Florida Gators recruiting visitor’s list for Florida State

The south endzone will be jammed pack as the Florida Gators recruiting visitor’s list for Saturday’s game against Florida State is loaded with top prospects expected to visit Florida.

The Florida Gators recruiting list will also feature multiple official visitors as early enrollees are running out of time to take official visits to schools and this is a great weekend for the Gators to host these prospects.

Florida is hoping to use the great atmosphere for rivalry weekend plus a good game to help give them momentum as they head into the stretch run of recruiting.

Here’s who Gator Country is expecting to be on the Florida Gators recruiting visitor’s list on Saturday.


Official Visitors: 

The Florida Gators are scheduled to host six official visitor’s this weekend and all three prospects are early enrollee prospects who will enroll in school in January.

Florida Gators running back commit Mark Thompson will watch his first game in the Swamp on Saturday when he takes his official visit. Thompson is a solid commit to the Gators.

Michigan Wolverines linebacker David Reese is looking around for options, as he’s not able to enroll early at Michigan due to Michigan not having room for him. Reese will visit Florida for the first time this weekend and will also visit Texas.

JUCO athlete Dre Massey is a versatile athlete that can play anywhere on offense and the Gators are hoping to land his athletic ability on offense for next year. Massey has several other visits lined up after this weekend.

Alabama Crimson Tide kicker Eddy Pineiro is scheduled to take an official visit to Florida this weekend after taking an official to Alabama a few weeks ago.

Maryland quarterback commit Dwayne Haskins is scheduled to take his first official visit of the year when he visits Florida this weekend.

Defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson will also be taking an official visit to Florida this weekend. Jackson is said to be favoring Auburn and Ohio State but the Gators will try to change that.


Commits coming to town: 

If you’re a member of the Florida Gators recruiting class then chances are you will be in Gainesville this weekend for the Gators game against the school out west.

Running back Lamical Perine and safety Jeawon Taylor will represent the state of Alabama on Saturday as commits in the class of 2016 for Florida.

Quarterback Kyle Trask will make his first visit to Gainesville as a Gators commit this Saturday night.

Receivers Freddie Swain, Josh Hammond and Rick Wells will all be in town and it comes just days after Swain and Hammond signed their early enrollee papers for Florida.

Linebacker Vosean Joseph, defensive back Aaron Robinson and defensive Jachai Polite will all be making their first trips to Gainesville as Gators commits. Polite was in town for the Tennessee game when he was uncommitted.

Offensive linemen Stone Forsythe, Brett Heggie and 2017 OL Kadeem Telfort will also be in attendance in Gainesville on Saturday night.

Defensive backs Chauncey Gardner, Jayvaughn Myers and McArthur Burnett have been to several games this season and they will join their good friend defensive end Antonneous Clayton in Gainesville on Saturday.

The 2017 combination of quarterback Jake Allen and receiver Daquon Green will both be in Gainesville on Saturday night.


Unofficial visitors:

Quarterback Feleipe Franks is now back on the market as uncommitted prospect and he will be in Gainesville for the third time this year and the second week in a row. Franks is leaning heavily towards Florida as the Gators are looking for another quarterback to add with Trask to the class.

The receiver class of 2016 has the chance to be one for the ages and on Saturday several of those prospects will be in town. Receivers Nate Craig-Myers, Keith Gavin and Tre Nixon will be in Gainesville for the Gators game. Florida leads for Craig-Myers and Nixon but is trailing Alabama and Florida State for Gavin. Gavin’s father is also expected to be in attendances on Saturday.

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph is putting together quite the class for the Gators and on Saturday he will host several big name defensive linemen including Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson, defensive end Josh Uche, defensive end Brian Burns and defensive tackle Shavar Manuel. Florida is in good shape for Manuel and Uche but are in a big battle for Robinson and Burns.

Tight end Nick Eubanks has quickly become one of the Florida Gators recruiting top targets and on Saturday he will visit Gainesville for his first game this year.

Cornerback Kristian Fulton will also be in attendance on Saturday as he will visit Gainesville with his uncle. Fulton visited Florida in the summer but has yet to make a game in Gainesville yet.


2017 unofficial visitors:

The 2017 class will be well represented in Gainesville on Saturday as the Gators have done a great job of getting these juniors on campus all year long.

Running backs will all over the south endzone on Saturday as all of these 2017 backs are expected in town. Anthony Davis, Malik Davis, Adarius Lemons, Miami Hurricanes commit Robert Burns, Devon Hunter, Devan Barrett, C.J. Cotman, Kyshaun Bryan are all expected in Gainesville on Saturday.

Receiver James Robinson has been in Gainesville several times this year and he will return again on Saturday.

Alabama offensive line commit Alex Leatherwood and offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert are both expected in town and both are considered to be top linemen for next year.

Miami tight end Tre McKitty is one of the top tight ends for 2017 and he will be in town on Saturday.

If the running back group doesn’t impress you then maybe the 2017 defensive linemen group will as all of these guys are expected in town. Defensive ends Zach Carter, Jarez Parks, Markaviest Bryant and Malik Herring. Defensive tackles Cory Durden and Ja’len Parks are both expected in as well.

Linebacker Vandarius Cowan is a former Florida State commit but he will visit Florida for the first time on Saturday.

Defensive backs Deangelo Gibbs, Tre Shaw, Cyrus Fagan and Richard LeCounte are all expected in and they will be joined by athlete Bruce Judson who has been to Gainesville four times this year.


2018 official visitors:

Running back Lorenzo Lingard is one of the best in the country for his year and this will be his first visit to Gainesville this year.

Quarterback Michael Penix and defensive back Tyreke Johnson are also expected in town this weekend.


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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.