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5* QB Justin Fields to take unofficial visit Tuesday to UF

Five-star quarterback Justin Fields (Kennesaw, Ga.) is expected to arrive in Gainesville tonight for an unofficial visit, multiple sources told the Gainesville Sun. Prior to his decommitment from Penn State, Fields visited UF’s campus in for an unofficial visit. He spent the weekend in Bradenton at the NFA 7v7 National Championship. Fields’ mother flew in from Pennsylvania earlier in the week and is expected to accompany him on the visit, which should last through Wednesday. Fields is expected to compete at… Read More »

2018 OT/TE Jalen Goss decommits from Florida

Lowndes High (Ga.) TE/OL Jalen Goss has decommitted from Florida’s 2018 class, the 6-foot-7, 250-pounder announced Wednesday on his Twitter account. Goss, who currently plays offensive tackle but committed to UF as a tight end following the Orange and Blue Debut game in April, is ranked the No. 57 offensive tackle prospect in the 2018 class by ESPN. pic.twitter.com/1wrgbh4Evk — Jalen Goss (@Almighty__jayy4) June 15, 2017 With Goss’ decommitment, the Gators have eight players verbally committed in the 2018 class.

2019 DB Marcus Tillman Jr. commits to UF’s 2019 class

Florida’s 2019 class, ranked No. 1 nationally by 247Sports, picked up a verbal commitment Wednesday from a defensive back out of Orlando. Marcus Tillman Jr., a 6-foot, 195-pound safety out of Jones high, verbally committed to Gators coach Jim McElwain over offers from Ohio State and Ole Miss. Born a Gator, Raised a Gator, going to be a Florida Gator ‼️Committed 🐊🔶🔷 #GoGators #GATA19 pic.twitter.com/3RXPJuIbWF — Marcus Tillman Jr. (@MarcusTillman4) June 14, 2017 McElwain confirmed Tillman’s commitment on his Twitter… Read More »

Gators 2018 class lands JUCO safety Deontai Williams

Florida’s 2018 class and coach Jim McElwain landed a verbal commitment Monday from a junior college prospect who previously committed to the Gators in high school. After spending the weekend watching UF’s mini camp, Deontai Williams, a 6-foot, 178-pound safety by way of Jones County J.C. in Ellisville, Mississippi, announced on his Twitter account his verbal commitment to the Gators. McElwain confirmed Williams’ commitment via his own Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!! #AllBite18 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) June 12, 2017 Williams committed… Read More »

3* DE Taylor Upshaw verbally commits to Florida’s 2018 class

Florida’s 2018 class landed a verbal commitment Saturday from a three-star in-state defensive end with more than 20 scholarship offers. Taylor Upshaw, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound prospect out of Braden River High in Bradenton, verbally committed to coach Jim McElwain and the Gators after visiting UF for a camp. Hometown Hero… I'm Staying Home 🐊🔵🔶 pic.twitter.com/AUPLYXFGsA — Taylor Upshaw (@UpshawT80) June 10, 2017 McElwain confirmed Upshaw’s commitment via his Twitter account. With Upshaw’s commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a… Read More »

Amari Burney ready to recruit for UF’s 2018 class following commitment

Amari Burney had the date circled on his calendar for months. The No. 40-ranked prospect in the 2018 class by ESPN, Burney chose June 1st to announce his commitment to honor his late grandfather, Eugene Burney, who died during during his sophomore season. The Clearwater native committed Thursday to the Gators over Ohio State and Virginia Tech, but his decision to join coach Jim McElwain and UF’s 2018 class was far from a predetermined conclusion. “It was Tuesday night when… Read More »

Andrew Coker verbally commits to Gators 2019 class

Florida’s 2019 class does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The Gators and coach Jim McElwain received a verbal commitment Monday from Andrew Coker, a 6-foot-7, 335-pound offensive lineman out of Katy, Texas. See y'all in Gainesville…🔷🔶🐊 pic.twitter.com/EWIeBb8IYi — Andrew Coker (@ACoker2k19) June 5, 2017 McElwain confirmed Coker’s commitment via his Twitter account. Florida became the first program to offer Coker, and the Taylor High product needed less than a month to make a decision after picking up… Read More »

4* WR Maurice Goolsby verbally commits to UF’s 2019 class

Coach Jim McElwain and the Gators picked up a verbal commitment, their second in three days, Saturday from a highly recruited in-state wide receiver. Maurice Goolsby, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound prospect out of Dunnellon High, verbally committed to Florida’s 2019 class via his Twitter account. RESPECT MY DECISION ‼‼( no interviews ) pic.twitter.com/PQk3hgDV39 — Maurice Goolsby (@_magxii) June 3, 2017 McElwain later confirmed Goolsby’s commitment on Twitter. Goolsby’s offer list currently stands at 15 schools, including Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State,… Read More »

Gators land highly recruited 2018 safety Amari Burney

Florida’s 2018 class landed a verbal commitment Thursday from one of the nation’s top defensive back prospects. Amari Burney, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound safety out of Calvary Christian High in Clearwater, announced his intention to sign with the Gators. A four-star prospect and the No. 11 safety in the 2018 class by 247Sports, Burney committed to Florida over offers from Virginia Tech and Ohio State.  “I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity,” Burney said. “With that being said,… Read More »

Buchholz athlete Trent Whittemore discusses UF commitment, growing up in Gainesville and basketball future

Trent Whittemore needed less than a week to make a decision that could shape the rest of his life. With his sophomore year at Gainesville’s Buchholz High nearing its conclusion, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Whittemore verbally committed Monday to coach Jim McElwain and became the sixth member of Florida’s 2019 class. A two-sport athlete at BHS and the son of Bobcats head football coach Mark Whittemore, Trent is just seeing his football recruitment pick up. But with nearly two years until… Read More »