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Gators expecting 2 official visitors for homecoming vs. Missouri

Saturday’s homecoming game against Missouri marks Florida’s first game in The Swamp in nearly a month. With the postponement — and eventual relocation — of the LSU game, the Gators have yet to have a recruit on campus for an official visit. Anthony Hines (Plano East), the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2017 class according to ESPN, and Cesar Ruiz (IMG Academy), the No. 1 center in the 2017 class according to ESPN, will take official visits this weekend… Read More »

After LSU game postponed, Jim McElwain discusses impact on Gators recruiting

Florida’s biggest home game of the season was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, and the game has yet to be re-scheduled. Along with an important SEC match-up, Florida’s staff missed a critical opportunity to host recruits on campus. Four-star linebacker Anthony Hines (Plano East, Tex.) and five-star wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit, Mich.) were scheduled for official visits, yet both canceled Thursday due to weather concerns. Change of Plans for this weekend ! pic.twitter.com/b6nfhRhZ0t — Donovan P. Jones (@dpeoplesjones) October… Read More »

Pair of recruits cancel visit for Gators vs. LSU

Florida’s match-up against LSU is arguably the biggest home game this season. And with that comes a critical weekend for recruiting. But with Hurricane Matthew approaching, the location of the game is no longer a certainty. Due to weather concerns, a pair of California recruits decided to change plans. Four-star DB Elijah Blades (Muir) and four-star LB Rahyme Johnson (Bishop Salesian) will no longer visit Gainesville on Saturday. PSA: Due to weather conditions, I will NOT be at the university of… Read More »

California recruits cancel visits to Gainesville due to weather concerns

Florida’s match-up with LSU is arguably the biggest home game of the season. And with that comes the biggest recruiting weekend this season for the Gators. But with Hurricane Matthew approaching, the location for Saturday’s game is now up in the air. The approaching hurricane has already altered the plans for Gators target Rahyme Johnson and 2017 verbal commit Elijah Blades. Blades (John Muir) and Johnson (Bishop Salesian) were planning a cross-country trip to Gainesville, but they’ve made new plans.… Read More »

2019 WR Jashawn Sheffield discusses his recruitment, meeting Coach McElwain and his thoughts on North Texas

Florida’s 32-0 win over North Texas was a mixed bag of results. Along with arguably one of the most dominant defensive performances in Florida history, the Gators could be without quarterback Luke Del Rio for the foreseeable future. But aside from the contest, Florida’s staff had the opportunity to meet with highly talented recruits visiting Gainesville on Saturday. Among them is 2019 Saint Simons Island (Ga.) wide receiver Jashawn Sheffield. pic.twitter.com/gQvicIx4N4 — Jashawn Sheffield (@Jashawnsheff) September 8, 2016 The rising… Read More »

Florida expecting multiple prospects vs. North Texas

With each game comes another opportunity for the Gators to display a program on the rise. Florida is looking to continue its streak of undefeated games in September under second-year coach Jim McElwain, as the University of North Texas comes to Gainesville. Along with the Mean Green’s arrival, the Gators are anticipating the presence of multiple highly recruited prospects on Saturday. UF quarterback commit Jake Allen is making the trip from Ft. Lauderdale, his second chance to see the Gators… Read More »

Gators visitor list for SEC-opener vs. Kentucky

The Gators open conference play Saturday in Gainesville against the Kentucky Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. And it gives the staff an opportunity to show recruits an SEC atmosphere. Multiple uncommitted prospects with the Gators near the top of their list will be in Gainesville to see the Gators face the Wildcats. Five-star Sebastian River (Fl.) defensive end Jarez Parks plans to make the trip for UF’s conference opener. Along with Parks, Laney (Ga.) defensive tackle Tyrone Truesdell is making the… Read More »

4* LB Rahyme Johnson talks visiting the Gators, his recruitment and which schools lead

With his senior season underway, four-star Bishop Mora Salesian linebacker Rahyme Johnson’s is nearing the next stage in his football career.   But don’t expect him to make a commitment until he’s taken his official visits.   “I really want to take my visits first, but if I do end up committing before then,” Johnson said, “Right now I don’t have a plan to do that, but my initial idea right now is to take those five visits.”   Headed… Read More »

Gators hosting talented prospects for season opener vs. UMass

With the Gators hours away from the season opener against Massachusetts, football is back in Gainesville. And so is the future of the program – the recruits. Florida expects multiple commits to attend the season opener, including St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Jake Allen. Feels like Christmas. #CollegeGameDay — Jake Allen (@Jakeallen_14) September 3, 2016 Allen’s been committed to the Gators for more than a year, and he’ll be joined by Jordon Scott, who verbally committed to UF in May. Florida… Read More »

3* DB Shawn Davis commits to the Gators

The Gators picked up a commitment Saturday from a highly coveted in-state prospect. After previously intending to announce his commitment Friday night in his team’s season opener, which was called due to lightning, Miami Southridge defensive back Shawn Davis announced his verbal commitment to the Gators. I will be verbally commiting to the university of ……..pic.twitter.com/RI1YzFaF1o — shawn davis (@MT6_Shawn) August 27, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed Davis’ commitment through his Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain)… Read More »