A look at the December official visits scheduled for the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators will finish the regular season on Friday night against the Florida State Seminoles and then attention will turn fully to recruiting.

Billy Napier and the rest of the coaching staff will hit the road recruiting on Monday and then welcome official visitors to town starting next Friday.

Napier and his staff have 22 commits in the class and with room for more, the staff will spend the next few weeks putting the finishing touches on the class.

GatorCountry brings you a look at the prospects who have set official visits to Gainesville already and the prospects who have yet to set official visits.


December 2nd weekend:

The first weekend for official visits will be December 2nd weekend and the Gators already have three visitors for the weekend setup.

LSU offensive line commit Tyree Adams has been committed to the Tigers since over the summer, but the lineman has stayed in touch with the Gators. Adams was high on Florida before announcing to LSU and the Gators will get their shot on the official visit.

Defensive tackle Jordan Hall has been a frequent visitor to Gainesville this year and now he will take an official visit to Florida in December. Hall has high interest in Georgia and Ohio State as well and he will be in Columbus this weekend for an official visit.

Defensive back Desmond Ricks will take his first of three December official visits to Florida and the Gators are battling both Alabama and LSU for his signature. Ricks reclassified to the 2023 class and will announce his final decision on December 22nd.


December 9th weekend

The following weekend the Gators are scheduled to host five official visitors on campus including four commits.

Receiver commit Tyree Patterson will be on campus for his official visit and then the following weekend he will be at UCF. Patterson isn’t planning to sign until February.

UCF defensive tackle commit John Walker has been on campus for four games this fall and will return for an official visit on December 9th.  This will be Walker’s fifth and final official visit before he signs a letter of intent on early signing day.

Defensive back commit Shariff Denson has been locked in with the Gators since committing over the summer and despite a recent push from Miami, the defensive back says he’s solid with the Gators.

Defensive back commit Aaron Gates plans to take his official visit to Florida on December 9th after he took a visit to Michigan last weekend. Gates could still schedule an official visit to Michigan, but nothing is set yet.

Defensive back commit Ja’Keem Jackson will be on campus to help recruit his teammate John Walker as the Gators have held onto Jackson despite recent pushes from Kentucky and Miami.


Visits not set yet

The following guys haven’t yet taken official visits to Florida yet but are expected too but at this time a date hasn’t been set yet.

Running back Mark Fletcher recently decommitted from Ohio State and the Gators and Canes are now the two teams to watch for the running back. Fletcher is signing early so expect him to visit on one of the two weekends.

Offensive lineman Caden Jones says he might not sign until February if he isn’t sure on a decision, but Jones says he does plan to take his official visit to Florida in December. Jones also plans to visit Texas A&M in December.

Offensive lineman Samson Okunlola was just on campus last week and he’s close to setting a return trip to Gainesville for an official visit. Okunlola has been a Miami lean for much of his recruitment, but the Gators have come on strong.

North Carolina linebacker Kaveion Keys says he will most likely take an official visit to Gainesville, but a date isn’t set yet. Keys has mentioned visiting both Florida and Texas A&m despite his commitment to the Tar Heels.

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.