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Boudreaux off Florida’s board

Florida’s top offensive guard target is headed out of state for college. Parker Boudreaux of Orlando Bishop Moore committed Thursday to Notre Dame, choosing the Irish over Clemson, Florida, Georgia Southern and Oklahoma. With him off the board, the Gators don’t have many guard options at this time. Solomon Kindley holds an offer from Florida and plays with UF commits JaQuan Bailey and Rick Wells at Jacksonville Raines. Mount Dora offensive lineman Brett Heggie is being by UF as a center,… Read More »

Knight reports to UF

One of three Florida football signees with an academic holdup has enrolled at UF. Tight end Camrin Knight reported to campus Sunday and will begin Summer B classes Monday with the rest of the incoming freshmen. According to the Sun’s Robbie Andreu, Knight did not make it to Gainesville this past week because he was awaiting a qualifying test score. Two more signees, athlete D’Anfernee McGriff and defensive end Keivonnis Davis, are still not enrolled for Summer B and have until… Read More »

Gators make cut for Tatum

Florida is in the running for a fast-rising offensive tackle from Daytona Beach Mainland. Marcus Tatum announced his eight finalists Friday, and the Gators made the cut along with Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, N.C. State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Tatum is rated a three-star recruit but has an impressive list of offers, with some of the bigger ones coming in the last two months. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder visited UF in March, April and earlier this month for a summer camp… Read More »

Gardner, Tisdale announce early enrollment plans

Florida coach Jim McElwain only had a pair of early enrollees for 2015, one of whom has since transferred. It will be a much different story next year. Half of the Gators’ 2016 class, currently at 14 members, is working to enroll in January. The latest commits to make early enrollment plans are Rivals100 cornerback Chauncey Gardner and athlete Tyrek Tisdale, who announced their decisions on Twitter this week. Gardner, an Under Armour All-American, was named by Rivals as the… Read More »

Cleveland names 10 finalists

A week after visiting Florida for the first time, four-star wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland has the Gators among his finalists. The top-100 overall recruit released his top 10 schools Tuesday night on Twitter. UF made the cut along with Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas A&M. The Gators and Texas teams are considered the favorites for Cleveland, who was formerly committed to the Aggies. The Under Armour All-American visited UF last Tuesday with Dillon Sterling-Cole,… Read More »

Gardner, Joseph named top IMG performers

Florida had four verbal commitments compete in the IMG 7-on-7 national championship over the weekend. A pair of them were defensive players, and both were named top performers on their side of the ball by Rivals.com. The recruiting service chose cornerback Chauncey Gardner, a Rivals100 member, as the No. 1 defensive player in the tournament. Gardner announced Monday he will in the Under Armour All-America Game. Rivals: “Gardner had two interceptions and was his normal, active self. Gardner has an… Read More »

Boudreaux, Becker list Gators among favorites

Two recruits out of the Orlando area listed Florida in their group of top schools Wednesday. Four-star offensive guard Parker Boudreaux (6-4, 287) named UF as one of his five finalists, along with Clemson, Georgia Southern, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. Three-star defensive back Carlos Becker (6-2, 185) has the Gators in his top 10 with Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Both recruits visited Florida and coach Jim McElwain in the spring.… Read More »

High-profile Texas teammates visit UF

Despite Florida’s struggles the past couple of years, the Gators have still been able to successfully recruit the Sunshine State. However, when UF or any school can recruit on a national level, it shows the football program is thriving. Florida coach Jim McElwain has yet to coach a game in Gainesville, but he and his staff are already attracting elite prospects from across the country. Two of them, Houston (Texas) Westfield teammates Dillon Sterling-Cole and Tyrie Cleveland, visited UF for… Read More »

FBS commissioners shelve early signing period

After two days of debating over an early signing period, FBS commissions voted Wednesday not to have one this recruiting cycle. According to reports, the decision was tabled for one year and the Collegiate Commissioners Association will reconsider the early signing period proposal at the 2016 meetings in Asheville, N.C. The proposal, if passed on a two-year trial basis, would have instituted a 72-hour signing period for high school recruits this December, in conjunction with the junior college signing date (Dec. 16).… Read More »

Victor, Ridley postpone decisions

Florida likely had big news coming on the recruiting trail later this month. Now, UF and colleges from around the nation will have wait. Four-star wide receivers Binjimen Victor (6-4, 173) and Cavin Ridley (6-2, 195), who planned to make their verbal commitments on June 22, have decided to push back their announcements. The standouts from South Florida were expected to choose the Gators. Victor visited Gainesville during the spring and Ridley camped at UF last week. Both named Florida… Read More »