The Florida Gators will host their biggest recruiting weekend of the year starting on Thursday in Gainesville. On Thursday the Gators will host an underclassmen camp and that will be followed on Friday-by-Friday Night Lights in the Swamp.
While these camps are going, the Gators will also host a quarterback camp where several big quarterback coaches from around the country will attend to host the camp.
The Gators are expected to host several big time prospects on campus throughout the weekend and GatorCountry will preview the visitors list here.
Big quarterback visiting
Matt Corral (6-2, 196, Long Beach, CA. Poly) will be making his first trip to Gainesville this weekend when he takes a three day visit to Florida. Corral has said he wants to make a decision before the season starts and his top schools are Florida and Georgia. This visit this weekend is a big one for the Gators.
Florida will have most of its commits on campus this weekend for the big recruiting event. That includes both 2018 commits and 2019 guys who’re currently committed to the Gators.
Running back Iverson Clement, athlete Amari Burney, defensive back Divaad Wilson and offensive lineman C.J. Dunlap are all scheduled to visit as 2018 commits.
Representing the 2019 class this weekend will be safety Jaleel McRae, receiver John Dunmore, receiver Maurice Goolsby, defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells, athlete Tyrique Stevenson, offensive lineman Andrew Coker, athlete Marcus Tillman and defensive back Trent Whittemore.
2018 targets visiting
This is a huge weekend for the Gators in regards to gaining momentum in the 2018 class and they have a lot of prospects in town to recruiting.
Running back Dameon Pierce and West Virginia running back commit Leddie Brown are both scheduled to visit Florida. The Gators are looking for a second back to add with Clement in the class. Right now Pierce looks to be a battle between Florida and Georgia. Brown on the other hand is keeping his options open despite his commitment and that is in large part due to his relationship with JaJuan Seider.
The receiver position might be the most impressive group visiting Florida this weekend. The position is led by Jacob Copeland who has been a huge priority for Florida. Florida is battling Alabama for Copeland heading into this visit this weekend.
Receiver Jamarr Chase was expected to make a decision out at the Opening but didn’t make that decision and now plans to visit Florida. Chase looked to be heading to either TCU or LSU but the Gators are trying to flip the script this weekend.
Receiver Tyquan Thornton named a top five on Tuesday with the Gators in that group and he will now visit on Friday. Florida and Miami are battling for Thornton at this time.
Tight end Dante Lang has become a big target for Florida at the tight end position and he’s scheduled to be in attendance. Florida is in solid shape for Lang heading into this visit.
Apopka offensive line teammates William Barnes and Ed Montilus are both scheduled to visit Florida on Friday night and the Gators are in the lead group for both. It’s a Florida/North Carolina for Barnes at this time but the Gators are hoping to gain more momentum with this weekend’s visit.
The defensive side is also scheduled to have several big targets on campus this weekend and that is led by defensive lineman Azeez Ojulari who plans to be on campus on Saturday. Joining Ojulari as defensive line visitors is defensive tackle Coynis Miller who plans to be on campus for multiple days. Florida State defensive end commit Pat Joyner is also scheduled to visit on Saturday.
One of the Gators biggest linebacker targets is Channing Tindall who will be on campus with his family on Friday night.
Big defensive back target Randy Russell decomitted from Miami and is leaning towards Florida heading into the visit. Russell is a really solid nickel prospect.
Offensive linemen Richard Gouraige and Nick Petit-Frere are also expected to be in town.
Not only is this a big weekend for 2018 prospects but this is a big weekend for underclassmen as the Gators will have a chance to get a leg up in their recruitments.
Here’s a list of guys who are scheduled to visit this weekend.
TE Keon Zipperer
DB commit Trent Whittemore
commit Marcus Tillman
OL Kardell Thomas
DB commit Tyrique Stevenson- Saturday
DL Marcus Stripling
DL commit Jaquaze Sorrells
Athlete Mark Richards
Athlete K.J. Phillips
DB commit Jaleel McRae
WR Ramel Keyton
LB James Gordon
DB Kair Elam
DB Jaden Davis
OL commit Andrew Coker
DE Khris Bogle
QB Harrison Bailey
athlete Dawson Ellington
WR Dominick Hill
WR Taji Johnson
DL BJ Ojulari-Saturday
DB Rashad Torrence