The Florida Gators will host tons of high school prospects on Saturday and most of the 2015 class of commitments is expected to be in attendance. Four-star receiver Derrick Dillon will make the trip all the way from Franklinton (La.) to see the new Gator offense, while Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher tight end Kalif Jackson and Tallahassee Lincoln tight end Camrin Knight will certainly have their eyes on what is being done at their position. On the offensive line, two big pieces in center Tyler Jordan of Jacksonville Bishop Kenny and Brandon Sandifer of Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside will make the trip to Gainesville. Finally, defensive back Chauncey Gardner of Cocoa who has steadily moved up the recruiting rankings in the 2016 class will also be a part of the crowd Saturday.
These guys will be able to do a lot of recruiting for the Gators and some quality targets will be in attendance.
To lead things off, 4-star running back Jacques Patrick of Orlando Timber Creek should make the trip two hours north to Gainesville for Saturday’s contest. Expected to head elsewhere, Patrick continues to visit The Swamp for various things including games and we will have to keep an eye out.
A big target that said he is not sure yet about being in Gainesville is Clemson commit Ray-Ray McCloud. McCloud is still open to the process while being committed, and says Florida is one of the programs he is looking at.
At receiver, a couple of big timers will be on hand. Newly upgraded to four-stars, Javarius Davis of Jacksonville Ed White is a speedster that would play in the slot and could return kickoffs. The same could be said for St. Pete Lakewood receiver Ryan Davis who will make his third trip to Gainesville in less than a month and does want to get the process over with sometime soon. Representing the 2016 class at receiver is Jacksonville Raines star Ricky Wells who was at Friday Night Lights in July and says the Gators are his favorites at this time. Jacksonville Atlantic Coast receiver David Gardner said he may make it to the game, but wasn’t quite sure at the time.
The lone non-committed tight end expected in is a good one. Four-star Jacob Mathis of Tampa Berkeley Prep says he will be in attendance Saturday and is one to watch moving forward.
A huge target on the offensive line that the Gators covet is New Smyrna Beach 4-star guard Jalen Merrick. Merrick was set to announce soon and the Gators were certainly in the mix, but has postponed any announcement for now. Again, he is one to watch.
On the defensive side of the ball in the 2015 class it will all start up front. A huge target for the class is five-star defensive end Byron Cowart. The Seffner Armwood tackling machine is scheduled to announce his decision September 28, and most people that follow recruiting closely believe he will be a Gator. In the 2016 class, local prospect Jordan Giberti of Gainesville High School is expected to be in the stands watching the contest. He is slowly building his reputation as one to watch.
Another local from Gainesville Buchholz that is planning on being in attendance is cornerback Naquan Howard. He is a threat from either side of the ball in high school but the Gators are watching him as a cornerback. A real star in the secondary for the 2016 class is also expected in. Cornerback Saivion Smith had a terrific start to his season last weekend and will spend this Saturday night in The Swamp. Corner Jeremy McDuffie of Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh says there is a slight chance he will be able to make on Saturday.
Gator commit and four-star linebacker Adonis Thomas will be in Atlanta, close to his Lawrenceville (Ga.) home, to watch Alabama take on West Virginia. The nation’s top offensive tackle, five-star Martez Ivey from Apopka will be at Auburn this weekend for his official visit weekend. Four-star Cornerback Darius Slayton of Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian and four star linebacker Roquan Smith of Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County will both be in Athens to watch Georgia take on Clemson.