The Florida Gators will host a top ten match-up on Saturday afternoon when the Auburn Tigers come to town to play in what should be a sold out Swamp.
Dan Mullen and the coaching staff have also set this weekend up to be one of the bigger recruiting weekends that Mullen has had while in Gainesville.
The Gators will host four official visitors and many top targets on unofficial visits in what should be a great weekend for Florida in recruiting.
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Four of the Gators biggest targets left on the board for 2020 are scheduled to take official visits this weekend including one name who’s very popular to Florida fans.
Running back EJ Smith is the son of former Gators running back Emmitt Smith and he will make his second trip to the Swamp since Mullen arrived in Gainesville. Florida currently trails a few schools like Stanford and Texas A&M for Smith but the Gators have remained in the mix despite not having him on campus since last fall.
Offensive lineman Marcus Dumervil last visited Gainesville for Friday Night Lights and the visit was a successful one but since then LSU regained a lot of the momentum they had before that visit to Gainesville. LSU has already used its official visit with Dumervil so this is a chance for the Gators to regain some momentum on one of their top remaining targets.
Defensive end Zykevious Walker has long said the Gators are the team recruiting him the hardest but Georgia is the team thought to be in the lead for Walker heading into this weekend. Defensive line coach David Turner has been a big hit with Walker and this weekend is a chance to overtake Georgia for Walker.
Tight end Darnell Washington visited Florida for the spring game and he will return on Saturday for an official visit. Georgia is the team talked about the most with Washington heading into this visit.
2020 targets on offense to visit
The Gators are looking to add more weapons at receiver and more bodies on the offensive line and the Gators will host several top targets at both positions this weekend.
Leading the way is offensive lineman Issiah Walker who has the Gators in the lead for his signature and he has been on campus several times this fall already. The Gators will look to continue to distance themselves this weekend.
Receiver Xzavier Henderson might be the most important target remaining on the offensive side of the ball and he will be on campus for the second time on Saturday. Clemson and Florida continue to battle it out for Henderson’s signature.
Receiver Bryan Robinson is a guy that the Gators have tried to get on campus in the past but have failed to do so but this weekend Robinson says he plans to be on campus. FSU is the team to watch for Robinson but the Gators like Robinson’s size and are hoping to get back in his recruitment.
Auburn receiver commit Elijah Canion is another name on the board despite his commitment to Auburn. The Gators continue to talk with Canion as he’s another guy that the Gators are trying to get in the class.
Receiver Kentron Poitier visited Florida for Friday Night Lights and is someone that the Gators are in good shape with heading into the visit. Poiteir also has Florida State and Tennessee coming hard after him.
Athlete Dee Beckwith is being recruited as an h-back and on Saturday he will make his first visit to the Swamp. The Gators also recently offered Beckwith in basketball and that’s something that has the athletes attention heading into the visit.
2020 defensive targets to visit the Swamp
The Gators defensive class is already really solid but a few top targets are also expected in town on the defensive side of the ball this weekend.
Defensive end Donell Harris who reclassified to the 2020 class earlier this fall is expected on campus for the first time since he did that. Harris’ recruitment is pretty open but the Gators are hoping to gain some momentum after being left out of his top five.
Defensive end Desmond Evans who most consider to be a heavy lean to North Carolina is going to make his first trip to Gainesville this weekend.
Alabama defensive tackle commit Jayson Jones hasn’t visited Florida before but on Saturday he plans to change that and if he has a good visit could return for an official visit. Jones is pretty solid to Alabama but he stays in communication with the Gators staff.
Miami defensive back commit Jaiden Francois visited Florida last weekend and plans to return again this weekend. Francois doesn’t have an offer from Florida yet but one could come at anytime.
Commits coming to town
Like any other big recruiting weekend the Gators will also host several of their commits on campus as they will help the staff in recruiting other top targets.
Both quarterback commit Anthony Richardson and 2021 quarterback commit Carlos Del Rio are expected on campus on Saturday.
Receiver commits Leonard Manuel and Jaquavion Fraziars have been on campus a lot and they will be joined by tight end commit Jonathan Odom on Saturday.
Offensive line commits Jovens Janvier and Gerald Mincey are both expected on campus for the first time this fall on Saturday.
Defensive line commits Gervon Dexter, Johnnie Brown and Antwaun Powell have also said they should be on campus on Saturday. This will be Powell’s first time on campus since committing in June.
Linebacker commit Derek Wingo is one of the Gators most vocal recruiters and he plans to be on campus.
Defensive back commits Tre’Vez Johnson, Avery Helm and Jahari Rogers are all expected on campus for the first time this fall for a game.
2021 commits Kamar Wilcoxson, Tyreek Sapp, Christopher Thomas have all said they plan to be on campus joined Del Rio in the 2021 class.
Underclassmen to visit
While the 2020 visitors list is impressive the Gators will host several top 2021 visitors on Saturday including a few who could be top players in the country.
RB Lovasea Carroll
Miami RB commit Thad Franklin
RB Brashard Smith
WR James BlackStrain
WR Marcus Burke
WR Trevonte Rucker
WR Jaquez Smith
WR Mario Williams
OL Terrence Ferguson
OL Amarius Mims
DL target Noah Collins
DL target Cade Denhoff
DL target Lee Hunter
Miami DL commit Savion Collins
DL target Bryce Langston
DL target Leonard Taylor
LB Smael Mondon
DB Corey Collier
DB Omarion Cooper
DB Jordan Hancock
DB Jason Marshall
DB Ga’Quincy McKinstry
DB Dakota Mitchell
DB Jordan Young
2022 RB Terrance Gibbs
2022 OL Julian Armella
2022 DB Kamari Wilson