Gator Blitz: Friday Night Lights Special

The day has arrived. Friday Night Lights will fill the Swamp with some of the top players in the country. "Gator Blitz"takes a look at the expected visitors. Who is on commitment watch?

It is finally here. The biggest recruiting night of the summer for Florida, Friday Night Lights. This is going to be a star studded affair with several four-star and five-star prospects all descending upon on Gainesville. The Gators could see themselves adding some new faces by the end of the night. 

Commit Watch

Lets starts with who is on commitment watch on Friday. 

http://www.scout.com/player/203621-james-houston

James Houston IV has been down to two for a while now. Wisconsin and UF are the two finalists vying for the American Heritage linebacker, however, it seems that the Gators have snuck ahead. I could see Houston committing before the weekend is over. 

http://www.scout.com/player/200453-shawn-davis

Shawn Davis is always on commitment watch when he steps foot on campus. The three-star cornerback is friends with Florida pledge, Kemore Gamble, and has a great connection with the staff. 

Two other names worth mentioning here is four-star defensive tackle Fred Hansard and three-star cornerback Marco Wilson. Although Hansard has leaned towards Michigan and Ohio State for sometime, he has also voiced his admiration for Florida. Since the four-star will be on campus anything can happen, although it is not the likeliest scenario. In the same vein, all signs point to Wilson ending his recruitment very soon. The American Heritage playmaker looks to be down to Miami and Florida, however, don't discount USC here. It will be interesting to see how Friday Night Lights alters this recruitment. 

The List

Here is the expected list of visitors for Friday Night Lights. There are a few like Alex LeatherwoodJarez Parks and DeAngelo Gibbs remain maybes as the night draws near. Parks and Gibbs were also expected at Alabama on Friday. Parks was in Tuscaloosa on Thursday. So as of Thursday night Parks and Gibbs are doubtful to be at UF, although more confident about Parks since, according to Analyst John Garcia, he originally was meant to take a one day trip to Alabama.

Some guys like Devon Hunter and Tray Bishop who originally were on the list are now not. Hunter is expected to visit next week, while Bishop is not expected to visit. Bishop, however, did visit this week and then pushed back his commitment date-good news. 

Brendan Gant was also on the original list, however, he told me on Thursday night that he was not expecting to attend. Chadarius Townsend, who visited earlier this week, is now expected to be at Alabama rather than Friday Night Lights. 

2017 

With Offers

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/199984-alex-leatherwood

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/203708-hamsah-nasirildeen

http://www.scout.com/player/182072-deangelo-gibbs

http://www.scout.com/player/200268-jarez-parks

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

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/195093-fred-hansard

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/202019-christopher-henderson

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/199098-caleb-chandler

http://www.scout.com/player/204113-markaviest-bryant

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/189069-m-j-webb

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/196965-nathan-proctor

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/203621-james-houston

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/192722-marco-wilson

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

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/197872-kendarian-handy-holly

http://www.scout.com/player/191431-adrian-ealy

http://www.scout.com/player/210446-zalontae-hillery/recruiting?year=2016...

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/194765-latavious-brini

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/199359-labryan-ray

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/190513-brian-edwards

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/200926-brad-stewart

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/200453-shawn-davis

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

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

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/182660-bruce-judson

http://www.scout.com/player/183123-d-antne-demery

No Offers

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/199406-michael-harley

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/197695-rahyme-johnson

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/203133-toryque-bateman

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/200108-ameer-speed

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/204783-carmoni-green

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/197878-quran-hafiz

2018

With Offers 

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/191014-ricky-slade

http://www.scout.com/player/197862-justin-watkins

http://www.scout.com/player/199692-xavier-williams

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/207871-timaje-porter

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/204620-curtis-dunlap

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/200910-joshua-jobe

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/205168-amari-burney

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/201826-mark-pope

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/199457-jacob-copeland

No Offers

http://www.scout.com/player/200625-artur-sitkowski

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/200870-robert-hicks

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/203365-davoan-hawkins

http://www.scout.com/player/208589-d-j-ivey/photos

The Commits

2017

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/198476-zachary-carter

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/195105-jake-allen

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/203522-ventrell-miller

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/196451-jordon-scott

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/192860-kemore-gamble

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/192796-daquon-green

http://www.scout.com/college/florida/player/197450-kadeem-telfort

http://www.scout.com/player/203800-kadarius-toney

2019

http://www.scout.com/player/205810-jaquaze-sorrells

http://www.scout.com/player/200907-jaleel-mcrae


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