September 27th, 2011 11:02pm

Florida-Alabama visitors list


We’ll keep updating this list throughout the week. Please keep in mind that these are expected visitors. In other words, they are in most cases the plans of teenagers. They change. Frequently.

RB Keith Marshall – nation’s No. 1 tailback
OT D.J. Humphries (UF commitment) – nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle
TE Kurt Freitag – may be down to Florida and Alabama
DT Carlos Watkins – told me on Sept. 21 he was planning to attend, now he is reportedly not sure

WR Nelson Agholor – One of two five-star receivers atop UF’s board
TE Kent Taylor – nation’s No. 1 tight end
OT Avery Young – Florida’s top offensive tackle target
DL Leonard Williams – second visit in as many games for the four-star Gator lean
DE/LB Jordan Jenkins – down to Florida, Alabama and may be nearing decision after this visit
DE/LB Dante Fowler (FSU commit) – has flirted with Gators for a very long time
LB Noor Davis (Stanford commit) – No. 1 OLB prospect in the nation still has UF coaches salivating
CB Chris Bivins – still waiting and hoping for a UF offer
TE Sean Culkin – see Bivins
WR Raphael Andrades – ditto for one of Jacquez Green’s kids at Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln

RB Matt Jones – four-star
RB Mike Davis – four-star
WR Latroy Pittman – four-star
OT Jessamen Dunker – five-star
OLB Jeremi Powell – four-star
CB Willie Bailey – four-star
CB Brian Poole – five-star
PK Austin Hardin – three-star

RB Greg Bryant
RB Kelvin Taylor
RB Adam Lane
RB Derrick Henry (Georgia commit)
WR Ahmad Fulwood
WR Taj Williams
WR Reggie Davis
WR Carlos Burse
TE Mike Heuerman
OL Jake Raulerson
OL Laremy Tunsil
OL Tanner Crow
DT Robert Nkemdiche
DT Jay Ellison
DT Caleb Brantley
DT Octavius Jackson
DL Isaac Rochell
DE Jordan Sherit
DE Elijah Daniel
LB Nigel Harris
LB James Hearns
LB Mario Mathis
LB Darren Hambrick
LB Reuben Foster (Bama commit)
S Nick Washington
S Marcell Harris
CB J.J. Green
DB Will Likely
DB Jamonte Jones
DB Damonte Jones
ATH Marquion Lane

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  1. September 27th, 2011 11:50 pm

    Jeff, if I’m Diggs & Agholor, I’m licking my chops at the prospect of coming to UF because this year’s receivers have shown NOTHING in the way of being able to compete at a high level. Combine that with the fact that Demps & Rainey will be gone next year, this Weis offense is BEGGING for instant playmakers. Does this help us in their recruitment? Or does it hurt because they may believe we can’t coach WR’s?

    by BT

  2. September 28th, 2011 12:32 am

    3 names I expected to see. Stefon Diggs, Matt Jones, and JJ Green.
    Also, is it safe to assume that “not sure” or “maybe” is pretty much “no”? These are probably all issues with rides. The direction the NCAA is headed is gonna have these kids traveling alone in their own vehicle soon.

    by RUNreggieRUN

  3. September 28th, 2011 12:35 am

    Still a more impressive list than i expected. this really is the most intense game from a recruiting stand point

    by RUNreggieRUN

  4. September 28th, 2011 1:04 am

    Just read an interesting article on Trent Richardson and how things would be different had he followed his mentor and fellow Escambia alum Emmitt Smith to Florida. It got me thinking. Which recent recruit, that we lost out on, could we use the most? Sammy Watkins would be my pick the way he’s been tearing it for Clemson and since he’s a position of need for our current team. What are your thoughts?

    Here is the link for the article:

    by Gator in Ukraine

  5. September 28th, 2011 9:21 am

    Ton of talent is going to be at the game!

    by npgator

  6. September 28th, 2011 10:02 am

    Dont get blown out! That would be bad for recruiting!

    by NickTheNole

  7. September 28th, 2011 10:15 am

    @NicktheNole….I guess that means your recruiting is non-existant with two loses in a row and the last one to the #22 ranked team in the country.

    by Gatorbait

  8. September 28th, 2011 11:44 am


    WOW! that was a very deep and well thought out comment!

    by GatorsEverywhere

  9. September 28th, 2011 11:56 am

    @ Nick the Nole

    Dont start out the season 2-2. That would bad bad for recruiting. Wait a minute…………. Too late.

    by Big Time

  10. September 28th, 2011 2:34 pm

    It’s gotta be fun for the prospects to come and see a HUGE game like this. Good Job, Mr. Barlis!!! I can’t wait to find out what impact this weekend has on our potential recruits! Now call your Mother!

    by Ricky Barlis (no relation)

  11. September 28th, 2011 3:13 pm


    Is Noah Spence not going to be at this game? Does it seem that we are among the favorites to land him?

    by GatorsEverywhere

  12. September 28th, 2011 3:50 pm

    Gatorbait and GatorsEverywhere,
    I will go away for now, but I will be back on October 9, 2011 and I will point out how we both have 2 losses and we are still BOTH good football teams, were just a year or two away!

    by NickTheNole

  13. September 28th, 2011 4:09 pm

    The noles have been a year or two away for 10 years now…

    by bill belicheck

  14. September 28th, 2011 4:11 pm

    Given that fsu was ranked #5 at the start of the season, it just goes to show how snowed the ratings contributors are over jumbo fisher and his recruiting. As we all know, “it ain’t who you get, it is how you coach ‘em up.” And, jumbo is not half the coach he is as a recruiter.

    by GR8R_G8R

  15. September 28th, 2011 6:09 pm

    Not a comment but recruiting question. Who do you believe will be the next commitment!! Also, whom, if any, are committed elsewhere but could be turned to UF. Realistic chances by %. Thanks..

    by Howard Songer

  16. September 30th, 2011 7:34 am

    Vegas Harley is making his way to the game as well, is getting recruited by both Florida and Alabama!

    by Chad

  17. September 30th, 2011 2:36 pm

    I bet we see a highlight of Run Fred Run on the video board. well, we better hint, hint

    by Steve

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