Florida Gators running back recruiting board

Between spring practice and junior days, the Florida Gators hosted well over 100 prospects and those efforts have a lot of recruits thinking about the Orange and Blue.

Over the next week Gator Country is going to break down each position and take a look at who the Gators have the best chance of landing at each position.

To start of the series we talked about the offensive line board and the receiver and now we move to the running back position.

Florida would like to sign 1-2 running backs in this class after signing two really good players in the class of 2015 and they head into late spring/summer and the Gators have one athlete commit that can play running back in college.


Athlete commits

Tyrek Tisdale (6-0, 198, Orlando, FL Oak Ridge)

Commitment Status: Tisdale is a solid commit to Florida and I don’t see that changing unless something crazy happens. Tisdale is an athlete that can play running back, receiver or even some h-back as he’s a very athletic player. Tisdale is a big time talent with a great personality.



Running back targets with offers

Carlin Fils-Aime (5-11, 175, Naples, FL High)

Teams in contention: Fils-Aime likes Miami, Florida and Florida State a lot, but others are starting to get in the mix.

What are Florida’s chances: Fils-Aime is one of the top running backs in the state of Florida but has yet to visit Florida. The Gators are hoping to get Fils-Aime on campus this summer but Miami is going to be tough to beat because Fils-Aime’s teammate and best friend is Tyler Byrd who is committed to Miami.


Travis Homer (5-9, 187, West Palm Beach, FL Oxbridge Academy)

Teams in contention: Florida, Florida State, Miami, Kentucky are considered the top schools for the talented back.

What are Florida’s chances: Homer says he will visit Florida this summer and the Gators have a good chance here, but Florida State is also in good shape for the speedster. Homer is a very versatile back that can do a lot of things at the position.


Elijah Holyfield (5-10, 195, College Park, GA Woodward Academy

Teams in contention: Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Georgia are all schools that Holyfield has visited.

What are Florida’s chances: Holyfield visited Florida this spring and he loved the visit. Right now Auburn and Florida have to be the considered the top two teams. Holyfield has a great relationship with Tim Skipper and Doug Nussmeier and that will help Florida a lot as Holyfield is the Gators top target at the position.


Amir Rasul (5-10, 188, Coral Gables, FL High)

Teams in contention: Rasul is committed to Miami but Florida State, Florida and UCF are schools he likes as well.

What Florida’s chances: Florida and Florida State are the two teams likely to flip Rasul but the running back has only visited Florida State this spring. Rasul does say he plans to visit Florida this summer. Rasul does say he knows Jordan Scarlett well and that could help the Gators with this playmaker.

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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.