Florida Gators coaches visits for this week

The football season is over for the Florida Gators and now the assistant coaches will turn their attention to recruiting as Monday marks the first day coaches can visit prospects at their school and in home once a week.

The Florida Gators will have all of their assistant coaches on the road, plus recruiting coordinator Drew Hughes as he will take Will Muschamp’s spot. Hughes has been the mastermind behind getting some many prospects on campus since he was hired last winter.

Many have asked why the assistant coaches will be recruiting for Florida and the answer is simple– they are still under contract and are loyal to Florida, hoping to be retained by the new Gators head coach.

It’s also very important to note that if these coaches didn’t go out on the road for Florida, prospects wouldn’t see a Florida Gators logo for nearly 6 weeks as the dead period starts on December 15th.

With all of that being said, here’s who Gator Country has confirmed will get visits from the Gators coaching staff this week, as three coaches can visit one prospect at a time.


Hughes is scheduled to visit these guys:

JUCO offensive tackle Martinas Rankin on Monday

2016 receiver Eli Stove

Alabama safety commit Ronnie Harrison

Auburn athlete commit Danfernee McGriff

2016 FSU receiver commit Keith Gavin

2016 Georgia defensive end commit Chauncey Manac

Arkansas linebacker commit Derrick Graham

Iowa running back commit Karon Hidgon

2016 Florida athlete commit Tyler Byrd


D.J. Durkin, T-Rob and Brad Lawing will visit these guys together:

Defensive end CeCe Jefferson on Monday

Linebacker Jeffrey Holland

Defensive tackle Kendrick Norton

Defensive end Byron Cowart


D.J. Durkin and T-Rob will visit these guys together:

Miami safety commit Jaquan Johnson

Safety Tim Irvin

Notre Dame linebacker commit Tevon Coney


D.J. Durkin will visit these guys:

Linebacker Adonis Thomas

Linebacker Roquan Smith


T-Rob will visit these guys:

Cornerback DaVante Davis

Receiver Antonio Callaway

Ohio State cornerback commit Carlton Davis

Alabama receiver commit Calvin Ridley

Alabama commit Shawn Burgess-Becker


Brad Lawing will visit these guys:

Running back Nyheim Hines

Running back Bryce Love

Cornerback Mike Hughes

FSU running back commit Johnny Frasier

Florida defensive tackle commit Andrew Ivie on Tuesday


Coleman Hutzler will visit these guys:

JUCO offensive lineman Patrick Bethel

2016 cornerback commit Chauncey Gardner

Auburn offensive line commit Kaleb Kim

Cornerback Darius Slayton

Cornerback Micah Abernathy


Mike Summers will visit these guys:

Offensive lineman Martez Ivey

Miami offensive line commit Tyree St. Louis

Nebraska offensive line commit Mirko Jurkovic

South Carolina offensive line commit Christian Pellage

FSU offensive line commit Abdul Bello

Florida offensive line commit Brandon Sandifer

Florida offensive line commit Mike Horton

Florida offensive line commit George Brown


Kurt Roper will visit these guys:

Florida quarterback commit Sheriron Jones

JUCO receiver Isaac Whitney

Louisville quarterback commit Lamar Jackson


Chris Leak will visit these guys:

Receiver Ryan Davis on Monday

Florida State tight end commit Auden Tate

Georgia receiver commit Vn Jefferson


Brian White will visit these guys:

Offensive lineman Isaiah Prince

Running back Damien Harris

Miami running back commit Dexter Williams

Miami running back commit Jordan Scarlett

FSU running back commit Jacques Patrick

Clemson running back Ray-Ray McCloud


Derek Lewis will visit these guys:

Florida tight end commit Kalif Jackson

Florida tight end commit Camrin Knight

Florida receiver commit Derrick Dillon

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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 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.


  1. What does a coach say to a prospect? He has no idea what type of offense or defense will be run at Florida. He has no idea if the new coach will want to retain him. He can’t answer any question. He can’t even offer a scholarship, it will be up to the new coach and staff to decide who they want. I’m sure the new coach will honor the pledges of the nine who have said yes, but it would be wrong for the present lame duck staff to make a promise about anything since they don’t have a clue to what direction the new coach wants to take Florida. On top of that, the assistants will be polishing up their resumes and worried about getting a new job. All of them, except Muschamp, Roper, and Summers, are not going to be paid by UF after they are let go. What an awkward conversation is going to take place. After the obligatory speech about how UF is a great school, what are they going to talk about?