Florida Coaches Checking in on Some Big Targets on Wednesday

The Florida staff will be back at it on Wednesday. The Gators are scheduled to check in on some of their biggest targets in the Tampa and Polk County area. FightinGators.com has the scoop.

Wednesday is going to be a busy, but big day for the Florida Gators staff, as they check in on some of their biggest targets in the 2017 class. Here is a breakdown on where each staff member will be headed: 

Florida Offensive Coordinator Doug Nussmeier 


Four-star Clearwater running back, Adarius Lemons  will receive a visit from the Florida OC on Wednesday. Lemons, although committed to North Carolina, is still open to other schools that have offered him. He wants to take more unofficial and official visits. Nussmeier will also see defensive end, Kane Taylor. Taylor does not hold an offer from UF at the moment. 

Nuss will then be joined by UF assistant Tim Skipper on those visits as well. Both coaches will then check in on Clearwater Central Catholic C.J. Cotman and Pinellas Park's Jordon Scott


Cotman has remain high on the Gators, while Scott does not currently hold an offer from UF. FSU, Boston College, and USF are among the defensive tackle's offer list, however. 


Running Backs Coach Tim Skipper 

Skipper will also check in a number of other prospects including Devan Barrett


The four-star athlete out of Tampa Catholic has recently visited Auburn, however, has remain in close contact with the Gators staff and recently visited Gainesville in February. Skipper will also check in on Jesuit running back Malik Davis and Armwood High School, the home to 2018 prospects: wide out Warren Thompson and running back Brian Snead.    

Florida Wide Receivers Coach Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon will be very busy on Wednesday. The wide receivers coach will stop by Lakeland High School to see four-star receiver James Robinson.    


Robinson currently has Clemson on top, however, Florida, Ohio State and Oklahoma still remain in it for the No. 14 receiver. 

Dixon will then check in on Armwood's Warren Thompson, UF four-star pledge Daquon Green at Tampa Bay Technical. 


Tight Ends Coach Greg Nord

Greg Nord will hit the trail checking in on a few schools in the area, including: Pasco, Zephyrhills, South Sumter, Wesley Chapel and Wiregrass Ranch 

Offensive Line Coach Mike Summers 

Mike Summers will stop by to see several offensive lineman targets midweek. 


The four-star offensive tackle Richard Gouraige from Cambridge-Christian School holds a Florida offer, as well as offers from Auburn, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan and Miami to name a few. The 2018 prospect is certainly high on the Gators' board. 

Summers will head to Sickles High School to see Desmond Bessent, a 2017 guard, and he will also check in on four-star 2018 tackle Nick Petit-Frere.  


The four-star Berkley Prep standout already holds an offer from Florida. The Tampa native has also picked up offers from Michigan,Ole Miss, Auburn, and Ohio State. 

Defensive Coordinator Geoff Collins


Geof Collins is making sure Zachary Carter knows he is a top priority for Florida. The four-star defensive end is high on the Gators. Carter has Clemson and UF on top at the moment. Carter visited Gainesville earlier this year, however, he attended the Tigers' Orange and White game this spring .

Defensive Line Coach Chris Rumph 

Carter will also receive a visit from defensive line coach, Chris Rumph. Rumph will also stop by near by Plant Senior High to check in on Juwan Burgess


The four-star athlete is a wanted man in the state of Florida with the Gators, the Noles and the Canes all fighting to land him. While Plant, Rumph will also check in to see legacy, Judge Culpepper


The tight end picked up an offer from the Gators this spring and has already visited Gainesville in the last month. 


Rumph will also check in on defensive end Jabreel Stephens from Thomas Jefferson. He will then be the second coach to stop by Tampa Technical to check in on pledge Daquon Green and the second coach to see Devan Barrett

Linebackers Coach Randy Shannon


Randy Shannon will stop by to see several prospects the staff are still evaluating. In the 2017 class, Shannon will see Sebring's outside linebacker, Demaratre Locution, Bartow's defensive end, L.J. Cummings, and Kathleen's linebacker Ventrell Miller


In the 2018 class, Shannon will see offensive tackle Cleveland Reed. The Fort Meade standout holds offers from Miami, UNC, Louisville, USF and Marshall among others. 

Defensive Back Coach Torrian Gray 

New UF assistant, Torrian Gray, will get back to his roots on Wednesday. The Lakeland, Florida native, will head back to his home to see a couple of targets including James Robinson and A.J. Davis. Davis recently told FightinGators.com that he likes the changes he sees in Gainesville. 


Gray will also check in on Ventrell Miller. 


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