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Gator Blitz: Recruiting Update 5/13

"Gator Blitz" is back and it recaps all of the big UF recruiting storylines of the last few days in one place.

"Gator Blitz" is back and has plenty of recruiting scoop this Friday. But before we check out the latest on the targets, lets get the latest dish on where the staff will be this summer. 

Satellite Camps

Florida has been finalizing the dates for a few camps this summer, here is a look at some of the camps on the schedule: 

June 3-4: Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) 

June 8: Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.) 

June 12: Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (Florida/Maryland/ODU) 

June 12: Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp (Tampa, Florida) 

June 14: Valdosta State Football Camp (Valdosta State University Field House in GA)

June 15: Valdosta State Football Camp (Location TBD but in Georgia) 

               Valdosta State Football Camp (Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia) 

June 17: Blount High School in Alabama

The Gators are also set to host satellite camps with Texas as well, working on dates for those. We will continue to update this list as we hear more. 

The Gators Hitting Up the West Coast

Visiting a Five-Star

UF assistant Tim Skipper has been a busy man out west. On Friday he is set to check in with five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis. At the moment it seems like a Stanford, Alabama battle for the St.John Bosco standout. 

UF Make Top Three

The Gators also checked in on Elijah Blades on Wednesday. The four-star corner told that he has Florida, Arizona and Utah in his top three, however, UF is still his dream school. Coach Skipper and Florida defensive back coach, Torrian Gray, have both made him feel like a priority. Blades is planning to visit this summer and will definitely be on commitment watch when he does in fact visit. 

A full update with Blades will be posted soon on 

Offers Out West

Gators offered Los Angeles (Calif) Hawkins' DB Aashari Crosswell. The 2018 four-star target's offer list includes: Arizona, Arizona State, Ball State, Boise State, Boston College, Cal, Notre Dame, Nebraska, USC, Washington and Washington State.

On the day Deommodore Lenoir picked up his offer from Florida, the four-star cornerback from Los Angeles trimmed his list to ten and it included Florida. His top ten (in no order): Oregon, Alabama, Nebraska, Florida, USC, UCLA, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and San Diego State. The Trojans were his dream school growing up.

Gators also offered 2018 wide receiver Camren McDonald on Friday. McDonald holds offers from  UCLA, Utah, Washington State, Oregon State and Colorado. 

New Offers

UF offered three-star running back Chase Hayden. The 2017 back from Tennessee already holds offers from in-state school, the Vols, Arizona, Arkansas, Duke, Louisville, Michigan, South Carolina, UVa and others. Tennessee seem to be the favorite at the moment; he is a Vols legacy.

The Gators were the latest to offer New Jersey playmaker, Dorian Hardy. The 2018 defensive end fro St. Joseph Regional also picked up an offer from Alabama this week. He told National Recruiting Analyst, Brian Dohn, that Alabama is his favorite college football team.  He also holds offers from: Rutgers,  MichiganNebraskaNorth CarolinaVirginia Tech and Wisconsin.


Odds and Ends

Marcus Minor does not have favorites and is still evaluating every team that has offered him. Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are all heavily involved in his recruitment at the moment. There are many that say he is looking out of state, however, the Terps want him badly. The four-star lineman told he wants to visit Gainesville this summer, if he does that would certainly be a game changer. 


Four-star tight end Jimmy Jaggers wants to visit Florida. In a recent interview with Director of Recruiting, Brandon Huffman, he said the Gators are LSU are two schools he wants to visit. He recently took trips to three Pac-12 schools:Washington USC and UCLA. 


-The Gators watched 2018 quarterback Artur Sitkowski throw this week in New Jersey. 

-UF also stepped in to see several out of state targets including: K.J. BrittLuiji VilainHamsah Nasirildeen and Markquese Bell. Gray will check in on Devon Hunter on Friday.

If you missed any of our 22 for 2017 and 2018 series, here are the links: 

22 for 2017: Florida Out of State Targets

22 for 2017: Florida In-State Targets

22 for 2018: A look at the Future

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