The Florida Gators coaching staff will hold the Inaugural Great Gator Grill-Out on Saturday as several top prospects are expected to visit campus.
Dan Mullen and his staff started the event this year in order to get prospects on campus in a more relaxed environment when the pressure of gamedays and camps are not going on.
GatorCountry.com brings you a visitors list to help preview Saturday’s event as several of the Gators top targets are expected to be in town.
The Gators will host their second official visitor for the 2019 class this weekend when defensive back DJ Turner (5-11, 170, Suwannee, GA. North Gwinnett) takes his official visit. This will be Turner’s second visit to Gainesville this spring as he plans to announce his decision in June. Right now Michigan is the team trending for Turner.
DBU looking to reload
DBU is getting low on numbers as the Florida Gators are looking to add depth to the position in the 2019 class and on Saturday several of the top targets will be in town.
Another big visitor expected on campus is defensive back Chris Steele who will be making the long trip from California this weekend for an unofficial visit. Steele is saving his official visit for a later date which is good news as the Gators could host the defensive back on campus twice this summer.
Defensive back Jaden Davis will also be on campus for the second time this spring as the defensive back admits to liking Florida a lot. Davis is expected to make his decision in July and the Gators are hoping to gain some momentum.
Joining Davis is his St. Thomas Aquinas teammate defensive back Jordan Battle who is a guy that doesn’t talk much about Florida but this weekend is a chance for the Gators to get back in the picture with him.
Defensive back Warren Burrell out of Georgia is expected on campus and while Georgia is the early team to beat, Burrell has talked about his interest in Florida being high.
Skill players visiting
While the weekend has a lot of big time defensive players expected to visit, the Gators also look to be hosting four big time skill players on the offensive side of the ball.
Tight end Jahleel Billingsley is scheduled to make the trip down from Chicago this weekend for an unofficial visit. Billingsley has the Gators in his top two with Illinois as he would like to make a final decision this summer.
Receiver T.J. Jones out of Lake City picked up an offer earlier this spring and is scheduled to make his first trip to campus this weekend.
Joining those two is scheduled to be receiver Dannis Jackson who will be making the trip from Mississippi on Saturday. Jackson has a prior relationship with Mullen from Mississippi State but Jackson has never visited Gainesville.
Running back Kenny McIntosh out of Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to visit Florida for the first time under Mullen this weekend. McIntosh is a heavy Miami lean at this point but a good visit could help the Gators.
Linemen set to visit Florida
Several offensive and defensive linemen are also scheduled to make the trip to Gainesville this weekend.
Defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries is scheduled to be on campus for the second time this spring this weekend. Humphries likes Florida a lot early on and the Gators have already been by his school to visit him.
Defensive end Nathan Pickering is also scheduled to make his second trip to campus this weekend. Pickering out of Mississippi knows Mullen from his time in Starksville and likes Sal Sunseri a lot.
Joining those two defensive linemen is scheduled to be defensive end Lloyd Summerall who will be on campus for the second time in a month. Summerall is a guy that Florida has gained a lot of gain on recently and he likes the plan Sal Sunseri has laid out for him.
The Gators will also host several offensive linemen led by offensive lineman Will Putnam out of Tampa Plant. Putnam visited Florida earlier this year and enjoyed the visit. The Gators are playing a little catch up on Putnam but this weekend is a key visit for both parties.
Joining Putnam on the offensive line is Florida State offensive line commit Dontae Lucas who will be joined by his mom on campus this weekend. Lucas committed to FSU during their spring game but has left the door open for Florida in his recruitment.
Joining those prospects on campus is Pensacola teammates Adrian Medley and Hunter Rayburn who will be on campus for the second time this spring. Both prospects have offers from the Gators already.
Miami commit visiting
Miami linebacker commit Jesiah Pierre has visited Florida several time this spring and has a good relationship with the staff. Pierre has received two visits from the staff this spring and the Gator are trending up for him.
Helping the coaching staff recruit this weekend is scheduled to be four of the Gators 2019 commits and one 2020 commit.
2019 athlete commit Trent Whittemore, receiver commit Dionte Marks, linebacker commit Tyron Hopper and offensive line commit Wardrick Wilson are all scheduled to be in town.
2020 defensive end commit Josh Griffis is also scheduled to be in town as he joins his IMG teammate Dontae Lucas on the visit.
2020 visitors visiting
Joining the 2019 prospects this weekend are scheduled to be a few 2020 prospects. The following guys are all scheduled to visit this weekend.
2020 offensive lineman Jalen Rivers
2020 defensive end Chantz Williams
2020 receiver Marcus Fleming
2020 Miami defensive commit Henry Gray
2020 linebacker Derek Wingo