October 16th, 2012 11:36pm

Running list of visitors for South Carolina

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Florida Gators wide receiver Andre Debose (4) returns the opening kick off for a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2010. (Photo by Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun)

This Saturday in The Swamp, a Top 10 showdown will take place for the second-straight home game.

That means another big recruiting weekend is on tap for Florida coach Will Muschamp.

The LSU matchup on Oct. 6 brought out some elite prospects and South Carolina will do the same. Five ESPN150 members are scheduled to attend the game as well as a Rivals100 recruit who is ranked 156th overall by ESPN.

The Gators are hosting three official visitors, including recent Michigan decommit David Dawson. He is the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard according to ESPN and named UF his new leader this past Sunday.

Here’s a running list of confirmed attendees that plan on coming. The names below are the most notable targets with offers from Florida. This blog will be updated every night with any new additions, cancellations or changes that occur. I’ll also have a preview story on Friday.

OFFICIAL VISITORS
OL David Dawson, 6-4, 282, Detroit, Mich/Cass Tech
OL Cameron Dillard, 6-3, 290, Canton, Mich./Canton
S Marcell Harris, 6-1, 207, Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips

COMMITS
RB Kelvin Taylor, 5-11, 214, Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Day
RB Adam Lane, 5-8, 216, Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven
WR Alvin Bailey, 5-11, 175, Seffner, Fla./Armwood
WR Ahmad Fulwood, 6-4, 189, Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny
WR Marqui Hawkins, 6-2, 190, Columbus, Ga./Carver
WR Chris Thompson, 6-0, 170, Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
OL Tyler Moore, 6-6, 305, St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg College (transfer)
DT Caleb Brantley, 6-3, 295, Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City
DL Joey Ivie, 6-4, 270, Dade City, Fla./Pasco
DE Jordan Sherit, 6-5, 234, Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough
LB James Hearns, 6-3, 230, Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln
LB Daniel McMillian, 6-3, 220, Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast
S Keanu Neal, 6-1, 203, Bushnell, Fla./South Sumter
S Nick Washington, 6-0, 183, Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian

TARGETS
WR Demarcus Robinson, 6-2, 200, Fort Valley, Ga./Peach Country (Clemson commit)
OL Laremy Tunsil, 6-6, 295, Lake City, Fla./Columbia
TE O.J. Howard, 6-6, 225, Autauga, Ala./Autauga Academy (Alabama commit)
LB Trey Johnson, 6-1, 222, Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett (Auburn commit)

2014 PROSPECTS (with UF offers)
QB Will Grier, 6-3, 185, Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day
RB Tony James, 5-10, 163, Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville
RB D’Ernest Johnson, 5-10, 180, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee
RB Bo Scarbrough, 6-1, 215, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge (Alabama commit)
WR Ryeshene Bronson, 6-3, 182, Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar (Florida commit)
WR J.C. Jackson, 5-10, 180, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee (FSU commit)
WR Demarre Kitt, 6-0, 190, Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek
DT Travonte Valentine, 6-3, 283, Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside (Florida commit)
DE Andrew Williams, 6-4, 245, Mcdonough, Ga./Eagle’s Landing
DE Denzel Ware, 6-2, 215, Crestview, Fla./Crestview (FSU commit)
CB Duke Dawson, 5-11, 184, Cross City, Fla./Dixie County
CB Wesley Green, 6-1, 170, Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
CB D.J. Smith, 6-0, 180, Marietta, Ga./Walton
S T.J. Harrell, 6-1, 210, Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic

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Comments

20 Comments

  1. October 17th, 2012 3:15 am

    Just wantedto say that you’re the MAN Zach. Thanks!

    by Sebastian


  2. October 17th, 2012 5:31 am

    Ya Zach

    by J


  3. October 17th, 2012 5:43 am

    Ira Denson, T. Brown, Harris and Howard/Robinson are my picks for 2013. Grier, Bo S., Kitt, A. Williams, Duke D., Green, Harrell are my picks for 2014.

    by J


  4. October 17th, 2012 7:24 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Dawson and Marcel Harris commit on, or soon after this weekend’s OV.

    by Steve


  5. October 17th, 2012 7:47 am

    It looks like Dawson will pull the trigger any second and when that happens its over for Denson.

    by scooterp


  6. October 17th, 2012 8:43 am

    What affect if any does the current #2 BCS ranking have on recruits? Do they really care about this or do they look more at the overall record? Does it help lead them to become a Gator commit?

    by Joe P


  7. October 17th, 2012 9:26 am

    Zach, I’ve asked this like 4 times now. How do we plan on taking these commits when we’re full? Are we going to pull offers, just hoping a lot of transfers and early go’s at the NFL? I just hope Muschamp doesn’t get a rep for overloading.

    by Omaha_Gator


  8. October 17th, 2012 9:35 am

    Omaha_Gator,
    I’ve addressed this topic several times in my Mail Stack, most recently on 9/27 … http://recruiting.blogs.gatorsports.com/13699/zachs-mail-stack-927/
    Right now I would lean toward two juniors (Elam and Floyd) leaving early and 3-4 transfers.

    by Zach Abolverdi


  9. October 17th, 2012 10:07 am

    Omaha,
    .
    Muschamp is still dealing with a mostly Meyer roster. I doubt he has many qualms about asking a third or fourth year Meyer guy who hasn’t done much to move on so he can bring in a 4-5 star that fits his scheme.

    by Lizardgrad89


  10. October 17th, 2012 10:21 am

    At this point, I’m not terribly concerned about the 2013 guys. The top guys pretty much all know where they are going, some are just here to enjoy the trip.
    .
    No, I’m really interested in the 2015 and after guys. These are the kids who are only starting the process, and we want them watching this game and being very impressed with not only the Gators, but what Champ is doing. Two years from now, I want elite guys saying they are long-time Gator fans (2-3 years is a long-time fan when you are 18) and giving us serious consideration. Can’t get them all, but I want Champ up at the front of the line getting first choice.

    by Lizardgrad89


  11. October 17th, 2012 10:34 am

    why not take as many as we can guys. Bama over recruits every year and they have not been punished yet. Take them all I say. Have the best OL and DL for years to come. I like Denson a lot wish he would have pulled the trigger. Now he might be stuck with FSU. Sad Sad Sad…

    by J


  12. October 17th, 2012 11:10 am

    We follow the rules no matter what Bama or anybody else does. Foley won’t tolerate bending or breaking and even if he did our leaders would not.

    by Vulcan Alex


  13. October 17th, 2012 5:13 pm

    @J…we haven’t offered Denson a scholarship, yet. That is why he hasn’t vocally said anything about us…Also, I see earlier on you are calling that we get Bo Scarbrough for 2014? There’s no way I see this happening. Now don’t get me wrong…I would love to have him. All I’ve heard is that this kid is a monster but he’s sitting in Bama’s backyard. I don’t see us getting him.

    Don’t really have anything to add that my fellow gator fans haven’t already said. You all make great points on all aspects even the wish lists. I want them all but know it’s not realistic. Either way…let’s kick some ACE this weekend and show this country we’re for real!! Gator Nation RISE UP!! Thanks Zach…always quality.

    by Gators4Life


  14. October 17th, 2012 10:28 pm

    this must be the visit i heard bo talking about. him and james cox were talking about visit florida but i didnt know when. and yes, he does have some interest in florida. he was advised by saban not to visit and is doing it anyway. i heard him say it his
    self

    by gatorfan


  15. October 18th, 2012 1:44 am

    Great job as usual Zach! You are on top of things as usual!

    My question to you sir is as far as the 2014 recruits go with offers from UF that will be attending this game, who in your opinion is UF’s top priority regardless of position?

    Thanks Zach!

    by Slickgator


  16. October 18th, 2012 6:52 am

    You guys that are saying “let’s sign them all” BAMA’s doing it, but you say that’s why you hate Saban. Come on guys, don’t follow the “Devil” into HELL. Keep the programand the schools rep. clean. If the scholly’s run out before they commit, then they are the losers, they had plenty of time to make an educated decision. Some of them are still out there because they are lathering themselves in the attention, so if they get caught out there in the numbers game and end up at a second tier “college” it1′s on them.. GO GATORS !!!! This is a bigger weekend than the LSU weekend!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  17. October 18th, 2012 8:49 am

    You know, I have no problem with UF over-signing, since the SEC, nor the NCAA seems too concerned about stopping Bamer and some of the others from doing it. “The road the Hell was paved with good intentions”. If we want to be competitive, we have to level the playing field and take away any advantage other teams may have; not counting the illegal stuff. Saban will continue to get away with doing so and the illegal benefits will continue to flow, from certain schools.

    by GI-Gator


  18. October 18th, 2012 9:49 am

    Flatly disagree (and I hope we can do that with no hard feelings), and what are the “GOOD INTENTIONS” the road to Hell are paved with?? Dirt is dirt, if not illegal it’s unethical to award a kid a scholarship and then when you find someone of higher talent to push him aside. You knew his talent level when you recruited him, stick with your “COMMITMENT” as most of us want our COMMITS to do. What is this word COMMITMENT and What does it mean? “CO
    NVENIENCE”?? GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  19. October 18th, 2012 4:21 pm

    By J…….Saban is not c lose to being the oversigning leader inthe SEC. The truth has been printed a number of times in these type sites. You are repeating a few people that are just Bama wann-bees like Auburn and others and now your entering the Fine Univ., of Florida into this growing group. I’m glad to see the Gators getting better but people like you could help them to lose their class. I hope you don’t, I know your coach would be displeased with you. You can beat Saban by name calling because he will not stoop to that level.

    by Gerald Chastain


  20. October 18th, 2012 8:03 pm

    BS: “Saban is not close to being the oversigning leader inthe SEC.”

    by Gerald Chastise


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