Florida is once again on the road this week checking in on a few targets as they hit the field for their respective spring games. On Tuesday they staff will see several of the most talented guys on their board.
Defensive coordinator Randy Shannon will be in familiar territory in the evening as he watches American Heritage hit the field.
In this game in South Florida, UF will see five-star Patrick Surtain, who many view as a LSU lean at the moment. He visited the Tigers this spring, however, he has named the Gators as a program that remains in the mix.
Anthony Schwartz is one of Florida's top wide receiver targets on the board. The four-star wide out has two in-state programs high on the list with both Miami and UF leading the pack. He is one of the fastest prospects on the board, and he hopes to run track as well as play football in college.
Florida has some work to do with Tyson Campbell. When FightinGators.com talked to Campbell back at the Opening Miami, he did not mention UF at all as a school heavily in the mix. This one seems like a Miami, Ohio State battle at this point.
Andrew Chatfield impressed many at the Miami Opening, earning himself a spot at the Opening in Oregon. The Gators continue to monitor the defensive end and have yet to offer. He holds offers from Notre Dame, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Kentucky among others .
American Heritage is not the only stop for Florida Tuesday night. The coaches are also expected to see a four-star pledge at the Mater Academy, Oxbridge Academy, Fort Pierce Central jamboree.
CJ Smith will be among those playing in the scrimmage when Oxbridge Academy hits the field. He remains solid and joked with FightinGators.com that other teams need to pull some Houdini magic for him to flip anywhere else. Although that is the case, he is still playing around with the idea that he will take visits.
On Thursday the staff will once again watch a spring game when several top players hit the field at Apopka High School.
On one side you have one of Florida's top priorities in the trenches, William Barnes. The Scout 300 offensive tackle has visited Gainesville several times and is often viewed as an UF lean.
On the same side of the line is his teammate Ed Montilus, who has been in contact with Florida offenisve line coach Brad Davis in recent months and the coaches continue to evaluate him as the spring progresses/
On the other side of the field stands running back and Miami pledge Lorenzo Lingard. The four-star playmaker was a high priority back for UF early in the class. Although he is committed to the Canes, and UF is pursuing both Asa Martin and Dameon Pierce, it does not mean the Gators are not following up with the talented player from Orange City.
Stay with FightinGators.com as we continue to update on where the staff will be this week, as more schools in the sunshine state hold their own spring games.