Another BIG visit weekend for UF

Last weekend was big for Florida but this weekend is even bigger in terms of visits. Lets break down some of the prospects that are taking their official visits to the Gators this weekend.

Last weekend was a productive weekend for the University of Florida and Ron Zook. They hosted some great prospects and thus far have netted six commitments – Drew Miller, Jim Tartt, Jason Watkins, Tate Casey, McIntosh Nicolas and Dawayne Grace. This is another critical weekend as the Gators host a ton of talent once again.

Lets break down who's coming in this weekend to the University of Florida.

Cornelius Ingram (QB)
Ingram visited FSU last weekend and he will take his official to Florida. He's UF's too lose. He loves Zook and UF basketball head coach Billy Donovan. With Xavier Lee likely headed to Florida State, Ingram goes to Florida. It's just a matter of time unless something bad were to happen on his visit.

Markus Manson (RB)
Manson was at Mississippi State last weekend and he has a scheduled visit to Alabama on the 30th. Despite this he swears he's committed to Florida and will sign with the Gators on Signing Day. This will be a dicey one for Zook, Coach Wickline and Coach Locklsey until then. It could go either way with the Gators and Crimson Tide.

David Holbert (FB)
Tennessee leads for this fullback and the Vols will be tough to beat. He has already tripped to Knoxville and Auburn. LSU gets his last visit.

Xavier Carter (WR)
The speedster for Palm Bay finally makes his official visit to Florida. He has already been to LSU, Miami and Florida State. FSU made up some ground and he has struck up a relationship with quarterback Xavier Lee. Carter was in attendance at the Sugar Bowl and witnessed LSU's victory over Oklahoma. Remember, he still has family in Louisiana and his parents are from the Bayou State. Still, I think this comes down to LSU and UF. I think distance could be the deciding factor and at this point I would give Florida a slight edge. A decision could come down next week.

Kenny O'Neal (WR)
The California speedster finally comes in. Just a few weeks ago Florida was a leader for O'Neal but then he visited Athens and UGA a few weeks ago. Georgia now leads with USC right there. Florida has a shot here but at this point, I am not sure how much. O'Neal visited Oregon last week and has a scheduled visit to FSU on the 30th. Last season he played football in Savannah.

Marc Winston (TE)
With family ties to the Razorbacks, Arkansas could prove tough to beat. He could play on either side of the ball. He has already been to Duke and will visit Arkansas next weekend.

Phil Trautwein (OL)
Trautwein is a prospect that could end up at UF. Although from New Jersey he grew up a Gator fan and he does have relatives in the Sunshine State. It looks like UF will battle Virginia and Michigan State for him.

Brandon Miller (DE)
Brandon is such a special talent. He could play defensive end or linebacker or both at the next level. He is a freak athlete. Having said that no one knows what he's thinking but logic says that this will come down to Florida State and Georgia. He lives in Georgia country and goes to the same school that produced Charles Grant. He lives in Colquitt and Colquitt is much closer to Tallahassee than Athens. But what does logic have to do with recruiting? Georgia Tech and FSU already got their visit from Miller. Bama and Georgia remain after Florida with the Dawgs getting the last one on the 30th.

Derrick Harvey (DE)
Like Miller, Harvey is an exceptional athlete. It looks like this could come down to the home state Terrapins, Gators and Vols. Harvey has already visited Maryland and Ohio State. He will visit UVA and Tennessee after his trip to Gainesville. And like Miller no one knows which way he is leaning.

Franklin Okam (DT)
The big defensive tackle from Texas could be tough to pull from Big 12 country but he says Florida has a great shot. Okam has already tripped to Texas. After Florida, Okam trips to Oklahoma and Stanford. Texas and or Oklahoma could prove tough to beat. But with a good visit to UF this weekend anything's possible.

Michael Brown (DT)
A Georgia commitment, Brown comes in this weekend and he may visit LSU as well. He could play on either side of the ball but will be tough to pry away from the Dawgs.

Antonio Dixon (DT)
With Joe Joseph committing to Miami Dixon could be a big priority.

Josh Johnson (LB)
What will Josh Johnson ultimately do? That's a big question a lot of people know. You would think that Georgia would have the inside track, and maybe they do, but Johnson is concerned about all the linebackers they signed last season. He visited Miami and kind of committed to the ‘Canes. He had a good trip to UGA and visits the Gators this weekend and Tennessee next. He would like to play with high school teammate, cornerback prospect Michael Grant. Will they stick together? Grant was favoring Georgia and Johnson told Miami he was coming. These two are going to be fun to watch over the next 19 days.

Lawrence Timmons (LB)
It's down to three schools with Timmons with the Seminoles currently leading the Gators and Vols. He was in Tallahassee last weekend and he will be in Knoxville next weekend. It bodes well for Florida that he didn't make a commitment to FSU and is giving the Gators a chance.

Javier Estopinan (LB)
Like Timmons, Estopinan is down to three schools. He has already visited Ohio State and NC State. UF is right in the mix with this one.

Michael Grant (CB)
See Josh Johnson.

George Timmons (CB)
Timmons is a defensive back that UF recently offered. Where do they stand? We'll know more on Sunday night.

Ramarcus Brown (Ath)
I talked with his coach earlier this week and he said Brown had scheduled visits to both Auburn and Florida this weekend.

Dane Guthrie (TE)
The Miami commitment will visit visit UF this weekend. Tight end is still a priority because of the uncertainty of Tate Casey, who committed to the Gators Sunday. He could end up strictly playing baseball if all goes well for him in the baseball draft in June. What are UF's chances with Guthrie? Not bad.


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