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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 »

4* DT Fred Hansard commits to Florida Gators

Florida’s 2017 class picked up a commitment Friday from a highly recruited defensive prospect. Fred Hansard, ranked the No. 11 defensive tackle in the 2017 class by 247Sports, announced his verbal commitment to the Gators in a video produced by Bleacher Report. I have officially committed to… https://t.co/BAYjvn7Pyb — Fred Hansard (@Fred_Hansard56) August 26, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed Hansard’s verbal commitment through his Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) August 26, 2016 A 6-foot-3, 315-pounder out… Read More »

4* RB Adarius Lemons still committed to Gators after talk with coach Jim McElwain

Update: Rivals’ Blake Alderman is reporting Lemons never de-committed to the staff and is in fact still committed to the Gators. He later reported Lemons talked to Gators coach Jim McElwain and re-affirmed his commitment. @MistaAlderman Got clarification this tweet was his way of saying he's still committed to #UF — Blake Alderman (@MistaAlderman) August 23, 2016 Alderman said he believes Lemons will clarify his status in the near future. The original story is below. Florida suffered a hit to… Read More »

UF 2017 verbal commit Elijah Blades sets visits, discusses his senior season and who trails the Gators

Florida’s 2017 class is shaping up to be one of the strongest in recent memory, thanks in part to the addition of six highly coveted prospects this Summer. Ranked No. 14 in 247Sports’ 2017 composite team rankings, the Gators received verbal commitments this Summer from in-state recruits Zachary Carter, Adarius Lemons, Ventrell Miller, James Houston and Marco Wilson. But Florida also picked up a verbal commitment this summer from a talented prospect who’s 2,400 miles away: four-star defensive back Elijah… Read More »