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Florida checks in on talent in Virginia.

The Gators continue to see the best talent in the country this week. Florida assistants decided to travel up north on Thursday to check out talent in the state of Virginia.

The spring evaluation period is coming to a close, and Florida is making sure they have seen everyone they needed to see. The Florida staff hit the road and headed to Virginia on Thursday. One of the coaches in the Commonwealth was former Virginia resident, Torrian Gray.

Devon Hunter is Scout's No. 4 player overall in the 2017 class. The five-star athlete is being sought after by numerous programs: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Ohio State are all making strong runs at the Indian River playmaker. The Gators impressed him A LOT on his recent visit. The Tigers are also a school to watch, but this one does not look to be settled anytime soon.

The Gaddy brothers recently picked up an offer from the Gators. The good news with both of them is that they want to visit Florida and are hoping to this summer. At this moment Tennessee has both of their attentions, since the Vols offered both of them and have recruited both them equally. But with Breyon Gaddy telling that the brothers will likely wait until the fall to announce a decision, there is plenty of time to switch momentum here.

The defensive tackle from Virginia Beach is not going to be an easy pull. Jordan Williams is expected to make a decision on September 24. Although thats a long ways away, the Gators are not really in the conversation with him right now. Virginia Tech, Clemson, Tennessee, Notre Dame, USC and Virginia are schools that should make the list when he trims it. He has no planned trips to Gainesville right now, however, that could change if he hears what he wants from the staff. But for now the in-state schools for him have been receiving plenty of face time with the playmaker.

Darnell Ewell is the best offensive guard in the 2017 class, so it's no secret why the Gators want him on board. The four-star Lake Taylor standout has Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame as his top five.

Four-star running back Khalan Laborn had planned to announce in early June, however, he could be pushing it back. In a recent interview he says : Florida State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech are recruiting him the hardest.

The Gators continue to work Luiji Vilain, but the four-star defensive end will be tough to land at the moment. His current top three does not include UF: Virginia Tech, Michigan and USC. 

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