Where Florida stands with it's top 2017 targets on offense

The Gators are focused on bringing in some of the best talent in the country to Gainesville. With some spots already taken, FightinGators.com's "Gator Gauge" looks at where things stand with some of the remaining targets. In part one we take a look at the targets on offense.

The Florida Gators have already secured ten pledges in the 2017 class. But who is next? Where do they stand with the remaining targets? 

Quarterback

http://www.scout.com/player/195105-jake-allen?s=168

STATUS: SOLID COMMIT

Wide Receiver

http://www.scout.com/player/192796-daquon-green?s=168

STATUS: SOLID COMMIT

http://www.scout.com/player/181386-donovan-peoples-jones?s=168

Trend:

Schools Involved: Michigan and Florida

Latest: Things continue to improve with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. The four-star wide receiver from Michigan. The Wolverines continue to be a team favored to land the wide out-due to their proximity Peoples-Jones has visited their campus may times. However, the Gators should feel confident that they are neck and neck with the in-state school. 

http://www.scout.com/player/190983-jerry-jeudy

Trend:

Schools Involved: Miami, Alabama, Florida, Florida, State and Georgia 

Latest: This looked like a two-horse race between Alabama and Miami, however, after his recent visit, things are heating up with Florida. this is definitely one to watch as the Gators became more involved. 

http://www.scout.com/player/190926-trevon-grimes?s=168

Trend:

Schools Involved:  AlabamaFloridaFlorida StateGeorgiaMiami (Fl) and Ohio State

Latest: Nothing has changed in regards to Trevon Diggs. It seems like the Buckeyes continue to be the team to beat for the four-star. 

http://www.scout.com/player/203871-henry-ruggs

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia 

Latest: Henry Ruggs visited Florida this spring, however, it seems the wide receiver is trending in-state with Alabama being his destination. 

Tight End

http://www.scout.com/player/192860-kemore-gamble?s=168

Status: SOLID COMMIT

http://www.scout.com/player/199046-tre-mckitty?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Auburn, Oregon, and Florida

Latest: Tre McKitty is set to make a decision this summer, however, it doesn't seem like the Gators will be his choice. Oregon and Auburn seem like the two schools to beat, with the Tigers being the favorite due to distacne. 

http://www.scout.com/player/206131-zechariah-byrd?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Alabama and Florida

Latest: On the other hand things are trending the right way for Zechariah Byrd. The tight end from Alabama has visited Florida for the spring game and then already this month. The Gators look to be in the driving seat. 

http://www.scout.com/player/198486-jimmy-jaggers

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Alabama, Florida, USC, Michigan, Washington and UCLA

Latest: It's going to be hard to take Jimmy Jaggers away from the west coast but Tim Skipper has done a good job securing his visit, and the Gators are among the schools Jaggers says are recruiting him the hardest. With USC landing a tight end this week, it will be interesting to see where this recruitment trends now. 

Running Back

http://www.scout.com/player/201562-adarius-lemons

Trend: 

Schools Involved: UNC, Florida and Miami

Latest: The Gators are making a strong push to flip North Carolina pledge Adarius Lemons. The four-star running back has said that he is listening to Florida, and hopes to see how UF does this fall. His status will not change until he schedules a visit to Florida, until now he has no visits planned. 

http://www.scout.com/player/195003-bentavious-thompson

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Miami, Florida

Latest: The battle for the in-state schools for Bentavious Thompson. Thompson is committed to the Hurricanes, however, Florida is pursuing the running back. With his teammate, Kemore Gamble, already pledged to the Gators, this one is to keep a close eye on. 

http://www.scout.com/player/195222-devan-barrett?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Auburn, Tennessee, UNC, Notre Dame, FSU, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and USC. 

Latest: Although no favorites have been named at this time, Auburn certainly has been trending for Devan Barrett. Although if the Gators were to press Barrett (recruiting him at running back), things could change. This is not sealed at all. 

Offensive Line

http://www.scout.com/player/197450-kadeem-telfort?s=168

STATUS: COMMITTED

http://www.scout.com/player/200822-navaughn-donaldson

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Miami, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State

Latest: The Gators are working hard to flip Navaughn Donaldson. The Miami Central offensive tackle is committed to the local school, University of Miami. However, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State are some of the schools working to flip the four-star. UF is the only school that he has not visited yet. 

http://www.scout.com/player/195395-kai-leon-herbert?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Florida, Michigan,Miami, Auburn, Mississippi State and Tennessee. 

Latest: This seems like a two-horse race between Michigan and Florida. The good news with Kai-Leon Herbert, is that he visited Michigan and remains uncommitted. The Gators were the one time favorite to land the four-star American Heritage standout, however, now they are in a battle with the Wolverines. The darkhorse here? Miami. 

http://www.scout.com/player/199984-alex-leatherwood?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Alabama and Florida

Latest: Things are moving in the right direction for Florida with Alabama pledge Alex Leatherwood. Although he is still committed to the Crimson Tide, the Gators have not given up and Leatherwood is definitely a priority in the trenches. The four-star lineman is very interested in the Gators. 

http://www.scout.com/player/182677-tedarrell-slaton?s=168

Trend: 

Schools Involved: Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, and Tennessee. 

Latest: Nothing has changed when it comes to the five-star offensive lineman from American Heritage. Slaton has named Clemson his top school. He has had different leaders over time and  likes Alabama and speaks frequently about Michigan

Athlete

http://www.scout.com/player/203800-kadarius-toney?s=168

STATUS: COMMITTED 

Interesting to see how attention from Auburn could potentially affect him. 

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