This Saturday is Florida’s second Junior Day of the 2013 recruiting cycle and the Gators will have over 50 visitors on campus. The UF staff could have a handful of commitments by the conclusion of the event, although some of the verbals might not go public right away.
Assisting the coaches in recruiting will be their four commitments — Winter Haven running back Adam Lane, Crescent City defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, Jacksonville First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian and Tallahassee Lincoln linebacker James Hearns.
Their top target will be five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Columbia), who is rated the No. 3 overall prospect on Rivals.com. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder grew up a Gator fan in nearby Lake City, and his top two schools are Florida and Georgia.
But most of the focus this weekend will surround four-star running back Kelvin Taylor, the son of former Gator Fred Taylor (1994-1997). The Belle Glade standout is making a three-day visit to Gainesville and will decide between Florida and Alabama following the trip.
Taylor isn’t the only Gator legacy on the visitors list for Saturday. Offensive lineman Jack Kurzu (St. Louis, Mo./Mary Inst Country Day), linebacker Keith Kelsey Jr. (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) and safety Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) will also be in town for Junior Day.
Kurzu is the son of former Gator fullback Bob Kurzu (1981-1984), Kelsey is the son of former Gator linebacker Keith Kelsey (1996-1999), and Harris is the son of former Gator linebacker Mike ‘Mud’ Harris (1994-1997).
Florida will have some of its top receiver targets on hand in Stacy Coley (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast), Rodney Adams (St. Petersburg Fla./Lakewood) and Tallahassee Lincoln wideouts Reggie Davis and Taj Williams. The Gators currently lead for all four prospects.
Also scheduled to come down is Rivals100 safety Nick Washington (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian), who named UF his leader on Feb. 8.
Here are the rest of Saturday’s expected visitors:
* indicates UF offer
*RB Ryan Green, 5-10, 195, St. Petersburg, Fla./Catholic
*RB Derrick Henry, 6-3, 232, Yulee, Fla./Yulee (Georgia commit)
RB Stefon McCray, 5-11, 185, Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola
RB Joshua Mercer, 5-11, 180, Guyton, Ga./South Effingham
RB Alvin Kamara, 5-10, 190, Norcross, Ga./Norcross
RB Jeremiah Sams, 5-11, 202, Eustis, Fla./Eustis
RB Ralph Webb, 5-10, 190, Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
*WR Richard Benjamin, 6-1, 180, Tampa, Fla./Middleton
WR Alvin Bailey, 5-11, 170, Seffner, Fla./Armwood
WR Eric Carter, 5-11, 180, Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson
WR Chris Thompson, 6-0, 170, Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
*OL Josh Cardiello, 6-4, 285, Buford, Ga./Buford
*OL Joshua Outlaw, 6-4, 290, Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
OL Ramsey Meyers, 6-3, 290, Orange Park, Fla./Ridgeview
DT Keith Bryant, 6-2, 292, Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic (Miami commit)
*DE Carl Lawson, 6-3, 245, Alpharetta, Ga./Milton
*DE Stacy Thomas, 6-3, 225, Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep
DE Shaun McGee, 6-3, 220, Snellville, Ga./Brookwood
DE Antonio Riles, 6-4, 262, Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer
DE Dane Rogers, 6-3, 235, Shelby, N.C./Crest
DE Jordan Sherit, 6-4, 235, Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough
DE Devin Washington, 6-3, 225, Orlando, Fla./Jones
*LB Quinton Powell, 6-2, 195, Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland
*LB LaChaston Smith, 6-0, 215, Statesville, N.C./South Iredell
LB Roderick Hoskins, 6-3, 215, Orlando, Fla./Evans
LB Dillan Lawson, 6-4, 215, Crestview, Fla./Crestview
LB Mario Mathis, 6-2, 225, Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville
LB Ryne Rankin, 6-1, 219, Orlando, Fla./East River
LB Corey Vereen, 6-2, 220, Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange
*DB MacKensie Alexander, 5-11, 175, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee (Tennessee commit)
DB J.J. Green, 5-9, 170, Kingsland Ga./Camden County
DB Damonte Jones, 5-8, 184, Ocala Fla./St. John Lutheran
DB Jamonte Jones, 5-9, 181, Ocala, Fla./St. John Lutheran
DB Matt Milano, 6-1, 188, Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
DB Keanu Neal, 6-0, 204, Bushnell, Fla./South Sumter
DB Reggie Wilkerson, 5-10, 170, Ocala, Fla./North Marion
DB Sheddrick Williams, 6-0, 180, Madison, Fla./Madison
DB D’Andre Wilson, 5-11, 170, Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach