the No. 75 receiver in the country in the 2015 class, but that could change with a strong performance on Friday.

Niceville wide receiver Eli Stove, a 2016 prospect, will also be at Florida on Friday. The 6-1, 180-pounder will face some of the top competition in the country.

There are two key names that won’t be able to make the trip. Florida commitment Derrick Dillon, the four-star from Louisiana, won’t be able to get to Gainesville. Florida commitment Tyler Byrd, a four-star in the 2016 class, also won’t be able to make the trip.


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