It’s setting up to be another busy weekend in Gainesville as the Florida Gators will host several official visitors on campus.
Billy Napier and his staff have hosted over 20 prospects on official visits already this month and this weekend they will welcome in nine official visitors.
The Gators will also have one of their top commits on campus this weekend to help recruit others to join the Class of 2023.
GatorCountry brings you a preview of this weekend’s official visitors list.
Instate receiver to visit
Receiver Eugene Wilson III has been one of the Gators top targets at the receiver position for months now and he will be on campus for his official visit this weekend. Wilson is one of the fastest prospects in the state and has been favoring the Gators for a few months now. Wilson took an official to Texas A&M earlier this month, but Florida still sits in good shape for the receiver.
More offensive lineman to visit
It wouldn’t be a visitors list for Napier and company if they didn’t have any offensive lineman on the list and this weekend three linemen will be on campus.
Headlining the group this weekend is offensive lineman Monroe Freeling who’s coming off a visit to Notre Dame and visits Miami next weekend. Freeling visited UF earlier this spring and loved the visit but wanted to get his entire family on campus for a visit and that will happen this weekend. Heading into the visit Notre Dame is in good shape for Freeling but the Irish are quickly filling up their recruiting class.
Offensive lineman Tommy Kinsler is scheduled to be on campus this weekend as the Gators continue to lead in his recruitment. Kinsler has been a top target for the Gators for over a year now as it continued once Napier and his staff took over. Kinsler is definitely someone to watch this weekend.
Offensive lineman Sean Thompkins is a new name to the board as he was offered by the Gators this spring after offensive line coach Rob Sale visited his school. Thompkins is a guy who has seen his recruitment expand a lot this spring as schools like Baylor, Kentucky, and Tennessee have also got involved. The Gators will host Thompkins this weekend after he has already visited Baylor and Kentucky.
Defensive linemen to visit
The Florida Gators need defensive linemen in a bad way in this cycle and this weekend they will host four of their top targets this weekend.
Defensive lineman Keldrick Faulk is a guy that outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson likes a lot and he hails from the state of Alabama. Auburn and Clemson have already received official visits from Faulk and Florida State will get an official next weekend. Faulk is a high-motor guy who can play several different positions for the Gators.
Defensive lineman Kamran James is a very underrated prospect that defensive line coach Sean Spencer has been high on for some time now. Right now Florida is the only official visit set and the Gators are in a good spot for the lineman but several SEC schools are starting to turn up the heat on the Orlando native.
Defensive tackle Kayden McDonald was on campus for an unofficial visit two weeks ago and loved his visit and now he will return on an official visit as the Gators try and continue the momentum with the Georgia native. McDonald is a big defensive tackle who likes Florida, Georgia, and Michigan State a lot.
UCF defensive line commit Isaiah Nixon surprised a lot of people when he committed to UCF but several schools including Florida have continued to recruit Nixon and the Gators will likely continue that into the fall.
Commit taking his visit
It won’t take receiver commit Creed Whittemore long to make the short drive over to campus but the Gators are hoping to have Whittemore recruit others to join him in Gainesville. Whittemore is a guy that the Gators like a lot and he’s solid with Florida.
Big unofficial visitor to visit
Joining the official visitors on campus this weekend will be a big unofficial visitor who’s scheduled to be on campus on Friday and Saturday.
Running back Cedric Baxter is in the process of setting up official visits but he will be back in Gainesville for his third visit since the spring. Alabama, Texas, and Texas A&M are all heavily involved with Baxter but the Gators are right there in the thick of it.