A look at the upcoming Florida Gators official visitors

The Florida Gators will end the regular season on Saturday when they take on Florida State in the Swamp with a chance to win game number 10.

Following Saturday’s game, the coaching staff will then turn its full attention to recruiting as they will get out on the road next week to visit prospects at their school and for in-home visits.

Also the Gators will start to host more and more official visitors for the following three weekends heading into December 18th which, is early signing day.

While several prospects have already taken official visits many others will visit Gainesville before early signing day.

GatorCountry will breakdown which prospects have already taken official visits that are interested in the Gators and what prospects are scheduled to visit Florida.


Upcoming official visits

FSU weekend

Mississippi State JUCO WR commit Malik Heath- Heath was committed to Mullen and company at Mississippi State and has visited Gainesville last year. Heath has always has interest in Florida and this weekend is a big visit for both parties as the Gators would like to add an experienced pass catcher to the roster.

Receiver Xzavier Henderson- Henderson has been on campus multiple times this year but will be officially visiting this weekend for the FSU game. Henderson is looking hard at Florida, Alabama and Clemson and plans to announce his decision at the All-Star game in January.

Receiver Kentron Poitier- Poitier has been on campus twice this fall as the Gators are battling Florida State, Syracuse and Tennessee for the receiver.

Receiver Bryan Robinson- Robinson has tried to visit Gainesville in the past but things never worked out for him to visit but that’s scheduled to change this weekend for the FSU game. Robinson was favoring FSU until Taggert was fired and now the Gators look to be a team that could move into a good spot with Robinson if the visit this weekend is a good one. Robinson plans to sign early.

Florida safety commit Rashad Torrence- Torrence has been solid since committing in December but this weekend he will take his official visit to Florida. Torrence also plans to sign early with the Gators.

Florida offensive line commit Issiah Walker- Walker has been to multiple games this fall in Gainesville and will return for the FSU game for his official visit. Walker is solid to the Gators.

Linebacker Phillip Webb- Webb has the Gators in top five with Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Oklahoma and he will take his official visit to Gainesville this coming weekend. Webb has already taken officials to LSU and Oklahoma. The Gators have some ground to make up here but Webb has interest in the Gators.


December 6th weekend

Florida defensive line commit Gervon Dexter- Dexter has been one of the Gators strongest commits and biggest recruiters since he committed to Florida. Dexter plans to sign early and he will take his one and only official visit to Florida on December 6th.

Florida receiver commit Jaquavion Fraziars- Fraziars like Dexter has been solid to Florida since he committed and he plans to sign early with the Gators.

Florida State defensive end commit Morven Joseph- Joseph was once a Florida commit and then committed to Florida State but David Turner and the staff have kept in touch with him and he visited for the Auburn game. With Willie Taggert no longer at FSU, the Gators are working for the flip.

Running back Jaylan Knighton- Knighton was once a FSU commit but decomitted shortly after Taggert was fired. Knighton was on campus for the Vanderbilt game and plans to return officially on December 6th. The Gators are battling Miami for Knighton who plans to enroll early.

Florida offensive line commit Richard Leonard- Leonard is another solid commit who plans to early enroll at Florida so this official visit is just about getting to spend more time with the coaching staff.

Florida quarterback commit Anthony Richardson-Richardson will make the short drive over to campus for his official on the 6th and will enroll early at Florida in January. The quarterback is solid to Florida.

Florida linebacker commit Derek Wingo-Ever since Wingo flipped from Penn State, he’s been solid to Florida and been on campus several times. Wingo plans to sign early with the Gators.

December 13th weekend

Running back Michael Drennen- Drennen was on campus for Friday Night Lights but hasn’t been back since. This official visit will be big for both sides as the Gators as Kentucky, USC and LSU are also interested in Drennen.

Texas A&M defensive end commit Donell Harris-Harris visited Florida for the Vanderbilt game before committing to A&M but the defensive end has remained in touch with the Gators and wants to visit again. Harris plans to sign early and the Gators will get the last visit for Harris.

Defensive tackle Jalen Lee- Lee decomitted from LSU just last week and quckly set up an official visit to Gainesville for the weekend of the 13th. Right now the Gators are the only team that has a visit lined up for Lee who plans to sign early. Lee has been a top target for the Gators since last summer.

Alabama defensive tackle commit Tim Smith- Despite being committed to Alabama, Smith has been on campus for multiple games this fall and has stated his interest in Florida is high. Smith plans to sign early and the Gators will have the last visit with Smith.

Defensive end Princely Umanmielen- Umanmielen decomitted from Texas and picked up an offer from the Gators shortly afterwards. Umanmielen plans to sign in February so the Gators will a long time between his official visit and when he signs. Auburn is the team to watch here.


Prospects who have already visited

Tennessee safety commit Mordecai McDaniel visited Gainesville for the Orange and Blue game in April. The Gators are still in touch with McDaniel as Florida is looking to add more safeties prospects.

Florida tight end commit Jonathan Odom- Odom visited Gainesville in April for the spring game and then committed to Florida later in the spring. Odom is solid to the Gators. Odom is expected in Gainesville on Saturday.

Florida cornerback commit Jahari Rogers- Rogers visited for the cookout as well and committed to Florida shortly afterwards. Rogers is solid to Florida and is expected to be in Gainesville on Saturday for the FSU game.

Texas A&M defensive end commit Fadil Diggs-The A&M commit was also in town for the cookout and while he’s solid to A&M, he remains in touch with defensive line coach David Turner.

Florida offensive line commit Gerald Mincey- Mincey was on campus officially in June and committed right after that. Mincey is solid to Florida and has been on campus multiple times since June.

Florida defensive line commit Lamar Goods- Goods was on campus in June and committed to Florida just days after the visit. Goods has remained solid to Florida and was on campus once this fall for an unofficial visit.

Florida defensive line commit Antwaun Powell- Powell was officially on campus in June but has visited twice since then. Powell is solid to Florida.

Florida punter commit Jeremy Crawshaw- Crawshaw visited for the Tennessee game and committed just hours after leaving campus. Crawshaw plans to enroll early and he’s solid to the Gators.

Offensive lineman Marcus Dumervil- Dumervil was on campus for the Auburn game but the Gators currently trails LSU for him. Dumervil isn’t expected on campus this weekend for the FSU game but the Gators will try and get him on campus again before signing day.

Running back EJ Smith- Smith was also on campus for the Auburn game but the running back doesn’t have any return visits to Gainesville set. Smith isn’t planning to sign early and the Gators are battling Texas A&M and Stanford for his signature.

Tight end Darnell Washington- Washington was also in town for the Auburn game but the Gators currently trail Georgia for the tight end. Washington plans to sign early.

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.