The Florida Gators officially start football camp on Friday when Jim McElwain and his assistant coaches will hold an offensive line/defensive line camp and 7-on-7 camp on Friday.
Florida will start regular skill camps on Saturday and those will continue through the next two weeks as the Gators coaching staff try to get as many prospects on campus as they can this summer.
GatorCountry.com has been gathering a visitor’s list over the week and here’s who we have confirmed as visiting Florida this weekend.
Florida will also host one official visitor this weekend, as a rare Summer visitor will come in.
JUCO offensive lineman Quinn Mittermeier (6-5, 285, Butler Community College) will be taking an official visit to Florida on Sunday as he’s looking to enroll at a school this summer as a 2015 prospect. Mittermeier hasn’t named a leader yet but Florida appears to be the school to beat right now.
Florida will host six commits this weekend on campus for the first camp and those prospects are receivers Rick Wells, Josh Hammond and Isaiah Johnson, running back La’Mical Perine, cornerback Chauncey Gardner defensive end Jaquan Bailey.
This will be Perine and Hammond’s first visit to Florida since they committed last Friday and Thursday, respectively. They along with the other commits will be helping the Gators coaching staff recruit other prospects.
Offensive lineman Marcus Tatum (6-6, 255, Daytona Beach, FL Mainland) will visit Florida on Friday night for the offensive line camp. Tatum likes Florida and Auburn a lot right now and plans to make a decision sometime this summer. The Gators are in desperate need of the big man from Daytona Beach.
Defensive lineman Darius Whitfield (6-3, 265, Mobile, AL St. Paul’s) will be making the trip to Gainesville with his best friend Perine on Saturday. Whitfield likes Florida a lot but says he will takes his recruitment until signing day.
Receiver Cavin Ridley (6-1, 190, Deerfield, FL High) is another big time player that will be in Gainesville on Saturday and the Gators are the team to beat for the big play receiver.
Cornerback JayVaughn Myers (6-1, 175, Dade City, FL Pasco) was on campus at Florida on Thursday and he will return to Gainesville on Saturday with his 7-on-7 team this weekend.
Kicker Ricky Aguayo (6-2, 192, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) is camping at Florida on Sunday and he’s looking for an offer from the Gators this weekend. The Nole legacy will be in Tallahassee on Saturday but the kicker says he’s open to everyone.
Another prospect that will visit Florida on Sunday is defensive end Mykelle McDaniel (6-4, 250, Loganville, GA Grayson), who likes Florida a lot, but is far from narrowing down his list right now but he’s a prospect that Florida is trying to land.
The biggest name 2017 prospect that will be on campus this weekend is quarterback Hunter Johnson (6-2, 187, Brownsburg, IN High) who will be visiting the Gators on Saturday and will camp for the Gators’ coaching staff on Sunday. Johnson is a big time quarterback who is looking for a Florida offer.
Receiver Jerry Juedy (6-1, 170, Deerfield, FL High) will be visiting with his good friend Ridley on Saturday. Jeudy is considered to be one of the best receivers for 2017.
Former Gators receiver Aubrey Hill will send two of his top 2017 prospects to Gainesville this weekend. Receiver Kevaughn Dingle (6-1, 185, Miami, FL Carol City) and linebacker Deandre Wilder (6-2, 196, Miami, FL Carol City) who are both looking for Florida offers.
Defensive back Quran Hafiz (6-0, 167, Jacksonville, FL Robert E. Lee) will also camp this weekend looking for a Florida.