How Does Florida Stand w/ WRs?

[MEDIA:32874]Wide receivers! Florida wants to sign three or four and there are a bunch of them out there that really like the Gators. Over the last two nights, I have caught up with a bunch of them. Here is what <B>Andre Caldwell</B>, <B>Antonio Cromartie</B>, <B>Amp Hill</B> and others had to say and the latest news on these playmakers.

Cromartie Sets Visit to Florida
Antonio Cromartie has now set up two official visits in January to Michigan (1-10) and Florida (1-17). "I also like Florida State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, LSU and Miami. I do not have a favorite and I hope to cut the list down some by the end of the week."

Cromartie is a five star receiver (#4 overall) from Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School. He is 6-3 and 195 pounds. Cromartie runs in the 4.4 range and is also an excellent kick returner and defensive back.

A New Receiver On Florida's Board
Perhaps the most under publicized prospect from the state of Georgia is wide receiver TJ Gartrell. He plays for Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson High School. Gartrell has good size (6-2, 190) and speed (4.45).

"I just go get the ball and make big plays," said Gartrell, the head coach's son. "Having Kregg (Lumpklin) really puts pressure on the defense to put more men in the box and that helps me out."

According to Gartrell, he has scholarship offers from Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Duke, South Florida, Marshall, Georgia Tech and LSU. Florida and Alabama are showing a lot of interest and are close to offering.

"Right now Georgia and South Carolina are my favorites. Georgia has great tradition, it is close to home and I think they have a terrific wide receiver coach. I have a cousin that used to play for South Carolina and he really told me some great things. I would also love to play for Coach Lou Holtz and I like the coach that is recruiting me a lot. I am also looking at Florida, Auburn, LSU, Marshall and Georgia Tech. I want to take my visits and see what is the best place for me."

Gartrell has been to the Miami/ Florida game and the Georgia/ New Mexico State game. He will try and attend the Georgia/ Tennessee game this weekend and get to a Auburn and South Carolina home game.

Hill To Visit Chapel Hill This Weekend
Amp Hill, a four star wide receiver from Jacksonville (Fla) First Coast High School, will officially visit North Carolina (10-12) this weekend for their home contest against the NC State Wolfpack. Hill, who is leaning to Florida, FSU and LSU, has already visited the Tigers (9-21). He has scheduled visits for Florida (12-13) and Florida State (1-10). He fifth and final visit will likely go to Tennessee.

"I am probably playing in an All-Star game in California (Cal/Florida game) so I will just take an unofficial to USC," said Hill. "Right now, really nothing has changed. I am anxious to see Chapel Hill this weekend."

UF Losing Ground on Caldwell
Andre Caldwell is one of the most explosive players from the state of Florida. He is a wide receiver prospect now playing quarterback for Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson High School. They are 4-1 this season and Caldwell has played QB in the last three games. And in those games, he has 456 yards passing, 385 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns. In regards to recruiting, Caldwell now has two big leaders.

"Florida State and Miami are my top schools," said Caldwell. "That could change anytime because I switch teams so much. But that is how it stands right now. Florida, USC, LSU and Tennessee are still in the mix. I just need to look at the big picture."

Gators Offer KY Receiver
Michael Bush gets most of the press when it comes to prospects from the Bluegrass state. But John Logan is also the man. The speedy receiver from Lexington (Ky.) Catholic has an unbelievable list of scholarship offers and is one of the South's top prospects.

"Kentucky, Louisville, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Boston College, Wake Forest, Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana are just some of the schools that have offered me, " said Logan. "I can not remember the rest but there are more. Right now, I like Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee."

Logan attended the Nike Camp at Alabama and had the best day of all the standout wide receivers on that day. He also ran a mind-boggling 4.32 forty.

"I am a big play guy that makes something happen after the catch. I have speed and quickness."

Logan's father, John, Jr., played linebacker at Marshall and his uncle, Mark Logan, played running for Kentucky and for several teams in the NFL.

"They have really helped me out a lot. We sit and watch film and they correct my mistakes. They have also helped me with the recruiting process and basically have said to let it come to me."

Swain Names Three Leaders
"Right now, I would say Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia are my favorites," said wide receiver Jayson Swain. "But I also like Michigan, Ohio State, Florida, FSU and Arkansas. I will wait until after the season and set up my visits."

Swain, from Huntsville (Ala.) Grissom High School, is one of the nation's top wide receivers. He is ranked as the nation's 10th best receiver and climbing. Last weekend, he attended the Georgia/ Alabama game.

"That was a good game and man was it hot. I have been there a few times for games but that crowd was a little more rowdy than usual. It was also the first time I have seen Georgia play. Alabama surprised me that they threw the ball so much. I kind of knew Georgia would. It was just a great game."

Caddell Still Mentions Gators
Matt Caddell from McCalla (Ala) McAdory High School, is one of the top ten prospects from the state of Alabama. This season, he is playing receiver, kick returner and safety.

"I think I am playing pretty well," said Caddell. "I am just trying to do all the little things better." Caddell is open with the recruiting process and has added a new team to his list. "Ole Miss is coming on. I am open and I like the Rebels, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Clemson and and LSU."

Caddell has been busy on Saturdays as well. He has taken unofficial visits to games at Alabama, Auburn, Vandy and Georgia Tech. This weekend he will go to Ole Miss. On Friday, they take on Briarwood Christian and Tim Castille.


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