Plenty of Florida targets and pledges on the new updated Scout 300 rankings.
Justin Fields has moved into the top ten. Fields jumps to the No. 2 quarterback nationally and within the top five overall regardless of position, after his performance this spring and in the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles last weekend (video above) to solidify his status. Following a decommitment from Penn State, who he continues to consider, programs like Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Alabama, are in the running for the newly minted five-star.
Richard Jibunor moved into the Scout 300 after some big performances this spring on the camp circuit. The Athens (Ga.) playmaker told FightinGators.com that UF is a team to beat at the moment and he hopes to visit the school this summer. He is now ranked 239 in the new rankings.
Another target coming out of the southeast is Dax Hollifield. The inside linebacker from North Carolina moved up nearly 20 spots to No. 102 nationally. He has Florida in his top eight which also includes schools like UNC and Virginia Tech. He plans to take an official visit to Gainesville after taking a trip to The Swamp over the spring.
In the Sunshine State five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain remains in the top five at No. 3. Although UF continues to pursue the top American Heritage defensive back, LSU Continues to be the team to beat.
Moving on to the east region where there are several movers and shakers. Micah Parsons is at No. 2 nationally and the top defensive end in the country. Parsons decommitted from Penn State this spring and is considering a visit to Gainesville in the future - his friend, Shaquon Anderson-Butts is visiting Florida this weekend - while he is also considering several other schools including Alabama, Miami, Penn State, Georgia and Ohio State.
A significant mover on the list is Dante Stills. The defensive tackle, who is considering Florida due to his previous relationship with Florida assistant Ja'Juan Seider, had a huge showing at The Opening Regional Charlotte, and the four-star moved from outside of the Scout 300 to the No. 190 prospect in the class. In recruiting, West Virginia seems like the team to beat, since his dad played at WVU while brother recently signed with the school this February; Florida and Oklahoma are the other schools in the mix.
Other UF targets and commits in the 2018 Scout 300: four-star defensive end Malcolm Lamar at No. 33, four-star offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere at No. 37, four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland at No. 42, four-star safety Joshua Jobe at No. 47, four-star offensive guard Trey Hill at 53, four-star cornerback Tyson Campbell at 56, four-star cornerback Gilbert Frierson at 63, four-star running back James Cook at 69, four-star quarterback Artur Sitkowski at 73, four-star quarterback Emory Jones at 80, four-star offensive tackle William Barnes at 109, four-star linebacker K'Vaughan Pope at 122, Gators pledge, four-star safety Cajuan Smith at No. 138, four-star athlete and UF commit Amari Burney at No. 142, four-star offensive tackle Richard Gouraige at No. 150, four-star running back Dameon Pierce at No. 157, four-star safety Gurvan Hall at No. 163, four-star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge at No. 165, four-star defensive tackle Coynis Millerat No. 177, four-star wide receiver Mark Pope at No. 184, four-star running back Asa Martin at 208, and four-star wide receiver Anthony Schwartz at No. 220.