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Thursday late night Gators' recruiting nuggets

Several big recruiting nuggets as we head toward the home stretch for 2016 National Signing Day.

January is always a frantic time in recruiting and the Gators efforts this time around are no exception to the rule. With a little less than a month for ink to meet paper, the Florida staff will be on the road early next week trying to finish off what should be a big time haul for the Gators on signing day. 

With that in mind, we feel like we have the latest and best grasp on things when it comes to the 2016 class and inside the message boards at Fightin' Gators you will find our thoughts on how Florida will finish. 

We have a nice note on early enrollee McArthur Burnett. The Gators really need to replenish their talent at cornerback and getting Chauncey Gardner and McArthur Burnett in early for spring was huge for the class. Burnett hadn't arrived for classes as of Thursday and we have an update there. 

At receiver, the Gators are looking to take 1-2 more. A position where they need a talent influx, names like Nate Craig Myers, Tyrie Cleveland, Binjimen Victor, Tre Nixon, and Elijah Stove are the most prominently used at this point in time. We tell you what we think of this group inside. 

Florida also wants to add a tight end to the 2016 class. There are at least a couple of big ones coming through in January with Nick Eubanks and Jamal Pettigrew in the bunch. We tell you what we think.

The offensive line is another position that still needs a talent influx. Some names bandied about are Marcus Tatum, Malcolm Pridgeon, Landon Dickerson, Jauan Williams, etc.  A line of them will be coming in for the Gators to try and get 1-2 more in the class. We tell you what we think is going on.'

There is one main name left on the defensive line. Florida is in hot pursuit of 4-star defensive end Brian Burns and there is a ton of mutual interest.  We give you our thoughts on the Gators landing Burns

Linebacker is yet another position where they will have several guys come in January for visits. The Gators would like to land 1-2 more linebackers and have only landed one linebacker in the last two years, so help is definitely needed there. Big names like Mack Wilson, Dontavious Jackson, and Josh Uche are on tap right now. We tell you what we think. 

There is really only one defensive back target on the board. Louisiana's Kristian Fulton has been a huge target for the Gators for a while now and he is the one they have their sights set on to finish the class in the secondary. We talk about that as well.

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