Florida Gators recruiting visitors list preview for the Vandy game

The Florida Gators will host Vanderbilt at noon on Saturday in the Swamp for homecoming as they look to rebound from last week’s loss.

Saturday will also be another opportunity for the Gators’ coaching staff to host recruits on campus and they will host official visitors for the first time this fall.

Dan Mullen hasn’t wanted official visitors on campus this fall due to not having enough time to be around those prospects but this weekend they will host two official visitors.

GatorCountry brings you a preview of this weekend’s visitors list for the Vanderbilt game in the Swamp.


Official visitors

Mullen wants to host most of his official visits after the season is over but this weekend two prospects who the Gators are interested in will visit Gainesville.

Linebacker Wesley Bissainthe (6-1, 200, Miami, FL. Central) will be on campus for the first time since the summer. Bissainthe is a guy that Florida has been recruiting for a little over two years now and they’ve started the heat up on the linebacker as of late. Miami and Florida State are also heavily involved with the hometown Canes being the team that most think leads for the linebacker.

Defensive lineman Quency Wiggins (6-6, 274, Baton Rouge, LA. Madison Prep Academy) has visited Florida once before and he will be back on campus again this weekend. LSU is the team to beat for Wiggins, but the defensive lineman has said he doesn’t mind leaving the state and that has helped keep the Gators, Alabama, and Texas in the mix for the lineman.


Unofficial visitors

While the visitors list isn’t as big as past week’s, it still has some solid names on the list for a noon game against Vanderbilt.

Offensive lineman Matthew McCoy is a new name to the board and is someone that has picked up a lot of interest as of late as he just moved to offensive line. McCoy recently picked up an offer from Florida State and he says Florida has talked to him about a potential offer. McCoy has visited Florida once before this fall and this weekend he plans to return.

Miami defensive back commit Chris Graves will visit the Gators despite his commitment to the Canes. Despite his commitment, Graves still talks to Florida a lot and the Gators were a finalist for him after he picked up an offer over the summer. Graves says he’s solid with Miami, but the Gators will put that to the test this weekend.

Defensive end Nyjalik Kelly has said multiple times he was going to be in Gainesville for he hasn’t made it to town yet, but he says that will change this weekend. Kelly is a former Florida State commit who has a lot of interest in Florida. Kelly visited Miami earlier this year and he’s still trying to decide on who will get his last official visit. The Gators are battling Miami, LSU, and Florida State for the lineman.

2023 defensive end Derrick LeBlanc is expected to be back on campus for the third time this season as the Gators are continuing to gain momentum for him.

2023 receiver Bryson Rodgers has been a frequent visitor to Gainesville and plans to return again this weekend as the Gators are looking good for the 2023 prospect.

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.