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National Signing Day 2012 is upon us, and Gator Country is here to bring you all the action as it unfolds. Here’s the updated list of Florida’s 2012 signing class, with complete bios for all the recruits that GatorCountry.com has confirmed have sent in national letters of intent to the Gators.

You can find each player’s rank in the GatorCountry.com 2012 composite recruiting rankings, height, weight, 40-yard dash time, hometown, high school and an overview of how the player is expected to fit in at Florida. Next to each recruit’s name is the time GatorCountry.com confirmed Florida received their national letter of intent.

This page will be updated throughout the day as more LOIs roll into the Florida football offices. You can also follow our live national signing day coverage, which includes a running timeline of the day’s events, schedules for the announcement times of recruits considering Florida and GatorCountry.com’s own schedule of live coverage for national signing day, which includes four hours of live video and much, much more!

By: THOMAS GOLDKAMP and JUSTIN WELLS

Remember that you will need to refresh this page often!

Florida Gators Football – 2012 Signing Class
OT – D.J. Humphries – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 3 6-6 271 4.89 Charlotte, NC Mallard Creek
Overview: Humphries is the top-rated prospect in Florida’s 2012 signing class, ranking No. 3 in the GatorCountry.com composite rankings. He is widely considered the most technically advanced offensive lineman in the 2012 class. Though he will need to add more size before he’s ready to contribute at Florida, his footwork is outstanding. As an early enrollee, he stands a good chance of playing as a true freshman on the offensive line next season. He did not allow a sack in his four years of high school football.
OG – Jessamen Dunker – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 59 6-4 320 5.1 Boynton Beach, FL Boynton Beach
Overview: Dunker was one of the top-rated offensive linemen in the country, and he was one of the top performers in this year’s Under Armour All-American Game. He has excellent size and good athleticism and has been praised for his footwork. He does a good job staying in front of his man on the interior of the line. He has the size to play tackle, and he has done so in the past at Florida. He’s an early enrollee, and he’ll have a chance to play as a freshman at guard for the Gators.
CB – Willie Bailey – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-1 167 4.42 Hallandale, FL Hallandale
Overview: Bailey is an extremely lengthy defensive back who may actually be better suited to play safety than cornerback. He has great instincts when the ball is in the air, and his length and closing speed allow him to get to a lot of balls for breakups. He will need to improve his footwork and hip movement if he hopes to play cornerback in college. He will need to pack on some weight. Bailey will probably take time to develop before seeing the field, despite arriving as an early enrollee.
LB – Antonio Morrison – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 320 6-1 209 4.68 Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook
Overview: Morrison has excellent size for a linebacker coming out of high school, and he’s got the frame to bulk up significantly before playing at Florida. He has the type of size you envision in a middle linebacker in Will Muschamp’s defense. With the depth chart solid but not particularly deep, Morrison will have a chance to get on the field early. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in Illinois, and he enrolled at Florida in January, which will give him a chance to bulk up and learn the playbook.
DT – Damien Jacobs – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 310 4.9 Houma, LA East Mississippi CC
Overview: Jacobs has great size and as a junior college player could be in line to play early for the Gators. He will likely play the nose tackle position for the Gators, where Florida needs some bigger bodies. Jacobs recorded 47 tackles and two sacks in this season for East Mississippi Community College. Jacobs and his teammates finished 12-0 and were crowned NJCAA National Champions. He was an early enrollee, which gives him a leg up on some of the other newcomers along the defensive line.
WR – Latroy Pittman – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 335 6-0 195 4.5 Citra, FL North Marion
Overview: Pittman was a two-way star in high school at North Marion, playing both wide receiver and safety. He scored 10 touchdowns during his senior season. He has good size for the position, but his lack of top-end speed makes him a better fit as a possession receiver than a game-breaker. Pittman will probably need a little time to develop more as strictly a wide receiver before he’s ready to play, so don’t necessarily expect a huge contribution in his first season. He was an early enrollee, which helps.
DE – Alex McCalister – 7:15 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-6 223 4.71 Clemmons, NC Forsyth
Overview: McCalister was a late addition to Florida’s class, and while he certainly has the frame and athleticism to become a future star on the defensive line, he looks like a player who will take some time to develop. McCalister has great length and reach, but he will need to bulk up significantly before he is ready to play. His length, reach and speed make him a similar prospect to former Florida defensive end Lynden Trail, who redshirted as a true freshman at Florida.
DE – Bryan Cox Jr. – 7:18 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 247 4.96 Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
Overview: Cox Jr. is the son of former NFL linebacker Bryan Cox, long known as an aggressive, physical hitter. Cox has good size already, and with his athleticism, he is expected to play the Buck position for the Gators. He still has the frame to add more size, which will give him the potential to become a powerful player along the defensive line. Cox is a little more under the radar than some of the other linemen in the class, but with his bloodlines, he certainly has the potential to contribute early.
TE – Kent Taylor – 7:21 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 81 6-5 225 4.5 Land O’Lakes, FL Land O’Lakes
Overview: Taylor was one of the key targets in the 2012 recruiting class. He is a rangy target as a pass-catching tight end, but he certainly has the frame to bulk up considerably if that’s what the Florida coaches want him to do. Due to his stature and receiving ability, Taylor will probably fill a similar role as Jordan Reed. He won’t be asked to line up much as an in-line blocker, but his upside in the passing game is enormous. Taylor accounted for 480 yards and five touchdowns this year for Land O’Lakes.
S – Marcus Maye – 7:38 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 113 5-11 200 4.5 Melbourne, FL Holy Trinity
Overview: Maye has excellent size for a safety, and there’s the potential he could move to outside linebacker if he bulks up more after arriving at Florida. He played outside linebacker in the Under Armour All-American Game and looked incredibly good playing near the line of scrimmage. He is a very physical player for a defensive back, with good tackling technique. He doesn’t have elite speed for a safety, but he makes good decisions and takes good angles. He’s definitely a candidate to play early.
DT – Dante Phillips – 7:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 169 6-6 270 4.9 Venice, FL Venice
Overview: Phillips is an intriguing prospect as a linemen. He played on both sides of the ball in high school, and it’s not yet clear what his position will be at Florida. With Florida’s current numbers on the defensive line, there’s a strong probability he starts there. However, with good length and athleticism, he may ultimately end up playing tackle for the Gators. He is still fairly lean and will need to grow into his frame more before he’s ready to contribute. Will probably take at least a year to develop.
TE – Colin Thompson – 7:56 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 140 6-4 252 4.79 Warminster, PA Archbishop Wood
Overview: Thompson is a massive target at tight end, but he will be counted on immediately as an in-line blocker at the tight end position. His size is a huge bonus for Florida in running two tight end sets and the Power-I, which is one of the main reasons the Gators recruited him. The athletic prospect helped lead his team to a state title in Pennsylvania this year and had 178 yards receiving. He will likely see time at tight end as a true freshman due to Florida’s lack of in-line blockers with his size and strength.
CB – Brian Poole Jr. – 8:06 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 58 5-10 202 4.39 Bradenton, FL Southeast
Overview: Poole Jr. is one of the top cornerbacks in the country. As an Under Armour All-American, he stole the show with a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown. He will have a chance to play as a true freshman cornerback for the Gators in a position that has become loaded with talent. He will likely see some time at nickelback as a true freshman. During his senior season at Southeast, he accounted for nine touchdowns while playing both cornerback and running back for Southeast.
K – Austin Hardin – 8:31 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 5-10 204 4.42 Atlanta, GA Marist
Overview: Hardin is widely regarded as one of the top kickers in the nation. He has extraordinary leg strength on both kickoffs and field goals, reminding us a lot of Caleb Sturgis when he came out of high school. He had some issues with the holder in the Under Armour All-American Game, resulting in a poor performance. However, while his consistency will need improvement like most kickers, that performance was not representative of his ability. Could take over kickoff duties from Day 1.
DE – Jonathan Bullard – 8:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 13 6-3 263 4.6 Shelby, NC Crest
Overview: Bullard is one of the top prospects in the nation as a great pass-rushing defensive end. He’s the top rated signee in Florida’s recruiting class on the defensive side of the ball, and he’ll almost certainly get playing time as a true freshman. Bullard has excellent size and still has the frame to bulk up more. He’s got a great first step and is powerful exploding through blockers into the backfield. He had a game-high two tackles for a loss in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
S – Rhaheim Ledbetter – 8:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 278 5-11 195 4.53 Boiling Springs, NC Crest
Overview: Ledbetter is a strongly built, hard-hitting safety. He has a great nose for the ball and always seems to seek out contact and deliver the blow, rather than vice versa. He is excellent in run support as a safety and spends a lot of time near the line of scrimmage. His speed is good for the safety position, and while he could still use a little work in coverage, he’s a very well-rounded player as a whole. His game is similar to Florida safety Matt Elam, and he could see time early on special teams.
LB – Jeremi Powell – 9:06 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 217 6-1 193 4.45 Largo, FL Pinellas Park
Overview: Powell has excellent speed at linebacker and has the frame to add some weight when he gets some college. He’ll likely play on the outside, where he can use his speed to make plays on the edge. Powell is disruptive off the edge on defense. He played both ways in high school, so his coverage skills are above average for a linebacker. He was instrumental in leading Pinellas Park to the playoffs for the first time since 2001 with his play on both sides.
DT – Jafar Mann – 9:53 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 293 4.9 Stone Mountain, GA Stephenson
Overview: Mann was one of four major prospects from Stephenson the Gators targeted early in the recruiting process, and he remained firmly committed to Florida despite one-time Gators commit and teammate Mike Davis reneging on his verbal pledge to Florida. He is still a raw prospect, and will likely need some time to develop. Mann has begun to meet his goal to gain weight before arriving at Florida, having successfully added 20 pounds of muscle since the spring.
WR – Raphael Andrades – 9:59 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-0 190 4.5 Tallahassee, FL Lincoln
Overview: Adrades was a National Signing Day surprise for the Gators, and was clearly a smart decision for the UF staff at receiver. He picked Florida over reported scholarship offers from Arkansas, Florida International, Illinois, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Stanford and Vanderbilt.
DE – Quinteze Williams – 10:10 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 328 6-5 255 4.8 Tyrone, GA Sandy Creek
Overview: Williams is an intriguing prospect with great size for the defensive line. He is a very big defensive end who could ultimately end up sliding inside to defensive tackle at Florida depending on how much more weight he adds. He’s got good athleticism but tends to make more plays by holding the line than exploding through it. He accounted for 12.5 tackles for loss this year for Sandy Creek. He is an early enrollee, and how much weight he is able to add before spring could determine where he plays.
QB – Skyler Mornhinweg – 10:10 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 190 4.68 Philadelphia, PA St. Joseph Prep
Overview: Mornhinweg is the son of Marty Mornhinweg, the current offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. As a coach’s son, he shows good knowledge of the passing game. He doesn’t have elite arm strength, but he has good height and seems to go through his progressions fairly quickly with a quick release. His addition will give Florida a solid backup quarterback in the event something happens to Jeff Driskel or Jacoby Brissett. He will likely get time to develop in Brent Pease’s system before contributing.
DE – Dante Fowler Jr. – 10:26 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 36 6-3 261 4.65 St. Petersburg, FL Lakewood
Overview: Fowler is a good defensive end prospect with solid size and some room to go. He is primarily a pass-rushing threat, with a pretty good burst off the line and good use of his hands to get by defenders. The biggest knock on Fowler is his consistency. He seems to make big plays and then disappear for stretches during games. If he can become more consistent, he has the potential to be an all-conference caliber player. Certainly a candidate to get some early playing time at Florida.
RB – Matt Jones – 12:38 p.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 159 6-2 213 4.47 Seffner, FL Armwood
Overview: Jones has great size with the ability to become a real power running back for Florida. However, he currently isn’t what you envision a guy his size being as a running back. He doesn’t run with as much power as his frame would suggest, and at times he runs a little too upright. With a little strength and pad level work, he has the opportunity to be an every-down back for Florida. Even if he isn’t ready start on Day 1 for the Gators, Jones figures to play some as a true freshman in a fairly shallow running back rotation.

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GatorCountry.com thanks our national signing day sponsors, The Master’s Lawn Care and Gator Tailgating, for supporting our “Drive to 85″ coverage all day long.

National Signing Day 2012 is upon us, and Gator Country is here to bring you all the action as it unfolds. Here’s the updated list of Florida’s 2012 signing class, with complete bios for all the recruits that GatorCountry.com has confirmed have sent in national letters of intent to the Gators.

You can find each player’s rank in the GatorCountry.com 2012 composite recruiting rankings, height, weight, 40-yard dash time, hometown, high school and an overview of how the player is expected to fit in at Florida. Next to each recruit’s name is the time GatorCountry.com confirmed Florida received their national letter of intent.

This page will be updated throughout the day as more LOIs roll into the Florida football offices. You can also follow our live national signing day coverage, which includes a running timeline of the day’s events, schedules for the announcement times of recruits considering Florida and GatorCountry.com’s own schedule of live coverage for national signing day, which includes four hours of live video and much, much more!

By: THOMAS GOLDKAMP and JUSTIN WELLS

Remember that you will need to refresh this page often!

Florida Gators Football – 2012 Signing Class
OT – D.J. Humphries – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 3 6-6 271 4.89 Charlotte, NC Mallard Creek
Overview: Humphries is the top-rated prospect in Florida’s 2012 signing class, ranking No. 3 in the GatorCountry.com composite rankings. He is widely considered the most technically advanced offensive lineman in the 2012 class. Though he will need to add more size before he’s ready to contribute at Florida, his footwork is outstanding. As an early enrollee, he stands a good chance of playing as a true freshman on the offensive line next season. He did not allow a sack in his four years of high school football.
OG – Jessamen Dunker – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 59 6-4 320 5.1 Boynton Beach, FL Boynton Beach
Overview: Dunker was one of the top-rated offensive linemen in the country, and he was one of the top performers in this year’s Under Armour All-American Game. He has excellent size and good athleticism and has been praised for his footwork. He does a good job staying in front of his man on the interior of the line. He has the size to play tackle, and he has done so in the past at Florida. He’s an early enrollee, and he’ll have a chance to play as a freshman at guard for the Gators.
CB – Willie Bailey – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-1 167 4.42 Hallandale, FL Hallandale
Overview: Bailey is an extremely lengthy defensive back who may actually be better suited to play safety than cornerback. He has great instincts when the ball is in the air, and his length and closing speed allow him to get to a lot of balls for breakups. He will need to improve his footwork and hip movement if he hopes to play cornerback in college. He will need to pack on some weight. Bailey will probably take time to develop before seeing the field, despite arriving as an early enrollee.
LB – Antonio Morrison – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 320 6-1 209 4.68 Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook
Overview: Morrison has excellent size for a linebacker coming out of high school, and he’s got the frame to bulk up significantly before playing at Florida. He has the type of size you envision in a middle linebacker in Will Muschamp’s defense. With the depth chart solid but not particularly deep, Morrison will have a chance to get on the field early. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in Illinois, and he enrolled at Florida in January, which will give him a chance to bulk up and learn the playbook.
DT – Damien Jacobs – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 310 4.9 Houma, LA East Mississippi CC
Overview: Jacobs has great size and as a junior college player could be in line to play early for the Gators. He will likely play the nose tackle position for the Gators, where Florida needs some bigger bodies. Jacobs recorded 47 tackles and two sacks in this season for East Mississippi Community College. Jacobs and his teammates finished 12-0 and were crowned NJCAA National Champions. He was an early enrollee, which gives him a leg up on some of the other newcomers along the defensive line.
WR – Latroy Pittman – Early Enrollee
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 335 6-0 195 4.5 Citra, FL North Marion
Overview: Pittman was a two-way star in high school at North Marion, playing both wide receiver and safety. He scored 10 touchdowns during his senior season. He has good size for the position, but his lack of top-end speed makes him a better fit as a possession receiver than a game-breaker. Pittman will probably need a little time to develop more as strictly a wide receiver before he’s ready to play, so don’t necessarily expect a huge contribution in his first season. He was an early enrollee, which helps.
DE – Alex McCalister – 7:15 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-6 223 4.71 Clemmons, NC Forsyth
Overview: McCalister was a late addition to Florida’s class, and while he certainly has the frame and athleticism to become a future star on the defensive line, he looks like a player who will take some time to develop. McCalister has great length and reach, but he will need to bulk up significantly before he is ready to play. His length, reach and speed make him a similar prospect to former Florida defensive end Lynden Trail, who redshirted as a true freshman at Florida.
DE – Bryan Cox Jr. – 7:18 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 247 4.96 Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
Overview: Cox Jr. is the son of former NFL linebacker Bryan Cox, long known as an aggressive, physical hitter. Cox has good size already, and with his athleticism, he is expected to play the Buck position for the Gators. He still has the frame to add more size, which will give him the potential to become a powerful player along the defensive line. Cox is a little more under the radar than some of the other linemen in the class, but with his bloodlines, he certainly has the potential to contribute early.
TE – Kent Taylor – 7:21 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 81 6-5 225 4.5 Land O’Lakes, FL Land O’Lakes
Overview: Taylor was one of the key targets in the 2012 recruiting class. He is a rangy target as a pass-catching tight end, but he certainly has the frame to bulk up considerably if that’s what the Florida coaches want him to do. Due to his stature and receiving ability, Taylor will probably fill a similar role as Jordan Reed. He won’t be asked to line up much as an in-line blocker, but his upside in the passing game is enormous. Taylor accounted for 480 yards and five touchdowns this year for Land O’Lakes.
S – Marcus Maye – 7:38 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 113 5-11 200 4.5 Melbourne, FL Holy Trinity
Overview: Maye has excellent size for a safety, and there’s the potential he could move to outside linebacker if he bulks up more after arriving at Florida. He played outside linebacker in the Under Armour All-American Game and looked incredibly good playing near the line of scrimmage. He is a very physical player for a defensive back, with good tackling technique. He doesn’t have elite speed for a safety, but he makes good decisions and takes good angles. He’s definitely a candidate to play early.
DT – Dante Phillips – 7:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 169 6-6 270 4.9 Venice, FL Venice
Overview: Phillips is an intriguing prospect as a linemen. He played on both sides of the ball in high school, and it’s not yet clear what his position will be at Florida. With Florida’s current numbers on the defensive line, there’s a strong probability he starts there. However, with good length and athleticism, he may ultimately end up playing tackle for the Gators. He is still fairly lean and will need to grow into his frame more before he’s ready to contribute. Will probably take at least a year to develop.
TE – Colin Thompson – 7:56 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 140 6-4 252 4.79 Warminster, PA Archbishop Wood
Overview: Thompson is a massive target at tight end, but he will be counted on immediately as an in-line blocker at the tight end position. His size is a huge bonus for Florida in running two tight end sets and the Power-I, which is one of the main reasons the Gators recruited him. The athletic prospect helped lead his team to a state title in Pennsylvania this year and had 178 yards receiving. He will likely see time at tight end as a true freshman due to Florida’s lack of in-line blockers with his size and strength.
CB – Brian Poole Jr. – 8:06 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 58 5-10 202 4.39 Bradenton, FL Southeast
Overview: Poole Jr. is one of the top cornerbacks in the country. As an Under Armour All-American, he stole the show with a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown. He will have a chance to play as a true freshman cornerback for the Gators in a position that has become loaded with talent. He will likely see some time at nickelback as a true freshman. During his senior season at Southeast, he accounted for nine touchdowns while playing both cornerback and running back for Southeast.
K – Austin Hardin – 8:31 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 5-10 204 4.42 Atlanta, GA Marist
Overview: Hardin is widely regarded as one of the top kickers in the nation. He has extraordinary leg strength on both kickoffs and field goals, reminding us a lot of Caleb Sturgis when he came out of high school. He had some issues with the holder in the Under Armour All-American Game, resulting in a poor performance. However, while his consistency will need improvement like most kickers, that performance was not representative of his ability. Could take over kickoff duties from Day 1.
DE – Jonathan Bullard – 8:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 13 6-3 263 4.6 Shelby, NC Crest
Overview: Bullard is one of the top prospects in the nation as a great pass-rushing defensive end. He’s the top rated signee in Florida’s recruiting class on the defensive side of the ball, and he’ll almost certainly get playing time as a true freshman. Bullard has excellent size and still has the frame to bulk up more. He’s got a great first step and is powerful exploding through blockers into the backfield. He had a game-high two tackles for a loss in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
S – Rhaheim Ledbetter – 8:42 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 278 5-11 195 4.53 Boiling Springs, NC Crest
Overview: Ledbetter is a strongly built, hard-hitting safety. He has a great nose for the ball and always seems to seek out contact and deliver the blow, rather than vice versa. He is excellent in run support as a safety and spends a lot of time near the line of scrimmage. His speed is good for the safety position, and while he could still use a little work in coverage, he’s a very well-rounded player as a whole. His game is similar to Florida safety Matt Elam, and he could see time early on special teams.
LB – Jeremi Powell – 9:06 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 217 6-1 193 4.45 Largo, FL Pinellas Park
Overview: Powell has excellent speed at linebacker and has the frame to add some weight when he gets some college. He’ll likely play on the outside, where he can use his speed to make plays on the edge. Powell is disruptive off the edge on defense. He played both ways in high school, so his coverage skills are above average for a linebacker. He was instrumental in leading Pinellas Park to the playoffs for the first time since 2001 with his play on both sides.
DT – Jafar Mann – 9:53 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 293 4.9 Stone Mountain, GA Stephenson
Overview: Mann was one of four major prospects from Stephenson the Gators targeted early in the recruiting process, and he remained firmly committed to Florida despite one-time Gators commit and teammate Mike Davis reneging on his verbal pledge to Florida. He is still a raw prospect, and will likely need some time to develop. Mann has begun to meet his goal to gain weight before arriving at Florida, having successfully added 20 pounds of muscle since the spring.
WR – Raphael Andrades – 9:59 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-0 190 4.5 Tallahassee, FL Lincoln
Overview: Adrades was a National Signing Day surprise for the Gators, and was clearly a smart decision for the UF staff at receiver. He picked Florida over reported scholarship offers from Arkansas, Florida International, Illinois, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Stanford and Vanderbilt.
DE – Quinteze Williams – 10:10 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 328 6-5 255 4.8 Tyrone, GA Sandy Creek
Overview: Williams is an intriguing prospect with great size for the defensive line. He is a very big defensive end who could ultimately end up sliding inside to defensive tackle at Florida depending on how much more weight he adds. He’s got good athleticism but tends to make more plays by holding the line than exploding through it. He accounted for 12.5 tackles for loss this year for Sandy Creek. He is an early enrollee, and how much weight he is able to add before spring could determine where he plays.
QB – Skyler Mornhinweg – 10:10 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
NR 6-3 190 4.68 Philadelphia, PA St. Joseph Prep
Overview: Mornhinweg is the son of Marty Mornhinweg, the current offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. As a coach’s son, he shows good knowledge of the passing game. He doesn’t have elite arm strength, but he has good height and seems to go through his progressions fairly quickly with a quick release. His addition will give Florida a solid backup quarterback in the event something happens to Jeff Driskel or Jacoby Brissett. He will likely get time to develop in Brent Pease’s system before contributing.
DE – Dante Fowler Jr. – 10:26 a.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 36 6-3 261 4.65 St. Petersburg, FL Lakewood
Overview: Fowler is a good defensive end prospect with solid size and some room to go. He is primarily a pass-rushing threat, with a pretty good burst off the line and good use of his hands to get by defenders. The biggest knock on Fowler is his consistency. He seems to make big plays and then disappear for stretches during games. If he can become more consistent, he has the potential to be an all-conference caliber player. Certainly a candidate to get some early playing time at Florida.
RB – Matt Jones – 12:38 p.m.
Rank HT WT 40 Hometown School
No. 159 6-2 213 4.47 Seffner, FL Armwood
Overview: Jones has great size with the ability to become a real power running back for Florida. However, he currently isn’t what you envision a guy his size being as a running back. He doesn’t run with as much power as his frame would suggest, and at times he runs a little too upright. With a little strength and pad level work, he has the opportunity to be an every-down back for Florida. Even if he isn’t ready start on Day 1 for the Gators, Jones figures to play some as a true freshman in a fairly shallow running back rotation.

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