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Gator Blitz: Recruiting Update 4/8

"Gator Blitz" recaps all of the big Florida recruiting storylines of the last few days in one place. On this Friday's edition we break down the big visitor list.

Swamp Night is finally here. Florida is hosting a huge group of visitors this weekend, here is a quick breakdown of the visitors. 

Official Visitors

Josiah Coatney has visited South Carolina several times, and Ole Miss has also received a visit. 


Gators signee Joseph Putu, who was not able to take an official visit before he signed. 

Commitment Watch?

Kendarian Handy-Holly is on his way to The Swamp. The safety from Alabama could be one to keep an eye on during this trip, since this his third visit to Gainesville. This is what Recruiting Analyst John Garcia had to say: 

 "Not saying he'll for sure commit, but his camp isn't ruling it out at this point. It would be a monster get for McElwain and company. KHH is the No. 1 safety in Alabama for me, and it would follow UF grabbing the No. 1 safety in Alabama for 2016 in J. Taylor"

Kai-Leon Herbert has had Florida as the top school for a while now, so him coming to campus is great and it could mean a decision is coming....

This is the third visit this spring for Kemore Gamble. Gamble arrived with his teammates on Thursday and they all are expected to say in town until Saturday.

A late addition to the visitor list, James Houston IV is making his second trip to The Swamp this spring. The linebacker from South Florida has given the Gators glowing reviews the last few trips, and is definitely one to keep an eye on. 

The Other Visitors 



Awaiting Offer

No. 5 DE Puts Florida in Top 15

Four-star defensive end from Dematha, Chase Young trimmed his list and put Florida in his top 15. Other schools in his list include: AlabamaArizona StateClemsonFlorida StateLSUMaryland,Miami, MichiganMichigan StateNotre DameOhio StateTennesseeTexas A&M and USC made the cut.

"Those are the schools I felt most comfortable with and I had the best relationships coach-wise," said Young."They are programs that I think in the future will do well, and I have interest in the school academic-wise. I just started from there."

He recently visited Ohio State. 

STORY LINK [National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn talks to Young about his top 15]

Tuesday's Gator Blitz will have a long recap of this weekend's visit. 


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