Previewing the Florida Gators Next Level QB camp

The Florida Gators will host its first annual Next Level quarterback camp under Jim McElwain this weekend, an event that features some of the best quarterback coaches in America working with big name quarterbacks from all classes.

The event starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday morning, players will have several practices in the mornings and evenings, plus have meetings with the coaching staff to review practice film.

Leading the coaching staff for the camp will be Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Quarterback coach guru George Whitfield, quarterback coach Quincy Avery, Quarterback Country’s David Morris, quarterback coach Lavelle Durant, quarterback coach Eric Kresser, quarterback coach Tony Ballard and former NFL quarterback Charlie Frye will also be working the camp.

This event is a good chance for the Gators to get several underclassmen prospects on campus in order for the coaching staff to get more familiar with them.

Headlining the quarterbacks participating in the camp is Florida Gators quarterback commit Jake Allen, who works out personally with Kresser. Allen has led the Gators recruiting efforts off the field and has been a leader of the 2017 class.

Here are the rest of the quarterbacks scheduled to participate in the event this weekend.

2018 QB Zack Annexsted (6-3, 199, Bradenton, FL. IMG Academy)- who picked up his first offers this spring. Southern Miss and Western Kentucky offered.

2018 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson (6-2, 190, Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman)- would be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 class if he wasn’t playing behind Ohio State commit Tate Martell. Thompson-Robinson should be a top rated quarterback next year. So far he has offers from big schools like Michigan and UCLA.

2018 QB James Foster (6-3, 199, Montgomery, AL. Sidney Ladnier)- is committed to North Carolina but is keeping his options open. Foster picked up his first SEC offer from South Carolina this spring.

2018 QB Artur Sitkowski (6-5, 205, Old Bridge, NJ High)- has offers from Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers and many more but is looking for an offer from the Gators. Sitkowski could be one of the guys who gets an offer.

2018 QB Emory Jones (6-4, 179, Franklin, GA Heard County)- has offers from most SEC schools including the Florida Gators. Jones is said to be high on Florida, Clemson and Tennessee heading into his junior year.

2018 QB Cade Fortin (6-2, 195, Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett)- has 13 scholarship offers including one from Texas A&M. The Georgia prospect is looking for a Gators offer.

2018 QB Swift Lyle (6-2, 185, Mobile, AL. St. Paul’s)- missed a lot of his sophomore season due to injury but many people around him believe Lyle has talent to become a big name quarterback. Lyle worked out for the Gators in Pensacola at the Florida satellite camp.

2018 QB Michael Penix Jr. (6-2, 177, Tampa, FL Tech)- picked up an offer from Tennessee this offseason. Penix is teammates with current receivers commit Daquon Green.

2018 QB Casey Thompson (6-1, 176, Moore, OK. Southmoore)- has offers from Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma among many more. Thompson has a big arm and athletic ability.

2018 QB Allen Walters (6-1, 203, Highstown, NJ. The Peddle School)- has offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Arkansas among many others. Walters has had interest in the Gators since Doug Nussmeier arrived in Gainesville.

2019 QB Michael Johnson Jr. (6-2 175, Sunnyvale, CA. Kings Academy)- has offers from California, Florida State and Mississippi State already. Johnson is going to be one of the top prospects in his class.

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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.