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Florida summer camp schedule

Florida football is set to begin summer camps for the first time under coach Jim McElwain and his staff. Next month the Gators will host several different camps sessions, which start June 5 and run through June 19. Camps are open to entrants of any and all ages and grade levels depending on the session, but they serve as an another opportunity for McElwain and assistants to evaluate recruits on their board. Many prospects also choose to visit UF as… Read More »

Several options for Gators at WR

Wide receiver is one of the top needs for Florida in the 2016 recruiting cycle with four current players at the position expected to leave after this season. Raphael Andrades, Latroy Pittman and Valdez Showers are seniors, and junior Demarcus Robinson — UF’s best wideout — seems headed for an early NFL departure. Fortunately for the Gators, there are several options at WR for 2016 as they try to land at least five commitments. Two recruits are already in place with… Read More »

UF offers pair of three-star prospects

Florida continued expanding its recruiting board Wednesday and offered a pair of three-star prospects. The newest UF targets are Manvel, Texas, running back D’Vaughn Pennamon (5-11, 199) and Mount Dora offensive center Brett Heggie (6-4, 290). I just received. An offer From Florida #Gatorchomp #Gators — drippin' sauceBlu (@mavnation_blu) May 20, 2015 Man today has been crazy… Blessed to receive a offer from Florida! #GatorNation #SEC #blessed — Brett Heggie (@HeggieBrett74) May 20, 2015 Despite their current star ratings, both Pennamon… Read More »

Florida staff sees several front-seven defenders

After spending the past two weeks evaluating mostly offensive players, athletes and defensive backs, the Florida coaching staff put in a ton of time seeing front-seven defenders this week. The Gators also checked out several wide receivers, but they scouted at least 15 defensive linemen and linebackers on the road. Here are the known visits made by the UF staff: QB Dwayne Haskins, 6-3, 203, Potomac (Md.) Bullis School (Maryland) RB Rakeem Boyd, 6-0, 195, Houston (Texas) Stratford RB Kingston Davis, 6-1, 225, Prattville (Ala.) (Michigan… Read More »

247Sports high on Thompson

The Florida Gators have yet to land an elite high school recruit for 2016, but they have one from the junior college ranks. Mark Thompson, who committed to UF this week, has been ranked the nation’s No. 1 JUCO running back by 247Sports. The recruiting service evaluated him following his Florida pledge and rated him a four-star prospect with a 93 grade. According to 247Sports, which currently ranks the Gators’ class 16th nationally, Thompson is now UF’s highest rated commitment,… Read More »

Haskins deciding Friday

Florida’s top quarterback target makes his decision Friday. Top-100 overall recruit Dwayne Haskins (Potomac, Md./Bullis School) will reveal his college choice during a live announcement at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN’s RecruitingNation.com. His finalists are Florida, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. His recruitment is expected to come down to the Gators, Scarlet Knights and Terrapins, with the in-state team being the favorite to land the 6-foot-3, 198-pounder. Maryland has the majority of predictions on the 247Sports Crystal… Read More »

Florida begins out-of-state evals

After hitting the Sunshine State hard late last month, UF assistants cranked up their out-of-state evaluations this past week. Other than a stop at IMG Academy and some trips to South Florida, the coaches were mostly outside the state of Florida seeing some of their top targets. Here are the known visits made by the UF staff: RB Elijah Holyfield, 5-11, 205, College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy RB Tony Jones, 6-1, 212, Bradenton IMG Academy (Notre Dame commit) WR Sam Bruce, 5-8, 185, Fort… Read More »

Gators pursuing new QB

There’s a new quarterback on Florida’s recruiting board. The Gators offered Houston (Texas) Westfield quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder is currently a three-star prospect, but that will likely change soon. He won QB MVP at the Rivals Speed & Skill Challenge in Houston last month and was the second signal caller invited to the Elite 11 after competing in The Opening Dallas Regional. Sterling-Cole has earned nine offers in the last two months, including Mississippi State and… Read More »

Start of spring football brings out UF staff

The UF football coaches hit the recruiting trail hard this past week with high schools in the state of Florida starting spring practice. The Gators saw more than 30 prospects from the class of 2016, including 14 ESPN300 members and seven UF verbal commitments. They checked out five consensus top-100 recruits in quarterback Dwayne Haskins, wide receivers Nate Craig-Myers and Eli Stove, offensive tackle Jauan William and defensive end Janarius Robinson, a Florida State pledge. Here are the known visits… Read More »

UF handing out new offers

With the new evaluation period now in full swing, Florida offered three 2016 prospects this week. Four-star cornerback Jared Mayden was the first to receive an offer Monday night. The 6-foot, 190-pounder out of Texas (Sachse) is a consensus top-250 recruit and ranks 56th overall in the Scout 100. On Tuesday UF offered wide receiver Kevin Stephenson (6-2, 180), a three-star prospect from Jacksonville First Coast. He also holds offers from LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame, among others. But perhaps… Read More »