Five guys to watch in July for Florida

The month of June has come and gone and the Florida Gators had a successful month of hosting football camps. During camp season, the Florida Gators were able to land two prospects during the 7-on-7 camp and three commits in total for the month of June.

Now that June is over the Gators’ coaching staff will have a little break with the dead period lasting until July 12th but after that Florida will be back to hosting several prospects on campus before the season starts.

It’s still a little early to have a complete list of whom all will be visiting Florida, but there are several big name prospects that need to visit the Gators in July if Florida expects to have a legit shot going forward.

These are the five guys that Gator Country thinks need to visit Gainesville in July if the coaching staff wants to gain momentum with them heading into the season.


Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (6-4, 340, Wake Forest, NC High)

Interest in Florida- Lawrence admits to growing up a huge Florida Gators fan but has yet to visit the Gators during his recruitment. Lawrence is one of the best defensive linemen in the country and is a huge need for the Gators in 2016.

Other teams in the mix- Florida, Florida State Seminoles, Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels are the top contenders for Lawrence at this time. Lawrence has been a frequent visitor to Clemson and North Carolina this spring and summer.


Cornerback Kristian Fulton (6-0, 175, Metairie, LA Rummel)

Interest in Florida- Fulton has been very pro-Florida on Twitter and is always talking about “DBU” being the Gators. He has said he will visit Gainesville this summer, but again, it has yet to happen. If Florida plans to get any traction here then Fulton must visit Florida this summer.

Other teams in the mix- LSU, Florida, Texas A&M, Texas, Ole Miss and many other teams are involved in Fulton’s recruitment. The Aggies and the LSU Tigers are considered to be the teams to beat here.


Florida State linebacker commit Tyree Horton (6-1, 225, Highland, KS JUCO)

Interest in Florida- Horton is best friends with Florida Gators receiver C.J. Worton and he’s also close with Gators linebackers coach Randy Shannon. The Florida State Seminoles’ commit has long said he would visit Florida this summer but it just hasn’t happened yet.

Other teams in the mix- Florida State and Florida are really the only two teams that Horton talks about but right now. Horton says he’s very solid to the Seminoles after a visit to Tallahassee in June.


Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson (6-5, 224, Panama City, FL Bay)

Interest in Florida- Robinson likes Florida Gators defensive line coach Chris Rumph a lot and the two are building a good relationship with each other, but Robinson hasn’t visited the Gators since the spring time.

Other teams in the mix-  Robinson is a solid commit to the Noles, but Alabama and Florida are still in hot pursuit of the big play defensive end. The Crimson Tide is probably in second right now behind Florida State.


Miami linebacker commit Zach McCloud (6-2, 215, Lantana, FL Santaluces) 

Interest in Florida- McCloud has a good bit of interest in Florida and he speaks to Florida Gators coaches Randy Shannon and Chris Rumph a good bit. McCloud is a guy that could compete for early playing at Florida if he chooses the Gators.

Other teams in the mix- McCloud says he’s solid to Miami but Auburn and Florida are both battling to get him on campus this summer in hopes of planting the seed for a potential flip in the fall.


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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.