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Written by Andrew Spivey, April 10, 2015, 2 Comments,
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The Florida Gators have had a very successful spring in getting prospects on campus and have reaped the benefits by having five prospects commit to the Gators while on visits this spring.

All of those visits will come to end on Saturday when the Gators take the field for their annual Orange and Blue game and the Florida coaching staff is trying to load up the South end zone with prospects.

While the spring game is likely to be more of a practice/scrimmage the Gators have done a good job of getting a lot of prospects to say they will visit on Saturday and here’s who Gator Country has confirmed as vistiing Florida.

 

Commits rolling into town

The Gators have eight commits for the class of 2016 and five of those eight plan to be in attendance this weekend.

Those commits that plan to be in Gainesville on Saturday are cornerback Chauncey Gardner (5-11, 190, Cocoa, FL High), receiver commit Isaiah Johnson(6-3, 190, West Palm Beach, FL Dwyer), linebacker commit Vosean Joseph (6-2, 210, Miami, FL Norland), defensive end Jaquan Bailey (6-3, 235, Jacksonville, FL Raines) and safety Spencer Perry (6-3, 202, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) all of the five commits will be helping the Gators do some recruiting this weekend.

Receiver commit Rick Wells (6-0, 187, Jacksonville, FL Raines) and athlete Tyrek Tisdale (6-0, 198, Orlando, FL Oak Ridge) are both scheduled to play in 7-on-7 tournaments so that’s why they will not be in town. Tisdale has said that he plans to visit Florida on Friday since he won’t be on campus on Saturday but the Gators have solid commits in both prospects.

 

Receivers coming to town

It’s no secret that Florida needs to land some playmakers at the receiver position this year and they will certainly have the opportunity to impress several of them on Saturday.

The biggest one is probably Miami receiver commit Sam Bruce (5-8, 185, Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas) who will visit with his best friend and Gator signee, Jordan Scarlett. Florida has the best chance at flipping the athlete slot receiver.

Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe (6-2, 202, Suwannee, GA North Gwinnett) will be in town on Saturday to watch his brother tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe compete in his first spring game. The younger Imatorbhebhe is a top target for the Gators during the class of 2016.

Another name that Florida fans should recognize is receiver Josh Hammond (6-0, 180, Hallandale, FL High), who is the younger brother of Frankie Hammond. The younger Hammond has no leaders right now but says he likes Florida. This will be his first to Gainesville since receiving a Gators offer.

 

Much needed linemen visiting

Florida needs bodies on the offensive line and the Gators will host three prospects this weekend for visits. Two of the three prospects, however, are still looking for a Gators offer.

Offensive lineman Marcus Tatum (6-6, 254, Daytona Beach, FL Mainland) has Florida offer and says that Florida, Miami and Auburn are standing out to him right now. The Gators are trying to get the lead after his third visit to Florida this spring.

Offensive linemen Jawaan Taylor (6-4, 345, Cocoa, FL High) and Stone Forsythe (6-7, 331, Winter Garden, FL West Orange) will both arrive in Gainesville on Saturday looking for Florida offers. Offers from the Gators would put Florida in good shape for both of these prospects.

 

Two familiar prospects visiting

Defensive end Jordan Woods (6-3, 240, Ocala, FL Trinity Catholic) has visited Florida several times this spring and he will be back on campus for the second time this week on Saturday. Woods has yet to name a leader but the Gators appear to be the team to beat right now.

Tight end Jacob Mathis (6-4, 212, Tampa, FL Berkeley Prep) was on Florida’s campus numerous times last year and he will return again on Saturday.

 

2017 prospects visiting

Head coach Jim McElwain is trying his best to get ahead of the game on a lot of 2017 prospects and he will see several of them on Saturday.

2017 Ohio State athlete commit Bruce Judson (5-9, 184, Cocoa, FL High) grew up a fan of the Gators and he will be on campus for the second time this spring and he will be joining Florida commit Chauncey Gardner this weekend.

2017 quarterback Jake Allen (6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale, FL Cardinal Gibbons) is looking for a Florida offer and one is likely to come this spring as Allen is one of the top 2017 prospects in the country.

2017 offensive lineman Tony Gray (6-5, 265, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett) has a Florida offer and he will make his first visit to Florida on Saturday.

 

Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for all of our updates on the prospects visiting Florida this weekend.

Andrew Spivey

About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. malscottApril 10, 2015, 9:56 am

    Not to be ungrateful, but…sure seems like the commit list should include a lot more offensive guys…it would be nice to have commitments from a ton o guys so when attrition kicks in we’ll still be fine. It’s early. I trust Mac. I don’t necessarily trust the minds of 17 year old kids. Go Gators.

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyApril 10, 2015, 4:56 pm

      I think getting offensive playmakers in this class will be ok. Florida has two good receiver commits already and a good athlete in Tyrek Tisdale.

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The Florida Gators have had a very successful spring in getting prospects on campus and have reaped the benefits by having five prospects commit to the Gators while on visits this spring.

All of those visits will come to end on Saturday when the Gators take the field for their annual Orange and Blue game and the Florida coaching staff is trying to load up the South end zone with prospects.

While the spring game is likely to be more of a practice/scrimmage the Gators have done a good job of getting a lot of prospects to say they will visit on Saturday and here’s who Gator Country has confirmed as vistiing Florida.

 

Commits rolling into town

The Gators have eight commits for the class of 2016 and five of those eight plan to be in attendance this weekend.

Those commits that plan to be in Gainesville on Saturday are cornerback Chauncey Gardner (5-11, 190, Cocoa, FL High), receiver commit Isaiah Johnson(6-3, 190, West Palm Beach, FL Dwyer), linebacker commit Vosean Joseph (6-2, 210, Miami, FL Norland), defensive end Jaquan Bailey (6-3, 235, Jacksonville, FL Raines) and safety Spencer Perry (6-3, 202, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) all of the five commits will be helping the Gators do some recruiting this weekend.

Receiver commit Rick Wells (6-0, 187, Jacksonville, FL Raines) and athlete Tyrek Tisdale (6-0, 198, Orlando, FL Oak Ridge) are both scheduled to play in 7-on-7 tournaments so that’s why they will not be in town. Tisdale has said that he plans to visit Florida on Friday since he won’t be on campus on Saturday but the Gators have solid commits in both prospects.

 

Receivers coming to town

It’s no secret that Florida needs to land some playmakers at the receiver position this year and they will certainly have the opportunity to impress several of them on Saturday.

The biggest one is probably Miami receiver commit Sam Bruce (5-8, 185, Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas) who will visit with his best friend and Gator signee, Jordan Scarlett. Florida has the best chance at flipping the athlete slot receiver.

Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe (6-2, 202, Suwannee, GA North Gwinnett) will be in town on Saturday to watch his brother tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe compete in his first spring game. The younger Imatorbhebhe is a top target for the Gators during the class of 2016.

Another name that Florida fans should recognize is receiver Josh Hammond (6-0, 180, Hallandale, FL High), who is the younger brother of Frankie Hammond. The younger Hammond has no leaders right now but says he likes Florida. This will be his first to Gainesville since receiving a Gators offer.

 

Much needed linemen visiting

Florida needs bodies on the offensive line and the Gators will host three prospects this weekend for visits. Two of the three prospects, however, are still looking for a Gators offer.

Offensive lineman Marcus Tatum (6-6, 254, Daytona Beach, FL Mainland) has Florida offer and says that Florida, Miami and Auburn are standing out to him right now. The Gators are trying to get the lead after his third visit to Florida this spring.

Offensive linemen Jawaan Taylor (6-4, 345, Cocoa, FL High) and Stone Forsythe (6-7, 331, Winter Garden, FL West Orange) will both arrive in Gainesville on Saturday looking for Florida offers. Offers from the Gators would put Florida in good shape for both of these prospects.

 

Two familiar prospects visiting

Defensive end Jordan Woods (6-3, 240, Ocala, FL Trinity Catholic) has visited Florida several times this spring and he will be back on campus for the second time this week on Saturday. Woods has yet to name a leader but the Gators appear to be the team to beat right now.

Tight end Jacob Mathis (6-4, 212, Tampa, FL Berkeley Prep) was on Florida’s campus numerous times last year and he will return again on Saturday.

 

2017 prospects visiting

Head coach Jim McElwain is trying his best to get ahead of the game on a lot of 2017 prospects and he will see several of them on Saturday.

2017 Ohio State athlete commit Bruce Judson (5-9, 184, Cocoa, FL High) grew up a fan of the Gators and he will be on campus for the second time this spring and he will be joining Florida commit Chauncey Gardner this weekend.

2017 quarterback Jake Allen (6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale, FL Cardinal Gibbons) is looking for a Florida offer and one is likely to come this spring as Allen is one of the top 2017 prospects in the country.

2017 offensive lineman Tony Gray (6-5, 265, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett) has a Florida offer and he will make his first visit to Florida on Saturday.

 

Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for all of our updates on the prospects visiting Florida this weekend.

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