Recruiting Rapid Fire

As many teams across the country get ready for camps starting in June, decided to take a look at some prospects and see what they had to say about the Gators.

Linebacker Kent Turene has come on as strong as any prospect in the country with regards to recent offers. The 6-3 and 225-pound outside linebacker from Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Boyd Anderson has the Gators among his favorites and many feel they are the team to beat.

"I speak to Coach Z and Coach Durkin once a week and plan on going there in June."

Heading out West, we find one of the top kickers in America in 6-0 180-pound Connor Loftus from Anaheim (CA) Servite High School.

"I talk to Coach Durkin and Coach White a pretty good amount, every few weeks probably. I forgot the exact date but I am going to a day for the kicking camp. It will be pretty exciting."

One of the top tight end prospects in the land is also in a different time zone with Washington's Gig Harbor High School superstar, 6-7 and 250-pound Austin Edward Seferian-Jenkins. Jenkins told me he speaks with Florida "every week." When asked if the Gators are trailing the Texas Longhorns, Jenkins replied, "yes, but I am taking all five official visits. Yes, Florida will get an official when they play LSU."

Everyone's all-American Wayne Lyons is from Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Dillard High School and has ties with the University of Florida with his mother and sister.

"Florida is one of the schools that I talk to the most (Coach Z). I am going to come up when I bring my sister back for school."

The long fullback in the 2011 class very well might be Hunter Joyer from Tampa (FL) Catholic High School and the 5-11, 245-pound bruiser had this to say about the Gators.

"I talk to Coach Mac once a week and plan on coming up on June 14. I am also going to Stanford, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Miami and Texas A&M."

At 6-4 and 285-pounds, offensive tackle from Harbor City (CA) Nathaniel Narbonne High School Dontae Levingston had this to say about Florida.

"I try to talk to Coach White and the offensive line coach once a week. I'm going to try to visit them for Friday Night Lights. I plan to visit SMU next Friday and maybe Oregon in the summer as well as San Diego State."

One player to possibly keep an eye on moving forward is Valdosta (GA) defensive linemen Jarquez Samuel.

"I am 6-5 and 240-pounds now. I have not talked to them in a while and I don't know when I will visit. I am trying to go to LSU this month."

Another Ft. Lauderdale prospect is St. Thomas Aquinas High School wide receiver Phillip Dorsett who has three at the top right now with Miami, Ohio State and North Carolina but frequently speaks with the Gator coaching staff.

"I try to talk to Coach Z once a week and I think I am going to Friday Night Lights."

At 5-10 and 180-pounds, running back D'Angelo Roberts is one Florida fans might not know about but now might be the time to get to know the name. Roberts checks in from Bloomington (IN).

"We talk a lot Coach Drayton and Coach Addazio and there up in the top."

Roberts plans to visit Gainesville but isn't sure when it might happen.

The 6-1 and 180-pound cornerback from Clearwater (FL) Countryside High School Alex Dixon could be one to watch moving forward.

"I don't know when I am visiting and I always talk to Coach Addazio and Coach Austin when I get a chance."

At 6-5 and 290-pounds, defensive tackle Trip Thurman checks in from Dover (DE) and has a good relationship with the Gator coaching staff.

"Nothing much going on here just working out and we don't get out of school until June 11. The Gators and Coach Heater are great. I am looking forward to coming down on June 12."

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