The Florida Gators will host UT-Martin on Saturday to open the 2019 home portion of the Gators football season in the Swamp.
Despite the Gators taking on a smaller opponent on Saturday, the Gators coaching staff is still expecting to have several visitors in town to see Florida play game number two of the year.
While many of the prospects planning to attend Saturday’s game are underclassmen, they’re big name underclassmen but the Gators will also have two of its biggest 2020 targets in town.
GC brings you a preview of the Gators recruiting visitors list for this weekend’s game.
While the Gators will only host two 2020 targets on campus this weekend, they’re two of the coaching staff’s biggest targets remaining on the board for the class.
Alabama defensive tackle commit Tim Smith is expected to be in Gainesville on Saturday after he visited Gainesville for Friday Night Lights. Despite being committed to Alabama, Smith is still talking with the Gators a lot and showing interest in Florida. This is a battle that will last deep into Smith’s recruitment.
Receiver Xzavier Henderson is also expected in town on Saturday to watch his brother CJ Henderson in his first home game of 2019. Florida and Clemson are battling for Henderson but the Gators figure to get the receiver on campus a lot this fall with his brother playing for Florida.
2020 commits coming to town
Several of Florida’s commits will also be in town this weekend to watch the game and also help the Gators coaching staff recruit others to join them in Gainesville.
Leading the way is quarterback Anthony Richardson who will make the short drive over to Gainesville. Richardson has been solid to the Gators since he committed this spring.
Receiver Leonard Manuel will also make the trip to Gainesville and the receiver has also stayed strong with the Gators since committing.
Tight end Jonathan Odom and offensive lineman Gerald Mincey have both been very vocal about their commitment to Florida in the past and both are recruiting others to join them in Gainesville.
Defensive linemen Johnnie Brown and Gervon Dexter both are scheduled to be in the Swamp on Saturday as they anchor what is an impressive defensive line class.
Defensive back Rashad Torrence has been a frequent visitor to Gainesville and he’s scheduled to be in town again this weekend.
2021 defensive lineman Tyreek Sapp will be in town for the first since last spring on Saturday. Sapp has remained solid since committing last winter to the Gators.
2021 targets to visit
The Gators coaching staff was able to start communicating with 2021 prospects on September 1st and now several of those will visit Gainesville on Saturday.
2021 Running back Anthony Williams is scheduled to visit Gainesville on Saturday after he picked up an offer from the Gators after Friday Night Lights in July.
Former Gators 2021 receiver commit Trevonte Rucker has been a frequent visitor in Gainesville with his 2021 defensive end teammate Bryce Langston even though they both decommited from Florida last spring. The Gators are still in good shape for the Vanguard teammates.
One of those biggest visitors coming into town this weekend is 2021 offensive lineman Micah Morris who is one of the top players in his class. Georgia currently leads for Morris but the Gators are running in a close second and this weekend is a chance to make up some ground.
Linebacker Dallas Turner has an offer from the Gators and is one of the top players in the state for 2021. Turner likes Oregon a lot early on.
Defensive backs Tyler Moorehead and Jordan Young are also both expected in town on Saturday and both have offers from the Gators.