Florida coach Will Muschamp and his staff were busy on the recruiting trail in the second half of March.
Here are links to the top storylines from the past three weekends.
Florida’s first spring practice in pads attracted three coveted recruits to campus, and there were also three targets who named the Gators their leader. Then a trio of in-state prospects, including Jacksonville Providence offensive tackle David Sharpe, visited UF the following Saturday for Florida’s first scrimmage.
The madness continued on Thursday and Friday as the Gators hosted a total of six 2014 prospects from South Florida.
The highest priority in town was Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook. He is still committed to Clemson, but UF has become the Tigers’ biggest threat.
“They made a big impression,” Cook said. “Florida is my second choice now and they have the offense that I want to play in. I loved what they did with their running backs in practice and in the meetings. I had fun being around those guys and they want to come up there with them.”
The remaining vistors were receivers Ermon Lane and Tyre Brady, linebacker Richard Yeargin III and defensive backs Chris Lammons and Quincy Wilson, all of whom are members of the 7-on-7 team South Florida Express.
Brady was offered by the Gators according to his coach, and others posted pictures and spoke favorably of the trip on Twitter.
Great time at Gainesville !
— Support #⃣5⃣Jwalk (@_MoneyLane) March 29, 2013
Top DB’s In The Nation .. Top Linebacker In The Nation twitter.com/CL1_Era/status…
— Chris Lammons (@CL1_Era) March 29, 2013
SFE Boys in Gville twitter.com/sfecoach/statu…
— Brett Goetz (@sfecoach) March 30, 2013
UF offensive lineman commit Benjamin Knox (DeLand) visited for Florida’s final scrimmage of the spring on Saturday along with safety Trey Marshall (Lake City Columbia) and Kentucky defensive end commit Denzel Ware (Opp, Ala.).
Marshall was offered by the Gators during his visit, while Ware named Florida his leader afterward despite remaining pledged to the Wildcats.
For a running list of visitors for the Orange & Blue Debut, click HERE.