These are just the prospects that are not committed anywhere, the board is much bigger when the top prospects that are looking at Florida committed elsewhere are added to the list.
Dexter Williams (RB, Winter Garden, West Orange) The former Miami Hurricane commitment is now wide open and looking around. Florida is trying to make an impression on him and would love to have the ultra-athletic Williams be a part of the new deal here in Gainesville. Williams was never fond of the old staff, but there may be a light open with this one.
Bottom Line:Williams seems tied tight with teammate Jalen Julius who was previously committed to Florida and he may go where Julius goes. Maybe Florida makes another attempt at Julius, but that isn’t known at this time. His recruitment seems truly up in the air.
Jordan Cronkrite (RB, Miami Westminster Christian) Cronkrite plays bigger than his soze and he is a sturdy 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. Playing in South Florida he has a lot of weapons to bring to the table that the current staff likes.
Bottom Line: Cronkrite seems to really like the Gators at the moment. He will be visiting on January 23rd and the former Miami Hurricane commitment could get something done that weekend.
Javarius Davis (WR/RB, Jacksonville, Ed White) Davis is a super athlete that can play offense, defense, or special teams as an electric return man. He’s been a great player for a couple of years in Jacksonville.
Bottom Line: He has been a big target for Florida since the summer. He’s visited a few times and was close at one point to pulling the trigger for the old staff. When things started going sour on the season, Davis started looking elsewhere. Georgia is the biggest one to worry about here and Auburn is coming on strong.
Ryan Davis (WR, St. Petersburg Lakewood) Davis had one of the best years in high school football and set Tampa area records for his play this year and over his career. Another truly electric player, Davis would be a magical slot player in the Florida offense.
Bottom Line: The Gators seem to have the lead here, but he and a few of his Tampa area friends are getting the full court press from Auburn at the moment. Things could happen fast for Florida if a receiver coach was named and they can move on.
Martez Ivey (OT, Apopka) Ivey might just be the most important prospect in the class. The importance of the offensive line in this class cannot be understated and his ability to likely come in and play right away is something they need in a bad way. He is the number one rated offensive tackle in America for a reason, because he is the best.
Bottom Line: Another Florida – Auburn battle, but this has been that way for a while. This one should come Florida’s way and the familiarity with Coach Summers should help seal it. The Gators would really hope that Ivey can make his decision for the good guys and make it soon to get the ball rolling. He should visit Florida the weekend of January 16th.
Byron Cowart (DE/ LB, Seffner Armwood) Cowart was an animal the entire Under Armour week and took home MVP honors for the winning team in the game. The 5-star hybrid wants to play both with his hand down and a roamer like Dante Fowler did for Florida.
Bottom Line: Yet another Florida - Auburn battle. Florida State will be a hat on the table when all is said and done, but Will Muschamp is the guy that is making it hard to reel Cowart in at this time. Right now it is hard to say which way it will go, but his heart has always been set on Gainesville and he has yet to meet his new position coach which should help smooth things a bit.
CeCe Jefferson (DE. Glen St. Mary, FL, Baker County) Jefferson is another 5-star beast on the defensive line that can just wreak pure havoc up front. Jefferson is so big and athletic he just makes plays that a lot can’t make.
Bottom Line: This appears to be a Florida – Ole Miss battle, but this is the guy that has visited the Gators more than any other than I can ever remember. Everyone will stress until signing day when he is set to make his decision, but I think in the end he will come the Gators way.
Jeff Holland (LB, Jacksonville Trinity Christian) Holland is a natural born pass rusher but a guy with the body and athleticism to play outside linebacker. He is a head hunter and plays mean on the field. A two-time state champion he is a true leader for Trinity Christian.
Bottom Line: Holland is probably the guy that has been on the Florida campus more than anyone except Jefferson, yet this one seems to have gone a little farther in the direction of Auburn. He was looking hard at Auburn anyway when Muschamp was still at Florida, but the scales have tipped a great deal. It is not over, but there is a lot of work to be done now by the new staff for this one time supposed Gator lock.
Roquan Smith (LB, Montezuma GA, Macon County) Smith is another head banger of a linebacker and the number two rated middle linebacker on Scout. He played well in his week at the Under Armour event and has been a target for Florida for a very long time.
Bottom Line: Georgia has to be considered the leader here although at one time that was not likely the case. The staff has done a great job of getting back in with him, especially defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. His interested in Florida is surprisingly good since the staff change and Florida does seem to have a legitimate chance with the 4-star tackle machine.
Chris Williamson (CB, Gainesville, GA) This elite sized cornerback (6-1, 185) just recently got a Florida offer and that set off an avalanche of offers from other schools. He’s gone from four offers a week ago to over 20 in this amount of time because if his athleticism and ability to play physical at the position.
Bottom Line: Florida got in late, but a lot of teams did the same. He will visit the Gators on Jan. 30. Too early to tell how this one can play out, but it is definitely one to watch.
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