Chad Simmons

Hollywood Bob's Recruiting Midnight Matinee (1/25/16)

The latest break down of the rest of the recruiting board for the Florida Gators 201 signing class.

Signing day is only about a week away and the recruiting pressure for these high school prospects that remain on the Florida recruiting board is huge. That same pressure is felt among the many programs that are recruiting these young men. 

For the Gators, the boad appears to be down to about 10 or so prospects that aren't already committed to Florida. The staff still has to hang on to the 14 commitments that aren't enrolled early and of the remainder of the board. 3-5 prospects will end up being Gators. 

We talk about all of them on the inside on the message boards at Fightin' Gators.

We start off at receiver, where the Gators have one big time prospect still looking at Florida. Tyrie Cleveland out of Houston, Texas is a primo talent and Florida is trying hard to sway him from his Houston commitment. Cleveland visits next weekend and we give you the low down on what we think is really going on in his recruitmemt. 

Next we jump to the tight end position. Florida was expecting Plantation, Florida American Heritage star tight end Nick Ebanks in over the weekend, but an illness struck and he will now postpone unil the last weekend next week. Along with Eubanks, the Gators are still  in on Louisiana star and LSU commit Jamal Pettigrew who is also expected in next weekend. We discuss both and what we think will happen in terms of their recruitment inside. 

The offensive line has three names, but are they all seriously still considering the Gators. We talk about NNorth Carolina star Landon Dickerson, South Carolina stud John Simspn, and Nassau Community College 5-star Malcolm Pridgeon and give you a rundown on what they are thinking at this moment. 

On the defensive line, Florida is pursuing just one more. Five-star American Heritage defensive end Brian Burns visited the Gators this weekend and came away with a favorable impression. We hear there is more to it than that, but you will have to find out inside on our message boards. 

Linebacker is a big one and the one big prize out there for the Gators is Montgomery, Alabama 4-star monster Lyndell "Mack" Wilson. Wilson will visit next weekend with several other prospects from his home state and the Gators will make one final push for the guy that still claims Florida as his leader. 

Finally in the secondary, the gators are pursuing one of the nation's best. Lousiana cornerback Kristian Fulton is ranked third in the country at his position and will visit next week for the final visit weekend of the cycle. We lay a lot of information out there on Fulton and give you our read on what is happening with the young man and his recruitment. 

Come join us on the message boards at and get a feel for what is really going on as we wind down this recruiting cycle at this LINK .

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