As of last Monday the NCAA’s new mandated summer dead period began and won’t end until July 13th so Gator Country decided it would be a good time to get everyone caught up on where the Gators stand at each position.
Last week we took a look at the offensive side of the ball and this week we will look at the defensive side of the ball and get everyone caught up on who’s in the class and who may end up in the Class of 2015.
One thing we are also going to add to each position is a quick look at who to keep an eye on for the upcoming Class of 2016.
First up in our week-long series was the defensive line position that included defensive end and tackle. Linebacker and cornerbacks were next and now we finish up the series with the safety position.
The Gators have one commit already in the Class of 2015 at the safety position in Deontai Williams (6-1, 185, Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian) who was the first commit of the class.
Williams is solid to Florida but is still listening to Georgia and others and plans to take an official visit to Georgia. Williams is a solid, hard hitting safety that has good ball skills.
The Gators have several top targets on the board and here are a few guys that could fill the last spot at the safety position.
Safety Jamal Peters (6-3, 200, Bassfield, MS High) visited Florida in June but that didn’t do enough for Florida to make the cut for Peters. Peters says that he’s still hearing and listening to Florida but Mississippi State and Ole Miss are considered the top schools for him.
Safety DaVante Davis (6-2, 188, Miami, FL Booker T. Washington) picked up a Florida offer in June and he liked what he saw from the Gators during his visit to camp. Davis doesn’t talk much, so it’s hard to get a read on him but people close to him tell GC that Florida is definitely in the mix. Prediction for me is if Florida doesn’t land Jaquan Johnson then they will push hard for Davis.
Safety Jaquan Johnson (5-10, 172, Miami, FL Killian) is a top target for Travaris Robinson and right now Florida and Miami are his co-leaders with Miami considered to have the upper hand at the moment. Johnson has said he will visit Florida in July but a date wasn’t known at the time. Prediction for me is that Johnson lands at Florida.
Look ahead to 2016
Florida has only offered one prospect in the Class of 2016 — and he’s a good one — but the Gators will certainly be offering more prospects at the safety position soon.
Safety Romeo Finley (6-0, 196, Niceville, FL High) picked up a Florida offer during the spring and he says he will visit Florida either in July or in the fall and he likes the Gators a lot early on.