Five defensive prospects to watch for the Florida Gators in June

The Florida Gators will host over 20 prospects in June on official visits as Billy Napier’s staff prepares for one of the busiest months of their short time in Gainesville.

Right now, the Gators currently have five commits in the class of 2023 and that’s sure to grow in June after official visits.

GatorCountry is going to look at five prospects on both sides of the ball that the Gators look to gain ground on this summer with visits. We started with the offensive side of the ball and we will finish on the defensive side of the ball in part two here.


Defensive targets

Defensive lineman Jordan Hall- The Jacksonville native hasn’t set a visit to Gainesville for this summer yet but has said he will likely be in town for a visit. The Gators are currently battling Florida State, Georgia, and South Carolina for his signature. Florida has gotten Hall on campus the most so far and likely have the edge but South Carolina and even Miami have done a good job of remaining squarely in the mix for Hall. Hall doesn’t have a decision date set nor has he set any official visits.

Defensive lineman Peter Woods- Woods wasn’t thinking much about the Gators earlier this spring but has since started to build a good relationship with defensive line coach Sean Spencer and now plans to officially visit Florida. Woods is a former Alabama commit and the Crimson Tide are still considered to be the team to beat but Clemson, Florida, and Oklahoma are making it tough on the Tide. Woods has set official visits to Clemson and Florida so far. This visit to Gainesville is huge for the Gators as it will be the first time for the defensive lineman to spend time around the new coaching staff.

Linebacker Malik Bryant- Bryant still plans to announce his decision in July and he plans to take official visits to Alabama, Florida, and Miami in June before his decision date. Bryant has built a good relationship with the Gators’ staff and is very close with current safety Kamari Wilson. Alabama has made a strong push for Bryant as Florida and Miami have been the top teams for the linebacker. Official visits will be key for all three teams as they make a late push for Bryant.

Michigan linebacker commit Raylen Wilson- Florida has made a big push in Wilson’s recruitment since Napier arrived in Gainesville. Wilson is set to officially visit Florida, Georgia, and Michigan this summer. Linebackers coach Jay Bateman has built a good relationship with Wilson and are pushing for the flip. Michigan does get the last official visit but the Gators have the benefit of being closer to home so they can get Wilson on campus easier for an unofficial visit.

Safety Joenel Aguero- Aguero is set to take an official visit to Florida in June as the Gators look to make up ground on Georgia for the talented safety. Aguero has visited Gainesville once this spring and has a good relationship with several coaches on staff at Florida, the Gators are hoping an official visit and a good season can sway Aguero back in the Gators favor.

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.