Recruiting Notebook

It’s another big week in GatorCountry as Will Muschamp’s football camp is still ongoing and prospects continue to visit.

Many prospects are beginning to narrow down their list of schools and in this recruiting notebook we will get you updated on what’s happening with the newest recruits.

Prospects visiting Florida:

On Wednesday Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School offensive lineman David Sharpe made an unexpected visit to Florida for an unofficial visit.

Derby (Ks.) High tight end Deandre Goolsby will make his way to Gainesville on Thursday for his first visit to Florida. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Goolsby isn’t expected to participate in camp.

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley will also make his way to Gainesville on Thursday but much like Goolsby, isn’t expected to participate in camp.

On Friday the Gators are expected to host Norcross (Ga.) High defensive end Lorenzo Carter for his first visit to Gainesville.

Gardena (Ca.) Junipero Serra linebacker Dwight Williams set his official visit to Florida for the Florida State game.

Prospects narrowing things down:

Woodbridge (Va.) Senior defensive end Da’Shawn Hand made big news on Wednesday when he narrowed down his list to Florida, Michigan and Alabama in no order and eliminated Virginia Tech who many thought lead for Hand.

Lewisville (Tx.) Hebron safety Jamal Adams also made big news on Wednesday as he narrowed his choices to a top six. Those six are in order Texas A&M, Texas, Notre Dame, Florida, Ole Miss and Ohio State. Adams will visit Florida this weekend.

Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara offensive lineman Damian Prince cut his list of schools to a top 10 on Tuesday night. Here are the ten teams still in contention for the 6-foot-5, 292-pound Prince: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers , South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy offensive lineman Denzel Ward also made a cut to his list of schools and he now claims a top four in order. The four schools are Florida, Purdue, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Scooba (Ms.) East Mississippi defensive lineman Jarran Reed released his top 10 this week and they are Florida State, Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, USF and Florida.

Prospects heading to All Star games:

2015 Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake receiver George Campbell accepted an invite to the Under Armour All-American game in 2015.

2015 Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Sherrod Pittman also accepted an invite to the Under Armour All-American game in 2015.

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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.