The Florida Gators recruiting efforts for this summer will get underway this weekend when the Gators host several big name prospects on campus.
Some of those prospects will be taking part in camp or the 7-on-7 tournament being held on Friday, but some prospects will simply just be visiting Gainesville.
These summer visits are big ones as a lot of out of state prospects visit Gainesville for the first time.
Gator Country brings you a complete Florida Gators recruiting visitors list for this weekend.
Oddly enough two of the Florida Gators’ commits have never visited Gainesville but that will change this weekend when they visit campus. Athlete commit Kadarius Toney (5-10, 180, Prichard, AL Blount) and defensive tackle commit Jordon Scott (6-1, 345, Largo, FL Pinellas Park) will both be seeing Gainesville for the first time.
Toney is planning on camping with the Gators on Saturday, while Scott is still undecided on his plans for camping or not.
Joining those two commits will be tight end commit Kemore Gamble (6-3, 220, Miami, FL Southridge), who will be in town with his high school team for the tournament on Friday night. Gamble has become a frequent visitor to Gainesville this spring.
Receiver commit Daquon Green (6-1, 192, Tampa, FL Tech) will also be joining his high school team in the 7-on-7 tournament on Friday night. Green is a solid commit to the Gators.
Out of state talent visiting:
A majority of this weekend’s visitors are out of state prospects that are out of school and taking visits. This weekend’s out of state visitors are big ones.
Cornerback Elijah Blades (6-3, 170, Pasadena, CA Muir) is scheduled to arrive on Friday for a two-day visit to Gainesville. Blades has a top two of Florida and Arizona and could announce his decision anytime this summer. Blades is a big fan of the Gators defense.
Defensive tackle Tyrone Truesdell (6-2, 300, Augusta, GA Laney) is very high on the Gators despite not visiting Gainesville before. Truesdell has a really good relationship with defensive line coach Chris Rumph and says a decision will come when he feels it right. Auburn is another team in the mix for the defensive tackle.
Joining those in town will be tight end Zech Byrd (6-6, 236, Millbrook, AL Stanhope Elmore) who visited Gainesville for the spring game. Florida and Alabama are battling it out for the big tight end prospect.
Safety Ken Handy-Holly (6-2, 202, Jackson, AL High) has visited Florida several times in the past and will once again be in Gainesville for camp. Handy-Holly is a talented safety with several big SEC offers to his name.
2018 defensive Timaje Porter (6-3, 305, Theodore, AL High) will make his first visit to Gainesville for Friday night’s camp. Porter has had a great spring by picking up offers from Auburn, Mississippi State and other SEC schools. Porter is good friends with Gators signee Lamical Perine.
Two instate targets visiting:
The Gators will have two of their biggest instate targets visiting campus this weekend when Alabama offensive line commit Alex Leatherwood (6-5, 298, Pensacola, FL Washington) and defensive back Shawn Davis (6-1, 195, Miami, FL Southridge) will both be on campus.
Leatherwood last visited Gainesville for the spring game and high praise for the Gators and is continuing to listen to Florida’s message.
Davis who is a huge Florida Gators lean will be on campus with his high school team for the 7-on-7 tournament.