Florida Holding First 2011 Junior Day

Saturday will mark the first real get together for big time prospects from the class of 2011 on the University of Florida campus. Some 50-60 of Florida's and Georgia's best prospects are expected in this weekend to Gainesville. With all the bad weather, they are still expected to have a great turnout. Here is your best list of the weekend's visitors.

It will be a weekend of just getting to know the campus and the staff as the staff gets to know these prospects a little better. No workouts are planned for the student athletes, but they will likely get to watch the Gator basketball team take on Xavier during the afternoon portion. It should be a very talented group of attendees.

Starting off the group is a pair of big time quarterbacks with cannons for arms. Jerrard Randall of Hollywood Chaminade Madonna and Jeff Driskel of Oveido may be the top two signal callers in state this year and both possess rocket launchers. Florida has as good a chance at landing either quarterback and getting them on campus as much as possible is a positive thing.

At running back, the Gators are planning on hosting a hand full of really talented players. Northeast Florida should be represented by Marlin Lane of Daytona Beach Mainland (Clemson commitment) and Kion Williams, a recent transfer to Interlachen. Central Florida's Dee Hart of Orlando Dr. Phillips is expected in as well as the West Coast's Mike Blakely of Bradenton Manatee and Javaris Allen "Buck" of Tallahassee Lincoln.

The Gators are looking to go big this year at receiver and all four of the following stand 6-feet or taller and should be in attendance. A.C. Leonard of Interlachen (Florida commitment) is a monster receiver that the Gators already have a secure hold on. Kelvin Benjamin of Belle Glade Glades Central stands 6-6, and will be an all-American that everyone wants this year. Malcolm Mitchell of Valdosta (GA) and Robbie Anderson of South Plantation are also tall receivers that will be coveted this recruiting cycle and both plan on being in Gainesville this weekend.

Scout.com's No. 1 tight end for the class of 2011 is Jay Rome of Valdosta (GA) and Mr. Rome plans on making the trip to Gainesville this weekend.

The Gators are looking to sign upwards of five offensive linemen in the class of 2011 with four seniors on the current roster and they could get a good start by impressing some of the prospects at the position that are expected in this weekend. Mammoth Jordan Prestwood of Plant City and Marcus Jackson of Vero Beach a Miami commitment, are expected in. Nathan Theus of Jacksonville The Bolles School is expected to be here as well as Garrett Clark of Daytona Beach Mainland and Trey Pettis of DeLand, an FSU commitment.

Florida will graduate two defensive ends after the 2010 season so replacing them is critical on the roster. This weekend's expected visitors would be a nice group to pick and choose from with the likes of LaMichael Fanning of Auburn (AL), Stephon Tuitt of Monroe (GA), and Sterling Bailey of Gainesville (GA) East Hall all expected from out of state. Anthony Chickillo of Tampa Alonso and Clay Burton of Venice the brother of Gator quarterback Trey Burton are also expected in.

Anthony Rabasa of Miami Christopher Columbus and B.J. Dubose of Oakland Park Northeast are two from South Florida that should make the trip.

Florida will graduate three linebackers after the 2010 season and tops on the wish list will be a couple of big linebackers to man the middle. Two big beasts from the state of Georgia are expected, A.J. Johnson of Gainesville (GA) and James Vaughters of of Tucker (GA) are big backers with attitudes.

A threesome of very talented but smaller linebackers are also expected in with Chris Johnson of Ocala Trinity Catholic, Denzel Perryman of Coral Gables, and Tony Steward of St. Augustine Pedro Menendez.

The Gators will likely lose two safeties at the end of the 2010 season as Ahmad Black will graduate and Will Hill will want to have a big season and test the pro waters. With that in mind two safeties might be on tap for the 2011 class. A nice talented group appears to be headed in this weekend spearheaded by Hasean Clinton-Dix of of Orlando Dr. Phillips. Two other central Florida area players in Cortez Davis of Daytona Beach Mainland and Serderious Bryant of Sanford Seminole are expected to be in attendance this weekend. The Peach State should be represented by Brian Randolph of Marietta (GA) Kell and Avery Walls of McDonough (GA) Union Grove, both very good looking safeties.

The Gators already have a big time athlete committed at the cornerback position and Pop Saunders of DeLand is expected to be in attendance Saturday. Other big time corner prospects expected in are Nick Waisome of Groveland Southlake and the over 6 foot duo of Nick North and Steve Montgomery, both of Hollywood McArthur.

Getting these prospects on campus over and over again has been a working plan of the Gator staff sine Urban Meyer's arrival on campus over five years ago. Signing big time recruiting classes have been the norm and getting this many quality athletes on campus at the same time is always a good thing.

Stay tuned as we follow up with those that made it in to town this weekend.

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