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Written by Andrew Spivey, February 8, 2012, 0 Comments,
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EDITOR’S NOTES: The Sentinel’s list appears to rank the top college prospects, not the state’s top high school players. For example, Will Likely was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Florida, but is the Sentinel’s No. 42 prospect. Another thing to note that this is the Orlando Sentinel’s prospect rankings, and doesn’t reflect Gator Country’s nor UF’s opinions of how the prospects should be ranked.

On Wednesday the Orlando Sentinel released its Top 100 for the 2013 class in the state of Florida.

Several on the list have been targeted by Florida, including a have already given the Gators their verbal commitment.

• Lake City (Fla.) Columbia offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil sits atop the rankings. Tunsil has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia, among others.

• Tampa (Fla.) Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Jr. comes in at No. 2 on the list. Hargreaves told Gator Country’s Andrew Spivey two weeks ago that Florida and South Florida are his co-leaders.

• Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry is the third-ranked prospect in the Sentinel’s Top 100. Henry is verbally committed to Georgia, but has said he will look at Alabama and Florida this spring.

• Delray (Fla.) American Heritage running back Greg Bryant is the No. 4 prospect in the Top 100. Bryant has been offered a scholarship by Florida, among many others.

• Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips safety Marcell Harris is the No. 5 player on the list. Harris has offers from Florida, Florida State and Miami.

• Immokalee, (Fla.) cornerback MacKensie Alexander is the No. 8 prospect in the Top 100. Alexander is verbally committed to Tennessee but is looking at other schools including Florida.

• Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor is the No. 9 prospect in the Top 100. Taylor has a Top 2 of Alabama and Florida. Taylor will visit Florida for Junior Day on Feb. 18.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny receiver Ahmad Fulwood comes in at No. 10 on the list. Fulwood has a scholarship offer from the Gators, but did not include them in his early Top 5 that was recently reported.

• Seffner (Fla.) Armwood safety Leon McQuay III is the No. 13 prospect in the Top 100. McQuay III has an offer from Florida and has always said the Gators were in his top group of favorite schools.

• Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Bay Tech receiver Richard Benjamin is the 14th prospect in the Top 100. Benjamin has a Florida scholarship offer. Benjamin is Leon McQuay III’s cousin.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Reggie Davis comes in at No. 16. Davis has said Florida is his early leader.

• Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit is the 17th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Sherit does not currently have a Florida offer, but will visit UF on Junior Day.

• Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Joey Bosa is the No. 19 prospect in the Top 100. Bosa currently has a Florida offer, but Alabama is his early leader.

• Seffner (Fla.) Armwood receiver Alvin Bailey is the No. 20 in the Top 100. Bailey does not currently have a Florida offer but one could come when he attends junior day next weekend.

• Winter Haven, Fla., running back Adam Lane comes in at No. 22 on the list. Lane is verbally committed to Florida.

• St. Petersburg (Fla.) Tampa Catholic running back Ryan Green is the 26th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Green currently holds a Florida offer.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington is No. 29 in the Top 100. Washington has a Florida offer and will visit Gainesville for Junior Day next weekend.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker James Hearns is No. 30 in the Top 100. Hearns is committed to Florida.

• Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter safety Keanu Neal is No. 33 on the list. Neal picked up a Florida scholarship offer on Tuesday.

• Orlando (Fla.) Jones defensive end Devin Washington is the 36th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Washington has not received a Florida offer, but will visit for Junior Day on Feb. 18.

• Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central cornerback Will Likely is the No. 42 prospect in the Top 100. Likely was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida last year and has a scholarship offer from the Gators.

• Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast receiver Stacy Coley is the No. 43 prospect in the Top 100. Coley has said Florida was close to being his leader in the past.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian is No. 45 on the list. McMillian is verbally committed to Florida.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Taj Williams is the 46th ranked player in the top 100. Williams has a Florida offer and will visit for its Junior Day.

• Crescent City, Fla., defensive tackle Caleb Brantley is the 56th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Brantley is committed to Florida.

• South Fort Myers (Fla.) offensive lineman Joe Fennell come in at No. 68 on the list. Fennell has a Florida scholarship offer.

71.) St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood receiver Rodney Adams is the No. 71 prospect in the Top 100. Adams has a Florida offer and will visit them for their junior day.

To see the Orlando Sentinel’s full list of the Top 100, click here.

Andrew Spivey

About 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 Rivals.com, 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.

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EDITOR’S NOTES: The Sentinel’s list appears to rank the top college prospects, not the state’s top high school players. For example, Will Likely was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Florida, but is the Sentinel’s No. 42 prospect. Another thing to note that this is the Orlando Sentinel’s prospect rankings, and doesn’t reflect Gator Country’s nor UF’s opinions of how the prospects should be ranked.

On Wednesday the Orlando Sentinel released its Top 100 for the 2013 class in the state of Florida.

Several on the list have been targeted by Florida, including a have already given the Gators their verbal commitment.

• Lake City (Fla.) Columbia offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil sits atop the rankings. Tunsil has scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Georgia, among others.

• Tampa (Fla.) Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Jr. comes in at No. 2 on the list. Hargreaves told Gator Country’s Andrew Spivey two weeks ago that Florida and South Florida are his co-leaders.

• Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry is the third-ranked prospect in the Sentinel’s Top 100. Henry is verbally committed to Georgia, but has said he will look at Alabama and Florida this spring.

• Delray (Fla.) American Heritage running back Greg Bryant is the No. 4 prospect in the Top 100. Bryant has been offered a scholarship by Florida, among many others.

• Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips safety Marcell Harris is the No. 5 player on the list. Harris has offers from Florida, Florida State and Miami.

• Immokalee, (Fla.) cornerback MacKensie Alexander is the No. 8 prospect in the Top 100. Alexander is verbally committed to Tennessee but is looking at other schools including Florida.

• Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor is the No. 9 prospect in the Top 100. Taylor has a Top 2 of Alabama and Florida. Taylor will visit Florida for Junior Day on Feb. 18.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny receiver Ahmad Fulwood comes in at No. 10 on the list. Fulwood has a scholarship offer from the Gators, but did not include them in his early Top 5 that was recently reported.

• Seffner (Fla.) Armwood safety Leon McQuay III is the No. 13 prospect in the Top 100. McQuay III has an offer from Florida and has always said the Gators were in his top group of favorite schools.

• Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Bay Tech receiver Richard Benjamin is the 14th prospect in the Top 100. Benjamin has a Florida scholarship offer. Benjamin is Leon McQuay III’s cousin.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Reggie Davis comes in at No. 16. Davis has said Florida is his early leader.

• Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit is the 17th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Sherit does not currently have a Florida offer, but will visit UF on Junior Day.

• Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Joey Bosa is the No. 19 prospect in the Top 100. Bosa currently has a Florida offer, but Alabama is his early leader.

• Seffner (Fla.) Armwood receiver Alvin Bailey is the No. 20 in the Top 100. Bailey does not currently have a Florida offer but one could come when he attends junior day next weekend.

• Winter Haven, Fla., running back Adam Lane comes in at No. 22 on the list. Lane is verbally committed to Florida.

• St. Petersburg (Fla.) Tampa Catholic running back Ryan Green is the 26th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Green currently holds a Florida offer.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington is No. 29 in the Top 100. Washington has a Florida offer and will visit Gainesville for Junior Day next weekend.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker James Hearns is No. 30 in the Top 100. Hearns is committed to Florida.

• Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter safety Keanu Neal is No. 33 on the list. Neal picked up a Florida scholarship offer on Tuesday.

• Orlando (Fla.) Jones defensive end Devin Washington is the 36th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Washington has not received a Florida offer, but will visit for Junior Day on Feb. 18.

• Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central cornerback Will Likely is the No. 42 prospect in the Top 100. Likely was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida last year and has a scholarship offer from the Gators.

• Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast receiver Stacy Coley is the No. 43 prospect in the Top 100. Coley has said Florida was close to being his leader in the past.

• Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian is No. 45 on the list. McMillian is verbally committed to Florida.

• Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln receiver Taj Williams is the 46th ranked player in the top 100. Williams has a Florida offer and will visit for its Junior Day.

• Crescent City, Fla., defensive tackle Caleb Brantley is the 56th-ranked prospect in the Top 100. Brantley is committed to Florida.

• South Fort Myers (Fla.) offensive lineman Joe Fennell come in at No. 68 on the list. Fennell has a Florida scholarship offer.

71.) St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood receiver Rodney Adams is the No. 71 prospect in the Top 100. Adams has a Florida offer and will visit them for their junior day.

To see the Orlando Sentinel’s full list of the Top 100, click here.

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