Florida Gators: Official visitors list January 30th

Head coach Jim McElwain and the Florida Gators have one last weekend to impress prospects on official visits before national signing day.

McElwain and company are leaving no stone unturned in the class of 2015 and you will see a lot of new faces visit campus this weekend as the coaching staff tries to fill its needs.

With it being the last weekend before signing day you can also expect that there will be a someone show up to campus that was unexpected as in years past that has been a theme but without further a due here’s this weekend’s official visitor’s list.


The big boy’s are coming to town

Florida sits with three offensive linemen in the class of 2015 and they must sign six in this class or they will be in big trouble as far as depth goes, but have no fear, as this weekend the Gators will host five offensive line prospects not committed to Florida and also Florida offensive line commit Brandon Sanidfer will be in town.

Offensive linemen Quarvez Boulware (6-2, 283) and Fred Johnson (6-8, 285) both will travel to Florida this weekend as uncommitted prospects.

Boulware who is leaning towards Maryland is former teammate with Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor but the Gators need a home run visit to land Boulware.

Johnson, who currently has Miami leading, has been hearing from Florida a lot but will take his first visit to Florida this weekend.

Joining Boulware and Johnson this weekend will be Miami offensive line commit Tyree St. Louis (6-5, 300, Bradenton, FL IMG), Cal offensive line commit Nick Buchanan (6-5, 280, Atlanta, GA Dunwoody) and FIU offensive line commit Richerd Desir-Jones (6-4, 285, Fort Lauder, FL St. Thomas Aquinas) as the Gators try to flip them.

St. Louis has long been courted by McElwain and company and the Gators will get their chance to sway St. Louis to Gainesville.

Buchanan is a prospect who flew under the radar for most of the year and many close him believe he won’t sign with Cal but will likely flip to either Florida or Georgia but Georgia has the edge at this moment.

Desir-Jones is a new name on the board and while he doesn’t have an offer from the Gators yet, offensive line coach Mike Summers did visit him last week at St. Thomas Aquinas high school.


Defensive linemen visiting

With the Gators trending down for defensive ends CeCe Jefferson and Byron Cowart, the coaching staff has reached out to several other linemen about visiting this weekend and the Gators will host three of them this weekend.

Defensive end Luke Ancrum (6-5, 230 Sebring, FL High)), Oregon State defensive end commit Keivonnis Davis (6-4, 227, Miami, FL Central) and Louisville defensive end G.G. Robinson (6-4, 260 Lilburn, GA Parkview) are all expected in town this weekend.

Robinson who Florida sees playing either on offensive or defensive is a prospect that Florida has been working hard on as of late and Florida is trying to steal him from the Cardinals.

Thursday afternoon the Gators visited Davis at his home and the visit went so well that he will now visit Gainesville this weekend and Davis is very excited for the trip.

Ancrum is a relatively unknown name right now but he and his family are big Gator fans so Florida has a good shot at landing the end.


Defensive backs

Former Alabama cornerback commit Montrel Custis (6-0, 175, Hampton, GA Lovejoy) and cornerback/athlete Chris Williamson (6-1,190, Gainesville, GA High) have both said they will be in town this weekend.

Williamson, who put together a great senior year, has had colleges drooling over his tape but he has decided to visit Florida this weekend instead of Georgia or Notre Dame and the Gators are trending up for him right now.

Custis who just decommited from Alabama this week is leaning towards Kentucky right now but Florida has been visiting him a lot as of late and the Gators will put the full court press on him this weekend.


Playmakers needed in the Swamp

Florida needs playmakers on offense and this weekend the Gators will host Louisville quarterback commit Lamar Jackson (6-3, 185, Boynton Beach, FL High) and receiver Antonio Callaway (5-11, 185, Miami, FL Booker T) on visits.

Florida is in need of a quarterback in this class bad and they have been trying to get Jackson on campus for some time now and this weekend they will finally get that opportunity to sway.

Callaway, who is good friends with Florida quarterback Treon Harris, has been a fan of Florida for years now and the Gators are now entrenched in a battle with West Virginia for his signature but the Gators get the last word this weekend.


Will he show?

Star speedster Javarius Davis has been leaning towards visiting Florida all week but still hasn’t given a for sure word to the media but we expect him to visit Florida this weekend.

Auburn and Louisville are fighting with Florida for Davis who can play receiver or cornerback but it appears as if Auburn is filling up its class which should benefit the instate Gators here.


Two commits coming to town

Offensive line commits Tyler Jordan and Brandon Sandifer will be in town this weekend helping the Gators recruit as Jordan will be on an unofficial and Sandifer will be taking his official visit to Gainesville.

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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. WOW, Andrew…quite the group. Just feeding them will be expensive this weekend! I have a good feeling stirring inside of me. I bet this all works out just fine. Sure, we’re late in the game with some, but once they visit and see what they can become a part of… Those are some decent kids there. Choose the Gators and wear your colors proud! Go Gators.

    • It looks like 2:00 AM at the Gator Tavern. The bartender has turned on the overhead lights and announced last call. Not wanting to go home alone once again those remaining at the Tavern frantically search every corner looking for someone well at this point anyone will do just fine. A sad, sad situation. One that I have not seen since 1965 the year I became a Gator student and football fan.

  2. Big weekend again for us here, thanks for the update AS. Any work on Derrick Dillon? I think most expect him to be all LSU at this point, but he’s still committed to us after his OV to Baton Rouge a couple weeks ago… Any insight there for us?

  3. Maybe it’s me, but when it comes to recruiting, why would a reported state that Florida is “Trending Down” from a couple of future players. Can’t we get reporters on the same page as the coaches. Just the concept of “Trending” anything sounds like a word we use to use “Yuppie” , is trending a new catch word like “Surreal”, give me a break. Look it’s real simple, if these fine athletes what to b a part of an amazing ride with our college they will. I competed for the University of Florida and graduated in 1977 and to this day, I still feel apart of the program.