This weekend will have half as many visitors as last Saturday’s football banquet, but it’s going to just as important for Florida.
The Gators are hosting five prospects on official visits, including two of the top targets for UF coach Will Muschamp.
Arriving in Gainesville today will be running backs Adam Lane (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven) and Alex Collins (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./South Plantation), receivers Marqui Hawkins (Columbus, Ga./Carver) and Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach County) and linebacker Jarred Davis (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County).
JUCO defensive tackle commit Darious Cummings (Scooba, Miss./East Mississippi C.C.) and 2014 receiver commit Ryeshene Bronson (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar) are also joining UF pledges Lane, Hawkins and Robinson.
But the focus this weekend is on Collins and Davis, who are both taking their first trip to Florida as recruits. Collins, a former Miami commit, is believed to be down to the Canes and the Gators. With an official scheduled to Coral Gables on Jan. 18, this visit will be critical for the UF coaches if they’re going to have a chance with Collins. One person who might be able to help Florida out is Lane. He is one of the better recruiters in the class and has tried to sway FSU running back commit Ryan Green in the past.
With the loss of Quinton Powell on Monday, UF is looking to add another outside linebacker and Davis is certainly a possibility. He’s currently committed to Auburn and doesn’t have an offer from Florida, but that could change while he’s in Gainesville. Davis is not solid with the Tigers and the Gators have been showing a lot of interest in him during the Contact Period. He visited Ole Miss last weekend and also plans to take officials to Auburn and South Carolina in January.