Gators to host nine official visitors

This weekend is the first weekend in over a month that Florida has been able to host official visitors due to the dead period and the Gators coaching staff didn’t want to waste any time. Florida will host nine official visitors this weekend.

Of the nine players that will travel to Gainesville this weekend, three are currently committed and the rest are players that Florida has gotten in on later in the recruiting cycle.

Here are the nine official visitors expected into town this weekend:

Florida defensive tackle commit Khairi Clark: Clark has been solid to Florida since day one and the coaching staff will expect Clark to help recruit the 6 uncommitted prospects that will be on campus in Gainesville this weekend.

Offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste: Cajuste just popped up on the radar on Thursday but according to him Florida has been recruiting him for some time now. Cajuste has a final 3 of Florida, West Virginia and Samford but if the Gators truly want Cajuste he’s Florida’s to lose right now.

FSU quarterback commit Treon Harris: Harris was one of Roper’s top targets when he got the job and the Gators will try to convince Harris that he’s needed at Florida and that he can help run Roper’s new up-tempo offense with early enrollee Will Grier.

Florida cornerback commit J.C. Jackson: This may be the biggest prospect on campus despite him being committed to Florida as the Gators are trying to hold off FSU who is trying to lure Jackson away. Florida is trying to stop any kind of visit to Tallahassee.

Athlete Isaiah McKenzie: Things got very interesting this week when McKenzie was accepted into Notre Dame and he is now saying he will visit South Bend on the 31st. Florida needs a home run visit to position themselves well with McKenzie heading into that Notre Dame visit in two weeks.

Missouri defensive end commit Rocel McWilliams: News broke on Thursday evening that McWilliams would visit Florida and right now it looks as if McWilliams is a backup plan for Lorenzo Carter but a good visit is needed to keep McWilliams warm on the Gators moving closer to signing day.

Athlete Deiondre Porter: Porter recently decommitted from USF and the Gators are charging strong for the athlete out of Tampa. Florida has a great chance to lock up Porter this weekend if the visit goes as planned for both parties.

Running back Derrell Scott: It’s a three team race for Scott with Tennessee and South Carolina as the co-leaders followed by Florida. Scott grew up a Gator fan and this weekend is a big weekend for Florida as Scott is the Gators best chance at a second running back.

Florida tight end commit Moral Stephens: Stephens was waiting on a Florida offer so he could commit and since then he’s been solid to the Gators. Stephens much like Clark will be recruiting for Florida very hard 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, 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.