Florida Gators recruiting visitors list preview for Junior Day

The Florida Gators will host their second junior day on Saturday when Dan Mullen and his staff host prospects on campus while the Gators will also conduct a spring practice on Saturday.

Several of Florida’s top targets for the 2020 and 2021 classes will be on campus and they will be joined several of the Gators current commits.

GatorCountry.com brings you a recruiting visitors list for this weekend’s junior day in Gainesville.

 

Top offensive targets to visit

Several of Florida’s top receiver targets headline the prospects visiting this weekend on the offensive side of the ball.

Receiver Bryce Gowdy is scheduled to visit Gainesville for the first time since last fall and he will be joined by two of his Deerfield teammates on the trip. Receivers Aydin Henningham and Deajaun McDougle are also scheduled to be in town. All three receivers have big offers and all three currently hold Florida offers.

Joining those three receivers will be receiver Michael Wyman who has been on campus several times in the past and has a lot of interest in the Gators. South Carolina is a team to watch for Wyman early on.

The Gators will also host Miami receiver commit Bryan Robinson who has visited Florida twice since Dan Mullen has been in Gainesville. Robinson says he’s solid to Miami heading into the trip.

The Gators will also host running back Mecose Todd on campus for the first time in awhile. Ole Miss and South Carolina are two teams to watch with Todd early on.

After signing just one tight end last year, the Gators are looking to add at least this year and they will two targets on campus this weekend.

Tight end Jeremiah Johnson is a 6-7 prospect who plays receiver in high school but says the Gators want him at tight end. This is the first visit to Gainesville for Johnson who picked up a Florida offer earlier this year.

Tight end John Copenhaver will also make his first visit to Gainesville after picking up an offer from Florida in January.

Joining the skill players will be two offensive linemen when Kentucky commit Gerald Mincey and Woody Jean visit Gainesville. Both prospect have yet to pick up offers from Florida yet.

 

Defensive line and linebackers set to visit

The defensive side of the ball looks to be well represented this weekend and the front seven will be leading the way.

Defensive ends Will Anderson and Latarie Kinsler are both expected on campus this weekend. Anderson picked up an offer earlier this year but Kinsler has yet to pick up an offer from the Gators.

One of the biggest names expected on campus this weekend is defensive tackle Timothy Smith who is one of the best in the country. Clemson has been thought of as the leader here but the Tigers are quickly filling up at the position which could help the Gators.

Defensive tackles Jay Hardy and Westley Neal are also both expected in town as the Gators are in desperate need of tackles in this class. Hardy is very open in the process but Florida will have to battle Alabama and Tennessee for him. Neal is still looking for a Florida offer but the Gators could offer this weekend.

Defensive tackle Eric Taylor is also expected to make the trip from Alabama this weekend. The Gators will have a tough battle against the Crimson Tide here but Florida will host Taylor and his mother this weekend.

Along with the defensive linemen the Gators are also expected to host several linebackers this weekend including linebacker Jayion McCluster who has had the Gators in his top five recently says he will visit and the Gators need to gain momentum with him as Florida State is the team with the most momentum right now.

Florida State linebacker commit Keyshawn Greene says he will be on campus this weekend as the linebacker has talked about wanting to see what the Gators have to offer in the past so this weekend will be key for both sides.

 

DBU trying to reload

Florida will host a number of the best defensive backs in the country this weekend as the Gators look to continue to reload the DBU tradition.

Alabama commit Jahquez Robinson has been very high on Torrian Gray since he was hired and caught many by surprise when he committed to the Crimson Tide in February. Robinson admits he will take visits and this one is a big one for the Gators.

Defensive back Avery Helm will make the long trip from Texas this weekend for a two-day visit to Gainesville. Helm has a lot of interest in the Gators and likes Torrian Gray.

Defensive backs Derek Bermudez, Ethan Pouncey and Kendall Dennis will also be on campus representing the state of Florida. Pouncey visited Florida earlier this year and picked up an offer while on campus. Dennis and Bermudez will both be on campus for the first time this year.

Oregon commit Avantae Williams is also expected on campus for the second time this year as the Ducks commit has a lot of interest in the Gators.

 

Commits coming to town

Several of Florida’s commits in both the 2020 and 2021 classes are scheduled to be in town this weekend.

2020 receiver commit Leonard Manuel has been one of the biggest recruiters for Florida since he committed and he’s scheduled to be in town.

2020 receiver commit Jaquavion Fraziars is scheduled to be in town this weekend and he has been a frequent visitor to campus since committing.

2020 defensive end commit Morven Joseph committed to Florida at the last junior day and he’s scheduled to be back on Saturday.

2020 safety commit Rashad Torrence was also in town for the last junior day and he’s scheduled to be back in town on Saturday.

2021 teammates Bryce Langston and Trevonte Rucker are scheduled to be in town and joined by IMG commit George Jackson.

2021 defensive back commit Kamar Wilcoxson and linebacker commit Terrence Lewis are also both expected to be in town.

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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.