9 Early Enrollee Official Visitors for Gators

Pushing the envelope like never before, Jim McElwain and his staff seem to have a new trick up their sleeve every time you turn around. This go-around, the staff is putting together an early enrollee list to arrive on campus in January like none other we have seen. This weekend there are a couple of new names they are trying to add to that list.

Florida has already officially hosted early enrollee committed prospects in four-star receiver Josh Hammond and two January junior college enrollees in four-star receiver Dre Massey and five-star running back Mark Thompson.  They also hosted early enrollee possibilities in five-star quarterback Jacob Eason and three-star linebacker David Reese. That is five already that they either have committed or a real shot at right now.

This weekend, they are hosting nine more.  I believe the most the Gators have added for the spring semester at one time is eight, and we are talking about possibly 14 mid-year enrollees that can come in and compete in the spring.

Here are the nine expected in this weekend and all of them would be enrolling in January to compete right away this spring.


Story Line: Committed to Florida a little over a week ago and is playing for the state championship in Orlando Friday afternoon. He will make the trip to Gainesville after his game and start his official visit then. He has been the top target for Florida for a while and is a kid that has everything except maybe some bulk needed for playing at the next level.


Story Line: Also playing for a state championship in Texas on Friday, he will fly in for the official visit as soon as that is done. A big strong-armed quarterback that plays behind a n all-star at his school, but came to camp at Florida twice and earned a scholarship offer by doing so.



Story Line: Committed in the spring and although visiting a few places has maintained that commitment. Johnson had a really good senior season and comes from a program that should have him ready to play right away at this level. He already has the size and actually could be a small tight end or big receiver in the class.



Story Line: Smooth receiver from just 40 miles away that really blew up and is currently the second highest rated player in the class. Swain has a little bit of everything, quickness, speed, agility, and smarts to go along with strong technique that should allow him to get on the field early as well. He committed back in mid-October to the Gators.



Story Line: Forsythe was a prospect that Mike Summers had in a camp a few times and the staff finally pulled the trigger on an offer when they went to see him in spring ball this May. He is a monster that plays with a mean streak, but likely a guy that won’t be ready to play right away. Still, getting that extra spring on campus will be a huge thing for this young man.



Story Line: He’s a late addition to the visit list, but a prospect that Florida has been recruiting for at least a month now. He is a big timer with over 20 Power-5 conference offers on the table. The Gators will get his last visit and we know the situation along the offensive line. He is a guy you bring in to play early if you can.



Story Line: This is a prospect that Florida defensive line coach was high on back in April. He has been committed to South Carolina for a while and recently dropped that commitment. Now Florida and Tennessee are the top two. It appears the Vols are in the lead, but again, the Gators are getting the last visit. He’s another big time player that Florida would love to add to their roster for January.



Story Line: Without a doubt he has been the biggest recruiter in the class so far. He has taken a couple of visits elsewhere but has always maintained his commitment and been all over twitter about getting other prospects to Gainesville. He is also a very highly rated prospect with tremendous skills. He has the size of a safety and the agility of a cornerback. He will compete right away for a spot in the secondary once arriving on campus in January.



Story Line: A terrific athlete that could play offense or defense, but the staff sees him as a big time cornerback. Burnett comes from a terrific program in Pahokee that has produced some of the finest football players to ever play the game. He’s done everything the staff has asked and will bring a nice contingent of family members for the visit this weekend to get everything finalized for his enrollment next month. He will undoubtedly make an impact in his freshman year.       

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