Big weekend for Gators recruiting

The last few weekends have been slow for Florida with only a handful of visiting recruits have been on campus.

That will all change this weekend with close to 75 known prospects will be in Gainesville for Saturday’s spring game.

Out of those prospects, the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 as well as several of Florida’s 2012 signees will be in attendance. A total of 10 of the Gators 11 verbal commitments are expected to make the game.

A number of those prospects will be on campus looking for a scholarship offer from the Gators, but many of Florida’s top targets who already have an offer in hand are planning be at the game as well.

The following prospects are expected to be on campus Friday:

Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood quarterback Cooper Bateman

Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder

Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King offensive lineman Josh Outlaw will stay for the spring game

Orlando (Fla.) Jones receiver Levonte Whitfield

These prospects will be at the spring game:

2012 signees

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Raphael Andrades

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Bryan Cox Jr.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood defensive end Dante Fowler Jr.

Atlanta (Ga.) Marist kicker Austin Hardin

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood running back Matt Jones

Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity safety Marcus Maye

Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth defensive end Alex McCalister

Venice (Fla.) Venice defensive tackle Dante Phillips

Bradenton (Fla.) Southeast cornerback Brian Poole

Largo (Fla.) Pinellas Park linebacker Jeremi Powell

Land O’Lakes, Fla., tight end Kent Taylor

Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek defensive end Quinteze Williams

2013 commitments

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood receiver Rodney Adams

Crescent City, Fla., defensive tackle Caleb Brantley

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker James Hearns

Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage offensive lineman Rod Johnson

Crestview, Fla., linebacker Dillan Lawson

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian

Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter safety Keanu Neal

Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland linebacker Quinton Powell

Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor

Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington

2013 targets

Immokalee, Fla., safety Mackenro Alexander

Ashburn (Va.) Stone Bridge defensive end Jonathan Allen

Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna cornerback Adrian Baker

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep cornerback Tre Bell

Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Bay Tech receiver Richard Benjamin

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Joey Bosa

Alpharetta, Ga., receiver Carlos Burse

Buford, Ga., offensive lineman Josh Cardiello

Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian athlete Marcus Clark

Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease offensive lineman Lucas Crowley

Avon, In., defensive end Elijah Daniel

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Reggie Davis

Canton, Mich., offensive lineman Cameron Dillard

Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny receiver Ahmad Fulwood

Hope Mills (N.C.) South View defensive tackle Greg Gilmore

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic running back Ryan Green

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips safety Marcell Harris

Columbus (Ga.) Carver cornerback Marqui Hawkins

Ocala (Fla.) St. John Lutheran cornerback Damonte Jones

Ocala (Fla.) St. John Lutheran cornerback Jamonte Jones

Milton, Fla., receiver Isaiah Jones

Gainesville, Fla., linebacker Keith Kelsey Jr.

Deland, Fla., running back JoJo Kemp

Carmel, In. linebacker John Kenny

Tampa (Fla.) Plant offensive lineman Richy Klepal

St. Louis (Missouri) Mary Inst Country Day offensive lineman Jack Kurzu

Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton defensive end Carl Lawson

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood safety Leon McQuay III

Guyton (Ga.) South Effingham running back Josh Mercer

Orange Park (Fla.) Ridgeview offensive lineman Ramsey Meyers

Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield quarterback Connor Mitch

Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher quarterback Evan Orth

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback John O’Korn

Suwannee (Ga.) Collins Hill defensive tackle Chris Palmer

Plant City, Fla., defensive tackle Devyn Salmon

Eustis, Fla., running back Jeremiah Sams

Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit

Gainesville, Fla., receiver Chris Thompson

Orlando (Fla.) Boone running back A.J. Turman

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defensive end Demarcus Walker

Citra (Fla.) North Marion cornerback Reggie Wilkerson

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Taj Williams

2014 targets

Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit linebacker Vincent Jackson

Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek receiver Demarre Kitt

Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Catholic offensive lineman Corey Martinez

Tampa (Fla.) Plant receiver Austin Roberts

2015 targets

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast quarterback DeAndre Johnson

Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick

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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.