Florida secured one defensive back pledge, but who is next? How many more?

The Gators secured one defensive back commitment, but how many more are Florida targeting? Who is left on their list?

Elijah Blades was Florida's first defensive back commitment in the 2017 class, however, the Gators are not stopping with one. It looks like four is the magic number for defensive backs in this class. Here is a look at some of the names remaining on the board. 



Latest: Devon Hunter is right at the top of the list. The Gators really him at defensive back. Hunter is set to cut down his list this week. The schools that will make the list: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida, Alabama and Auburn. Although UF is still a school in contention, Clemson and VT are looking really good right now. But this five-star's recruitment is not ending anytime soon. 



Latest: A.J. Terrell is Florida's top safety target at the moment, and things are going very well for UF. Terrell is set to make his decision in September, and the Gators are confident on where things stand. Scout's No. 15 safety also has  AlabamaAuburnGeorgia and South Carolina in his top six. At this time UGA is Florida's biggest competitor. 



Latest: Hamsah Nasirildeen is one to watch for sure. The four-star safety out of North Carolina visited Gainesville this spring and left very impressed. Alabama, Florida, Clemson, Florida State and South Carolina make up Nasirildeen's top six. The Scout 300 defensive back has not trimmed his list further, however, it seems like this is a Florida, Alabama battle, with the Crimson Tide getting the slight edge. The longer this recruitment stretches out, the better it is for UF. 



Latest: Shaun Wade took several visits with his team this month. The four-star cornerback, who is committed to Ohio State, said after those visits that he expects to take officials to both Ohio State and Notre Dame. He has not set any officials and he does not know where his remaining three will be. The reason he has started trending downwards, despite many who believe Alabama and Florida are the main battle here, unless Wade visits the status quo will be the same. He is hoping to visit UF this summer. 



Latest: It's not if, but when at this point for Shawn Davis. The Miami Southridge corner visited Gainesville this month, after making a number of trips to the Swamp this spring. He is a close of a lock as you can get. I think he is the next to commit. 



Latest: Things haven't really changed much with Christopher Henderson. He remains committed to Miami and is still talking to Florida and Michigan. However, things are looking good for UF. The four-star Miami native has visited Gainesville many times this spring and once this summer (with Davis). It looks like a  decommitment from the Canes is on the cards. 



Latest: Florida did a good job to get back in the thick of things with DeAngelo Gibbs, however, it looks like there is plenty left to do to move up with Gibbs. The five-star told Chad Simmons that Tennessee and Georgia are two schools he likes, but "not necessarily the top." I think the Gators will have some work to do. 



Latest: Nothing has changed with Kendarian Handy-Holly. The four-star safety out of Alabama is still high on the Gators. His close friend, Kadarius Toney, is committed to UF. 



Latest: Latavious Brini has Georgia on top with Miami and Notre Dame closely following after his recent visit to South Bend for Irish Invasion. Brini is expected to announce at the end of July. He made that decision shortly after visiting Notre Dame. 



Latest: Miami has certainly moved up the ranks for Marco Wilson. Current Gators defensive back, Quincy Wilson's brother, has yet to visit Florida this summer and his father did play for the Hurricanes. Michigan, USC and Louisville are also in play. 



Latest: The Texas native is now a Florida resident. Grant Delpit is now at IMG Academy, closer to Florida. But a Michigan offer is changing things for safety. In a recent interview, Delpit said the Wolverines were close to the top. Another factor to consider, Delpit is originally from New Orleans, and LSU looks like the one with the edge. 

Out of this list, I think Davis, Henderson, Terrell, Nasirildeen, Hunter, and Wade are going to be the ones to watch closely moving forward. 

**OTHERS TO WATCH**: four-star corner Brad Stewart, St. Thomas Aquinas Brian Edwards and JUCO CB Jhavonte Dean.


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