Florida’s first Junior Day of the 2015 recruiting cycle was more about quality than quantity.

The Gators hosted three recruits ranked in the top 40 of the ESPN Junior 300.

The highest-ranked visitor Saturday was Haines City safety Derwin James, who has been committed to Florida State for 11 months and attended the UF-FSU game in November.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder told Rivals.com his latest visit to Gainesville was a good experience, but added that he is “still a Seminole.”

Making yet another trip to Florida was Glen Saint Mary Baker County defensive end CeCe Jefferson (6-3, 260), who named the Gators his leader in the summer and was still high on them after their 4-8 season.

Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County linebacker Roquan Smith (6-2, 204) made his first-ever visit to UF. He received an offer from Florida on Jan. 2 and was seen by defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin last week on the second day of the contact period.

Linebackers Jeff Holland (Jacksonville Trinity Christian) and Tevon Coney (Palm Beach Gardens) were not able to make it and plan to be in Gainesville next weekend when the Gators hold their second Junior Day.

Some other expected visitors for that event are Plantation American Heritage quarterback Torrance Gibson and Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett linebacker Adonis Thomas.

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