Florida stands at eight commitments and seven of the eight should be on campus between Friday and Saturday. As we know with recruiting it isn’t over until they sign on the dotted line and getting them on campus as much as possible will help ensure that they stay committed.
Athlete Tyrek Tisdale of Orlando Oakridge will actually be here Friday because he has a passing tournament to be in on Saturday. Tisdale is the latest Florida commitment and a guy that could play running back, receiver, or safety at Florida. Receiver Isaiah Johnson of Palm Beach gardens Dwyer is a good one to get on campus. Johnson has already been committed now to three schools and he has tripped to Miami since committing to Florida just a few weeks ago. Getting him back up here is big.
Defensive end JaQuan Bailey of Jacksonville Raines will be making his third trip to Gainesville in the last six weeks. Fellow defensive end Eric Mitchell from Miami Central will also be back for his second trip in the last few weeks. Linebacker Vosean Joseph of Miami Norland visited with Mitchell before and will be in attendance on Saturday. Finally cornerback Chauncey Gardner of Cocoa is the highest rated of the committed prospects and is making another trip to Gainesville this spring as well. A new offer from Alabama has some worried, but Gardner is solid to the Gators. Safety Spencer Perry is also due back. The Bradenton IMG Academy star is another big part of future of the secondary at Florida.
With the passing tournament going on this weekend and drawing a lot of prospects, the offensive and defensive lines will be well represented.
Expected on hand are several offensive linemen including Daytona beach Mainland star Marcus Tatum, Winter Garden West Orange massive tackle Stone Forsythe, Cocoa monster lineman Jawaan Taylor, North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester 4-star tackle John Simpson, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County guard Chris Barnes, Lagrange (Ga.) Lagrange HS tackle Luke Elder, and Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett 2017 tackle Tony Gray.
Simpson and Tatum both have offers from the Gators and it will be a good chance for the staff to eyeball the rest of the group.
Besides the two committed defensive ends in attendance, three more big prospects on the defensive line are expected in on Saturday.
Ocala Trinity Catholic 4-star defensive end Jordan Woods will be on campus for his second time in a week. The thought was things were fading for Woods, but they seem to looking better now between him and Florida. Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive end Mykell McDaniel is another big time prospect that is supposed to be here.
Finally at a very hard position to find, defensive tackle, 4-star Michail Carter of Jackson (Ga.) is a guy that should make the trip to Gainesville. Carter visited Florida a year ago and this will be the first time back since the summer.
The unit that is well represented is the receivers. Florida looks to sign 4-5 receivers in 2016 and already have two on board. We mentioned commitment Isaiah Johnson will be in attendance Saturday, but several others should be on hand as well.
All eyes will be on Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas slot guy Sam Bruce. The Miami commitment hasn’t been secretive about liking the Gators and we think this could be a time something happens with his recruitment. Another from South Florida and a name we all know is Joshua Hammond from Hallandale. Hammond is the younger brother of Frankie who played at Florida just a few years ago.
Staying in-state West Orange star Eddie McDoom has a ton of big time offers and is making his third trip to Florida in recent months. Ed White receiver Dalvin Storey is also expected in. 2017 star receiver Emanuel Greene of Bradenton’s IMG Academy should be here. We can also throw in Tampa Berkeley Prep 4-star tight end Jacob Mathis and he is making his second trip to Gainesville for the spring.
From out of state comes a familiar last name and one a lot of people are afraid to try and pronounce. Josh Imatorbhebhe is the younger brother of current Gator Daniel Imatorbhebhe and Josh will be here from Suwannee (Ga.) North Gwinnett HS and has an offer from the Gators.
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Four-star cornerback Trayvon Mullen of Coconut Creek headlines the remainder of the group expected in. Mullen recently released a top ten with the Gators riding fourth and needing to improve their stock with the young man.
Quarterback Jake Allen is a class of 2017 star from Ft. Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. Athlete Bruce Judson is another 2017 star from Cocoa that is currently committed to Ohio State, but is making a return trip to Florida this spring.
Finally, kicker Ricky Aguayo attends IMG Academy and is the younger brother of FSU All-American Roberto Aguayo. The Gators will be looking for a kicker in the 2016 class, so Aguayo should be recruited hard.