Billy Napier and his coaching staff have been in the process of offering prospects in the Class of 2024 and beyond during the dead period as they look to set their recruiting board for this year ahead of March visits.
The Gators 2024 class is already off to a great start as they have their leader of the class in quarterback DJ Lagway as well as commits from running back Chauncey Bowens and linebackers Adarius Hayes and Myles Graham.
GatorCountry is going to bring you series that will look at the top prospects at each position in the 2024 class ahead of spring visits in March.
We started with the running back position and then moved to receiver and tight end, and now we will look at the offensive line position as the Gators will look to sign another big class at the position.
Offensive lineman Blake Frazier- The Texas native picked up an offer from Florida in January and quickly set up a visit to Gainesville and visited the Swamp in late January. Frazier liked the visit and likes having two offensive line coaches at Florida and the lineman says an official visit to Florida is very possible. Michigan is the favorite for Frazier, but Texas and Texas A&M are in the mix as well.
Offensive lineman Fletcher Westphal- Westphal visited Gainesville last fall when the Gators beat South Carolina and Westphal plans to visit Gainesville again in March. Westphal likes the Gators a lot, but he just recently named a top 10 so he’s no hurry to decide. The Virginia native has a lot of SEC schools in the mix and the Gators are strongly in the mix.
Offensive lineman Jonathan Daniels- The Pensacola native picked up an offer from Florida earlier this month and he now plans to visit Gainesville in March. Billy Napier and Jabbar Juluke both visited Daniels in January and have been pushing for the lineman ever since then. Auburn, Georgia, and Florida State are all in the mix and have offered Daniels. The Gators need to make a big impression in March during his visit.
Offensive lineman Ethan Calloway- Calloway visited Florida last fall and watched the Gators beat South Carolina and afterwards he raved about his visit to Gainesville. Calloway is in constant contact with the Gators and plans to be in town in March for a two-day visit where he wants to see the offensive line coaches in action. Callaway has several schools in the mix for him and he plans to take visits in March before setting official visits.
Offensive lineman Tye Hylton- Florida offered Hylton earlier this month after he talked with Darnell Stapleton and then quickly set up a visit to Gainesville for March. The Gators visited Hylton in January and have been building a connection with the lineman ever since then. Florida State is also strongly in the mix for Hylton heading into spring visits.
Offensive lineman Jake Guarnera- Guarnera has the Gators as one of his top schools and he has been a frequent visitor to campus and plans to return this spring. Guarnera wants to have a decision this summer, but he wants to take official visits first. NC. State, Miami, and Penn State are also in the mix heading into spring visits.
Offensive lineman Joseph Ionata- Ionata visited Gainesville in January and while on campus picked up an offer from the Gators and he says he likes Florida a lot after the visit. Florida State, Miami, and UCF are all in the mix for Ionata and he took visits to all three of those schools in January as well. Spring visits will be key for Ionata heading into a decision.