Last Big Visit Weekend

The Florida Gators are hosting their last big visit weekend with at least 10 of the nation's best prospects expected in attendance. Headlined by a group of five Gator commitments, this looks to be the last big group visit for the class of 2010. The other visitors are certainly prospects the Gators might be interested in getting and this could be a weekend to somewhat finish out the class.

Starting off the list is five-star running back Mack Brown of Lithonia (GA) Martin Luther king HS. Brown represents Urban Meyer's first real huge commitment at the position since Meyer has been at Florida. It is the one position that Florida has not landed that elite player and Brown seems to finally represent that spot for the Gators.

Receiver Quinton Dunbar and defensive end Lynden Trail of Miami Booker T. Washington are also expected in. The dynamic Dade County duo are a pair of gifted athletes with skills that are prominent in this recruiting class. Florida has to be pleased landing two of Dade County's finest players.

Defensive lineman Dominique Easley was the star of the Under-Armour All-American game a few weeks ago and the Staten Island wrecking ball will be back for the first time since camping at Florida in the summer. Easley could be a big end or a quick tackle in college, but his fierce attitude on the field should allow him to see a lot of playing time early in his career. Gator fans were really excited when Easley surprisingly chose the orange and blue during the all-star game.

Linebacker Gideon Ajagbe of Coconut Grove Ransom Everglades should also be in on the visit. Ajagbe committed to Florida back in April and has stayed steady on that commitment ever since. Another tremendous athlete from South Florida, Ajagbe's senior film was a highlight of December here on and at Fightin' Gators.

Of the non-committed prospects to visit, the most highly rated is receiver Christian Green of Tampa Catholic. Green has been to the Florida campus probably more than any other prospect on this visit list, but it still seems as though the Gators are on the outside looking in. Green has a world of upside, but is raw as a receiver. A five-star talent on, Green is also looking hard at Georgia and Florida State.

One unheralded prospect coming in for a visit is athlete Jeremy Deering of Tampa's Leto high school. Deering could play running back, receiver, safety, or maybe even linebacker at the next level, but we understand he is being looked at as a big receiver. Listed at 6-2, 195, we understand Deering is closer to 6-4 and over 200 pounds with excellent athletic ability.

Christian Green's teammate, offensive lineman Chaz Green is also expected in for a visit this weekend. The battle for Green has been constant between the Gators and Tennessee and with the coaching changeover at Tennessee, the Gators appear to have a better shot. Green is a big time player at a position that is hard to find big time players.

Homestead linebacker Darrin Kitchens recently got an offer from Florida and has been on a roll since collecting offers from a lot of the major powers in the South. Kitchens led Dade County in sacks this year from his defensive end position it would play outside linebacker if he were to show up at Florida. The Gators definitely want to add at least one linebacker to this class, so Kitchens is a someone to play close attention to when he leaves from the weekend.

Coming in on an unofficial visit, Winter Park (FL) Lake Howell linebacker Christian Jones will certainly have a presence this weekend. Jones is a big time player and most believe he is headed to Florida State where his brother and father played. Jones has not publicly stated anything like that and current Gator quarterback and 2010 class early enrollee has been big this recruiting year trying to convince Jones to come to Gainesville and be a Gator. This one could get interesting.

As was last week when we learned that linebacker Michael Taylor was visiting under the radar, don't be surprised if the Gator staff brings in another player or two that you won't fins on this list. As the weeks wind down before signing day, I would expect this sort of thing.

Stay tuned to as we bring you the latest from this recruiting weekend and more.

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