The Florida Gators host Eastern Michigan on Saturday for what will now be their season opener. As was last week, the matchup isn’t expected to be a big one, but that hasn’t stopped some of the best prospects in the country from planning on making a trip to Gainesville this weekend.
Florida had a couple of prospects committed elsewhere on hand last weekend for what turned out to be a one play game. This week a couple of others committed elsewhere will likely be on hand.
Running back Dexter Williams of Winter Garden West Orange is currently committed to Miami and is expected to be in attendance Saturday when the Gators play. Williams has been to Gainesville numerous times and has a lot of family that like the Gators, but he has been firm on his commitment to Miami since choosing the Hurricanes back in the spring.
Receiver Ryan Davis of St. Pete (Fla.) Lakewood will be back again after visiting last week and also on his fourth trip to Gainesville in less than a month. Davis is an electric athlete that plays quarterback for his team, he is cousins with Gator defender Dante Fowler, and he has had a great start on the field for Lakewood this year. The Gators like him in the slot position.
Receiver Demetris Robinson of Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Country Day is a 2016 prospect and already committed to Alabama. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he is somewhat of a long strider in the open field but possesses the quickness in traffic to make things happen. Florida is the closest FBS school to Savannah and much closer than Tuscaloosa, so distance is in favor of the Gators who will want to impress the young man.
Florida B position commitment Kalif Jackson of Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher is expected to make it in after planning on being in Gainesville last week and not making it. Jackson is one of the latest commitments in the class and will be coming off of a big game with First Coast Friday night.
Florida’s ace recruiter and center of the future Tyler Jordan of Jacksonville Bishop Kenny is expected in again. It will be an upset of major proportions if Jordan didn’t make it for a game this year.
The 5-star defensive end dup of Byron Cowart of Seffner Armwood and CeCe Jefferson of Baker County should both be in attendance for the second week in a row. The two have been on campus more than just about anyone in the class and the Gators will continue to court them as they have all along.
Local standout Jordan Giberti of Gainesville High School is a super tight end / defensive end in the 2016 class. He made it last week, but hopes to see some football played against Eastern Michigan.
At defensive tackle, Gators commitment Andrew Ivie from Dade City Pasco is expected in for the first time this fall. Brother of Gator sophomore Joey Ivie, Andrew is a prospect that they love for his versatility and his intensity on the field.
We will continue to monitor prospects that might show for the game as we hear about them so pay attention to our insider message boards for the quickest and latest updates.