Gators expecting lots of Visitors Saturday

The University of Florida is set to officially host four of the nation's best players for the LSU game weekend. It's a small group of official visitors, but the Gators are going to be busy as a bounty full of top prospects will also be in the stands to see two top SEC teams square off. FightinGators.com has the most comprehensive visit list for you right here.

There will likely be many more prospects that we don't have names for, but we have assembled a pretty solid list of visitors for the LSU game weekend for the Florida Gators. At the top of the list are four solid , if not spectacular visitors that will be here on official visits for the weekend.

LSU Game Official Visitors
Kyle Koehne Indianapolis (IN) Cathedral
OL |
Breakdown: Says he will make a decision soon after this visit. The Gators have really stepped up their recruitment of him since the rash of injuries to the offensive line and they knew they needed to take more. Koehne was the first one they turned to and will likely play center if he chooses the Gators.
Kyle Koehne Profile
Nick Kasa Broomfield (CO) Legacy
DE |
Breakdown: Kasa is a big time player and was once thought to be high on the recruiting board but seemed to disappear. Now he is back with a vengeance and taking an official visit. Kasa came to camp and certainly passes the eyeball test as he looks like he is ready for an NFL career.
Nick Kasa Profile
Branden Smith Atlanta (GA) Washington
CB |
Breakdown: Smith is another one that kind of disappeared and now is coming in for an official visit. He tried to visit earlier in the year and for whatever it didn't work out. A big time player from the Peach State, Smith will get to see the gators' defense front and center Saturday night.
Branden Smith Profile
Marsalis Teague Paris (TN) Henry County
CB |
Breakdown: Teague looks to be the highest cornerback that looks the most likely for the Gators at the moment. A while ago he was down to Florida and Miami and although he has a few teams still on the radar, the Gators seem to be the front runner.
Marsalis Teague Profile

There is a bevy of talent that will just be coming in for the game. It is a big mixture of four and five-star prospects that would have any recruiting coordinator envious.

LSU Game 2009 Class Unofficial Visitors
Mike Gillislee Deland (Fla.)
RB |
Breakdown: Excellent run pass threat from the backfield or in the slot and has the size they are looking for in a back. Gator commitment and should be his third game to see this year.
Gator CommitmentMike Gillislee Profile
Lonnie Pryor Okeechobee (Fla.)
RB |
Breakdown: FSU commitment coming up for the game. Also liked LSU a lot in the process. A big time running back with great size and vision. He isn't explosive, but he knows how to play the game.
Lonnie Pryor Profile
Nu'Keese Richardson Pahokee (Fla.)
WR |
Breakdown: Gator commitment and may be the top player on the entire board now with his play this season. Recently accepted an invitation to the under-Armour All-American game.
Gator CommitmentNu'Keese Richardson Profile
Andre Debose Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
WR |
Breakdown: Has been a constant at the top of the entire recruiting board. He is a huge play maker. This will be his second visit to Gainesville to watch the Gators, the last one being when the Gators defeated Miami 26-3.
Andre Debose Profile
Kendall Kelly Gadsden (Ala.)
WR |
Breakdown: Showed up at Friday Night Lights and is a big receiver of which Florida needs. Is coming with prized cornerback teammate Dre Kirkpatrick.
Kendall Kelly Profile
Jamal Patterson McDonough (GA) Henry County
WR |
Breakdown: Stanford commitment that is most likely just taking in the big game. He says he just wants to make sure that Stanford is the right place for him so he will be visiting a few college games this year.
Jamal Patterson Profile
Greg Reid Valdosta (GA) Lowndes County
ATH |
Breakdown: Dynamic play maker having a huge senior season and a devoted Gator commitment. Reid is now being recruited to Florida as an offensive athlete and he could serve in the Brandon James mold as a kick returner too.
Gator CommitmentGreg Reid Profile
Orson Charles Tampa (Fla.) Plant
TE |
Breakdown: Big time TE still looking at UF and can see the Gators use their TE's. Charles is the best athlete at the TE position in the country and one the Gators among other top programs really would love to have.
Orson Charles Profile
Nick Alajajian Naples (Fla.)
OL |
Breakdown: Nastiest OL in the class and he's all Gator. Alajajian dispelled any rumors about Miami earlier this week after attending the Miami-FSU game a week ago.
Gator CommitmentNick Alajajian Profile
Jon Halapio St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic
OL |
Breakdown: May be the most ready to step on the field as a freshman with his size and strength. He has been a staple at the games so far this season and is having a terrific senior year from what we have heard.
Gator CommitmentJon Halapio Profile
Jonotthan Harrison Groveland (Fla.) South Lake
OL |
Breakdown: Big and strong, Harrison is more athletic than people think. Don't believe all the non-context quotes you hear about this kid. He is all Gator.
Gator CommitmentJonotthan Harrison Profile
Jared Wheeler Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage
OL |
Breakdown: Beast of a lineman that grew up a Gator fan and has been to every home game. Wheeler continues to do the right things as the season rolls along.
Jared Wheeler Profile
Gary Brown Greensboro (Fla.) West Gadsden
DT
Breakdown: Just got confirmation Friday that Brown will be in attendance and he has only missed one game all year. He was the Gators' second commitment on the year and is a big time talent in this 2009 class.
Gator CommitmentGary Brown Profile
Dyron Dye Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
DE |
Breakdown: Wasn't sure if he would be here as of late Thursday, but with his teammate Debose coming, I think he will make it. Dye looks to be heading elsewhere at the moment, but a night in The Swamp can have an effect on people.
Dyron Dye Profile
Jon Bostic Palm Beach (Fla.) Central
LB |
Breakdown: Making another trip to Gainesville which is at least his fourth since the spring of this year. Bostic is a big time linebacker and one of the top two on the board for the Gators. It might be time for the gators to put the full court press on this one.
Jon Bostic Profile
Dre Kirkpatrick Gadsden (AL)
CB |
Breakdown: Maybe the nation's number one cornerback, Kirkpatrick is also making a return trip to Gainesville like so many others. He was here for Friday Night Lights back in July where he was a star. The Gators would love to swing this one, but it appears the Crimson Tide is going to be too much to beat for his services.
Dre Kirkpatrick Profile
Dre Kirkpatrick Gadsden (AL)
CB |
Breakdown: Maybe the nation's number one cornerback, Kirkpatrick is also making a return trip to Gainesville like so many others. He was here for Friday Night Lights back in July where he was a star. The Gators would love to swing this one, but it appears the Crimson Tide is going to be too much to beat for his services.
Dre Kirkpatrick Profile

On top of all of these prospects, the Gators are already heating up the recruitingtrail with three commitments for the 2010 class. Florida will also be hosting several of the top names from 2010 for the LSU game.

LSU Game Class of 2010 Visitors
Mack Brown Lithonia (GA) ML King HS
RB
Breakdown: Speedy tailback that is looking hard at Florida and Georgia early in the recruiting process. The Gators will likely be loking for a tailback next season.
Mack Brown Profile
Corvin Lamb Miami (Fla.) Northwestern
RB |
Breakdown: Shifty little jitterbug of a running back that is on the power house Northwestern team that is synonymous with the Miami Hurricanes. Lamb has made it clear that he is interested in the Gators and has been to Gainesville a few times.
Corvin Lamb Profile
Markeith Ambles McDonough (GA) Henry County
WR
Breakdown: Tall wide receiver that the Gators are likely to miss on in the 2009 class. Ambles may end up being a huge priority for the Gator class as the next recruiting season rolls along.
Markeith Ambles Profile
Kadron Boone Ocala (Fla.) trinity Catholic
WR
Breakdown: Recently received a verbal offer from the Gators and the local kid that he is along with his talent, he should be a high priority for Florida. Look for Boone to make several trips to see the Gators before it is all said and done.
Kadron Boone Profile
Chris Dunkley Palm Beach (Fla.) Royal Palm Beach
WR
Breakdown: Good friends with 2009 prospect Jon Bostic, Dunkley is already a top target for 2010 and most speculate he is just waiting on the Go sign to commit to the Gators. He is believed to be one of the best in the state for 2010.
Chris Dunkley Profile
Ian Silberman Orange Park (Fla.) Fleming Island
OL |
Breakdown: Early Gator commitment that will likely be among the top two offensive linemen in the state of Florida for the 2010 class.
Gator CommitmentIan Silberman Profile
Jordan Haden Ft. Washington (MD) Friendly
LB
Breakdown: Youngest brother of starting Gator cornerback Joe Haden, this will be Jordan's first trip to Gainesville this year. He is the biggest of the Haden family and a beast of a linebacker prospect for the 2010 class.
Jordan Haden Profile
Matt Elam Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer
Saf
Breakdown: The Gators third commitment for the class of 2010 and a special athlete. His film reminds me a lot of Bryan Thomas in high school, except I think he is a little bigger and brings a little more punch to his game. Will be a top ten player in the state for the class of 2010.
Gator CommitmentMatt Elam Profile

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