The Gators are looking to sign at least one running back for 2015, and just a couple targets look like legitimate options for them at this time.

Lakeland Christian’s T.J. Simmons committed Monday to UCLA, the school that had been his leader since May. Florida was his early favorite, but there seemed to lack mutual interest from both sides as his recruitment played out.

Clemson-Florida battle brewing for Ray-Ray McCloud III. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun)

With Simmons officially off the board, Ray-Ray McCloud III (5-10, 180) is the only uncommitted and quality RB recruit that UF appears to have a chance with right now.

The Under Armour All-American from Tampa Sickles has visited Gainesville four times since March. His most recent trip took place June 5, and he also came for the spring game and to watch a practice.

Clemson is the biggest threat to Florida for McCloud, but the Gators are currently considered his top team.

UF is on the outside looking in for top prospects Damien Harris, Jacques Patrick and Jordan Scarlett, who decommitted from Florida Atlantic on Friday.

However, Miami commit Dexter Williams told 247Sports last week that his immediate family wants him to go to Florida. He’s also teammates with Gators commit Jalen Julius, who is pushing him toward UF as well.

More running back targets could emerge for Florida between now and signing day, but McCloud and Williams are the ones to watch heading into fall.

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