Pads are popping and coaches are screaming instructions, which means spring practice is going full speed at the University of Florida. Saturday, the Gators will scrimmage and while the general public won’t be able to attend several top prospects have confirmed they will attend.
From a quantity standpoint, the prospect count might not be huge but when it comes to quality, it’s off the charts. Several of Florida’s top targets will be in town.
Here are the prospects who have confirmed that they will be visiting Florida this weekend:
Offensive lineman Abdul Bello (6-5, 298, Montverde, FL Academy): Bello and Ivey sit atop the Gators recruiting board at the among offensive linemen. This will be Bello’s second visit to Florida in as many months although it will be his first time to see a live practice and see offensive line coach Mike Summers in action.
Quarterback Torrance Gibson (6-4, 195, Plantation, FL American Heritage): While on spring break this past week, Gibson has visited Oklahoma, Clemson, Tennessee, LSU and Auburn. This weekend Florida will get its first chance to present its sales pitch to the dual-threat quarterback.
Linebacker Roquan Smith (6-2, 205, Montezuma, GA Macon County): Smith will also be making his second trip to Florida in as many months but the Gators are trailing Auburn. Saturday will be Florida’s chance to make up some ground.
Linebacker Adonis Thomas (6-4, 215, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett): Thomas is skipping the Rivals camp this weekend in order to visit Florida, which says a lot about his interest in the Gators. Thomas will be bringing his mother with him and it will be her first visit to Gainesville. Florida is in good shape with Thomas early on despite Georgia’s recent push.
Defensive end Isaiah Washington (6-4, 245, New Orleans, LA, Edna Karr): Washington is currently committed to LSU but says he is keeping his options open. Washington, who was teammates with Florida signee Gerald Willis, says he has maintained a high interest in Florida.
Florida signee Deondre Farrier and defensive end Jason Strowbridge have both said they make trips to Florida this weekend.