Five Gator prospects that can make a difference

If you follow Florida recruiting, you know that things are looking up in recruiting circles as compared to just a few months ago. It makes sense given a new head coach and given the surprising success the team has had this year. But, things can get better and here are five prospects that could make a big difference.

Feleipe Franks is the top rated passer in Florida and a huge target for Florida. Gators’ head coach Jim McElwain visited Wakulla High School last week and we’re hearing that things are going pretty well between the current LSU commitment and the Gators. He’s a tall, strong-armed signal caller that can make all the throws. For the Gators to clear the highest hurdles in the recruiting rankings they will need a top flight quarterback in the class.

Nate Craig-Myers is the number one receiver in the country and is another that was visited by McElwain last week. The former Auburn commitment has been publicly pretty open with his recruitment, but he’s visited the Gators a couple of times this season and his half-brother is also a member of the 2016 class. Things are looking pretty good with Florida and Craig-Myers, but the staff needs to finish.

On the other side of the ball the Gators have recruited pretty well over the last few years. But, with an offensive minded coach, there are some concerned that could change. Getting a prospect like Janarius Robinson in the fold would change that sentiment quite a bit. The four-star defensive end from the panhandle remains committed to Florida State but there is a lot of buzz between he and Florida and he’s visited the Gators this season. Watch for this one.

If there is a position that should scream to recruits ‘WE NEED YOU’, it would be linebacker. The Gators have signed only one linebacker total in the last two classes. With that in mind, why not go for the top guy? Lyndell Mack Wilson would be that guy this season. The number one inside linebacker in the country out of Alabama actually has Florida listed as the top school of his eight favorites and the staff visited there this week. It appears things are going very well with his recruitment.

Florida is currently loaded in the secondary, but a quick look and all of the top six players could be gone by the end of the 2016 season, half of them gone after this season. The Gators have a nice secondary group already committed, but adding a marquee name and talent is something they would like to do. That top target right now is Louisiana native Kristian Fulton. Fulton is a big and physical player in the back end of the defense and is a big time player nationally. 

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