March 27th, 2013 11:48pm

Carload of South Florida talent traveling to UF

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The South Florida Express rolls through Gainesville this week.

Literally.

Five members of the 7-on-7 team arrive at UF today and will stay overnight to check out Florida’s practice on Friday morning.

The carload of talent includes Homestead receivers Ermon Lane and Tyre Brady (South Dade), Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons, Fort Lauderdale University School defensive back Quincy Wilson and his teammate, linebacker Richard Yeargin III.

Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook is also planning to visit UF on Thursday. Cook is currently committed to Clemson, but the Gators are recruiting him relentlessly and have a legit shot at a flip in the future.

As for the South Florida Express, four of the five visitors have offers from top BCS programs. None of them will get more attention from the UF coaching staff than Lane, who is one of the best receivers in the nation. The 6-foot-2, 172-pounder has a Top 5 of Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami and Georgia.

Wilson is a Rivals250 member who could play either corner or safety at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. He was named defensive skills player MVP at the Rivals Camp in Miami last weekend. His leaderboard consists of UF, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and South Carolina.

Yeargin is being recruited for Florida’s Buck position and won linebacker MVP honors at the Nike Football Training Camp in Miami on March 17. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder is wide open right now and plans on making a late decision, but the Gators are one of his early standouts along with Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and UCLA.

Lammons has no leaders at this time, but his recruitment is believed to be a battle between Florida’s Big Three. Alabama and South Carolina are also in the mix for the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, who like Yeargin was a standout at the Miami NFTC.

Brady is receiving interest from some of the aforementioned schools, but he has yet to be offered. With his 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame and recent performances on the combine circuit, that could change soon.

Homestead’s Maurice Alexander, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete from the 2015 class, is also visiting with the group.

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Comments

16 Comments

  1. March 28th, 2013 7:10 am

    wow. Hope we can really get it done this time.

    by J


  2. March 28th, 2013 7:56 am

    @J, what do mean this time? Champ has been getting done since he got here. Pulled in a good class after a 7-6 season. Pulled in a great class last month, and if we see a second year improvement on O like we did with the D this year, you can mark down another top 5 class come February.

    by drew


  3. March 28th, 2013 9:04 am

    Welcome Gentlemen! Enjoy Gainesville’s women, booze and Mary Jane. May you guys return safely to South Florida.

    by Joke & Dagger


  4. March 28th, 2013 9:14 am

    Getting top recruits on campus is critical. The staff has done a great job on gettting kids to come take a look.

    by JohnnyBallGame


  5. March 28th, 2013 10:52 am

    If Champ wants them, he’ll get them. The only reason Bama took the #1 recruiting class from us was because they pulled in 4 of the top RBs.

    We got all of our needs met in this last class with top talent.

    by Homer J


  6. March 28th, 2013 11:08 am

    Are lane and Wilson the only one with commitable offers? Yeargin and Lamons both look good but the board at their positions is stacked!!

    by Kyle


  7. March 28th, 2013 3:14 pm

    Of the players mentioned in this article, I would venture that only Ermon Lane and Dalvin Cook have committable offers.

    by VirginiaGator


  8. March 28th, 2013 4:19 pm

    Yeargin is also a take if he wants in. Don’t think Lammons or Brady would be allowed to commit

    by Real gator


  9. March 28th, 2013 7:17 pm

    Joke and Dagger,
    I don’t know where you are coming from, but don’t encourage young men to seek unwanted behavior on their trips. I KNOW this University has much more to offer than SEX, Boze, and Drugs. I think Champ is trying to recruit the better caliber athletes and we don’t want them to think of our great university in the way you are advocating. GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  10. March 28th, 2013 8:41 pm

    Well said Creek Gator.

    by Sean


  11. March 29th, 2013 10:39 pm

    I agree 100% creek gator!

    by Gatorbait-1


  12. March 30th, 2013 3:03 pm

    We want gators who enjoy our campus, training facilities, coaches, and being part of a top tier program…as for the fun you can have here, Its Florida have fun, but Coach Boom will fire you ass if you use drugs so don’t.

    by gatorDean


  13. March 30th, 2013 6:02 pm

    Ermine lane said we are recruiting him the hardest, sounds good

    by Real gator


  14. April 1st, 2013 12:53 am

    GREAT CALL CREEK GATOR! Someone deleted my game recordings…thank God for Youtube (in this case). Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. Go Gators!

    by TigerCatZeroZero


  15. April 1st, 2013 11:07 am

    Do we want all 5? Is there any chance we offer all 5 this weekend? Not saying that ls a good or bad strategy, but these 5 seem to be close, and a package deal might be worthwhile, if all 5 are guys we want.

    by lizardgrad89


  16. April 1st, 2013 11:01 pm

    [...] The madness continued on Thursday and Friday as the Gators hosted a total of six 2014 prospects from South Florida. [...]

    by March Madness for Gators recruiting | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive


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