15 Visitors set for Gators

Florida head coach Jim McElwain will have more visitors on hand this weekend than he has hosted yet as 15 high school prospects or more are expected to be shown the town on their visits starting Friday.

Heading into the last weekend of the recruiting cycle and with spots needing to be filled at nearly every position on the board, the Gators would love to land maybe all of the prospects in attendance.

The Gators need a quarterback in the class and they are bringing in a good one with Louisville commitment Lamar Jackson. The athletic signal caller has a big time arm and maybe throws the best deep ball in the entire 2015 class of quarterbacks. The Boynton Beach athlete can run as well and is super in that aspect of his game. He is a priority this weekend.

Receiver Antonio Callaway from Miami’s Booker T Washington is a highly skilled receiver with quick twitch ability and just an explosive step to get past defenders. The lack of speed and sheer talent at the position has been documented here and Callaway has become a high priority. Look for the Gators to put the full court press on the young man this weekend.

No less than seven offensive linemen are expected in, maybe the largest group of linemen ever to visit officially on the same visit. They better stock the buffet lines well when these guys come through.

Leading the charge for the offensive line are commitments Brandon Sandifer and Tyler Jordan. Jordan is returning for his third week in a row and will be on an unofficial and Sandifer just recently changed plans to make it up for an official visit. The two will try to help add other linemen to this class that so desperately need them. With three commits along the line the staff is trying to get to six or seven.

The highest rated prospect on the list is 4-star guard Quarvez Boulware of Washington (DC) Friendship Academy. Hot rumors had him committed to Maryland a couple of weeks ago, but Boulware has confirmed and he will be making the trek to Gainesville.

Monster tackle Fredrick Johnson of Royal Palm Beach is also expected in. Florida offered him in December and has been on him hard. Currently leaning to Miami, this visit could go a long way in swaying his decision.

Under Armour All-American Tyree St. Louis is another tackle the Gators covet. From the Tampa area, St. Louis attends the IMG Academy in Bradenton and is a real star. He is currently committed to Miami and the thought is the staff really needs to sway the family here who prefers the Hurricanes. This visit will be key.

Nick Buchanan from Dunwoody (Ga.) is a recent offer from the Gators and has maintained his commitment to Cal. A flurry of recent SEC offers had his interest going in different directions and he settled on Florida for his final visit. A late bloomer, he is a good one the Gators would love to land at guard. He is on his way to Gainesville.

Richerd Desir-Jones out of Ft. Lauderdale and powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas comes in without an offer, but serious interest from the Gators. The two-way lineman could come in and get a look for either side of the ball. If he passes the eyeball test, I imagine he will get that offer. He is currently committed to Florida International.

Defensive tackle commitment Andrew Ivie of Dade City Pasco will finally make his official visit. The brother of Gator DT Joey Ivie has laid low because he spends most of his weekends as a wrestler. He will be here helping recruit others to play here.

The newest offer went out last night to defensive end Keivonnis Davis of Miami Central. The offer to the Oregon State commitment shows a little bit of the push the Gators really want to make into Miami and the whole South Florida area.

G.G. Robinson is a Louisville commitment who spurned the Auburn Tigers who came in late with an offer last week. The Auburn legacy will visit this weekend in Gainesville and has the size (6-3, 260) and athleticism to be an elite defensive end at this level.

Defensive end Luke Ancrum received a Florida offer on Monday and the Sebring defensive end was really excited about it. We should expect this 6-5, 240 pounder to make some news this weekend.

Cornerback Chris Williamson of Gainesville (Ga.) had probably the hottest gains among prospects in the southeast in terms of collegiate interest, after the season and when colleges had time to watch senior film. He has turned down a lot of schools to visit to come and see Florida and the gators would love to have him.

Montrell Custis recently de-committed from Alabama and the 4-star safety is looking around. Florida is his last stop. He is likely the only safety on the board and certainly the highest rated safety on the board. Florida would love to get him to pick the Gators.

Needless to say this is a huge weekend for the Gators and what they want to do in the 2015 class. Stay tuned to what should be a fun weekend to follow.

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