The nation’s top all-purpose back and No. 3 tight end in the Rivals.com rankings named Florida in their Top 5 this week.
UF made the cut Monday for Oakley (Calif.) Freedom five-star running back Joe Mixon of along with Cal, Oklahoma, Oregon and Wisconsin.
It was another positive sign for the Gators in their recruitment of Mixon, who was offered by Florida in Febuary and spoke highly of the school. However, the 6-foot-2, 207-pounder did not include UF among in his list of favorites July 1. But a month later, on Aug. 2, the Gators made his Top 10 and are now one of his five finalists.
Mixon will officially visit for the Tennessee game on Sept. 21. He also has trips planned to Cal (Sept. 13), Oklahoma (Oct. 4) and Wisconsin (Oct. 12).
On Sunday, Derby (Kan.) tight end DeAndre Goolsby announced a Top 5 of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas State and Ohio State. The 6-foot-4, 221-pounder visited Gainesville with his mother on June 14 and enjoyed meeting the coaching staff.
His official visit schedule is unknown at this time, but Goolsby told The Sun he’s going to take all five of trips and would like to come back to UF for a game.