Florida’s only suitable replacement for Dalvin Cook is now off the board.
Running Darrel Williams of Marrero (La.) John Ehret picked LSU on Tuesday night, five days after his decommitment from Arizona State.
The Rivals250 member was offered by the Gators last month and planned to officially visit UF in January. He was scheduled to attend the Florida State game Nov. 30 but did not make the trip.
With his pledge to the in-state Tigers, it’s become even more important for Florida to keep Cook in the fold. UF coach Will Muschamp will have an in-home visit with him Thursday.
* The Gators are expected to gain a huge commitment Thursday when David Sharpe makes his decision. The Jacksonville Providence offensive tackle, who is down to Florida and Tennessee, will announce at 10:45 a.m. on 1010 XL. To listen live, click HERE.
* Another recruit ready to decide is defensive tackle Thomas Holley of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln. The Rivals100 member told the New York Post he will choose between Florida and Penn State by the end of the week. The Nittany Lions will likely land him.
* UF is hosting official visitors this weekend — offensive tackle Derrick Kelly of Havana East Gadsden and defensive lineman Malik McDowell of Detroit (Mich.) Southfield. The Gators currently trail for both prospects, with Kelly thought to be favoring Florida State and Michigan believed to have the edge for McDowell.