The Florida Gators will start the 2019 football season on Saturday night in Orlando when they take on the Miami Hurricanes.
Both Florida and Miami will not be allowed to talk to recruits this weekend but they’re allowed to give tickets to prospects to attend to the game.
With both programs recruiting so well in the state of Florida, this weekend’s visitor’s list is loaded with top prospects in the Sunshine state.
GC brings you a look at this weekend’s visitor’s list for the Florida Gators and Miami.
2020 commits attending
Most of Florida’s instate recruits will be attending the game in Orlando on Saturday as 10 of the commits will be in town.
Quarterback Anthony Richardson has been solid to the Gators since committing and the quarterback will make the short drive to Orlando.
Receivers Jaquavion Fraziars and Leonard Manuel are also expected to make the trip to Orlando.
Tight end Jonathan Odom will watch his first game as a commit on Saturday when he makes the drive over from Tampa.
Offensive linemen Jovens Janiver, Richie Leonard and 2021 lineman George Jackson are also expected to be in town.
Defensive linemen Johnnie Brown and Gervon Dexter have been solid to Florida since committing and plan to watch the season opener.
Defensive back Fenley Graham is also expected to make the short drive to Orlando on Saturday to watch Florida take on Miami.
Offensive targets to visit
A few of the Gators top priorities on the offensive side of the ball are expected to watch Florida’s season opener.
Offensive lineman Issiah Walker is looking hard at the big 3 in the state of Florida and on Saturday he will get to watch two of those teams play. Walker has a really good relationship with the Gators coaching staff.
Receivers Kentron Poiter and Arian Smith are both big targets for the Gators who will have to replace several current receivers on the roster at the end of the year. The Gators are in good shape early on for Poiter after he visited Gainesville for Friday Night Lights. Smith on the other hand likes a few schools but it looks the Gators biggest competition is Georgia early on.
Auburn receiver commit Elijah Canion, receivers Bryan Robinson and Marc Britt are also expected in town for Saturday’s showdown with the Canes.
Defensive targets to visit
Joining the guys from the offensive side of the ball on Saturday is scheduled to be several top targets from the defensive side of the ball.
Alabama defensive tackle commit Tim Smith is the biggest name on the list and he says that he most likely will be in Orlando on Saturday. Smith is coming off of a visit to Gainesville for Friday Night Lights just days after he committed to the Crimson Tide.
Defensive end Donell Harris is also scheduled to be in town on Saturday after the defensive lineman reclassified to the 2020 class. Harris didn’t have Florida in his top five recently but he says that could change he plans to make it to Gainesville for a visit this fall.
Defensive backs Ladarius Tennison and Kendall Dennis are also scheduled to be in town on Saturday. The Gators are running a little behind both guys but both still communicate a good bit with the Gators coaching staff.
Texas defensive back commit Ethan Pouncey also says he plans to be in Orlando for the game, just a few weeks after he committed to the Longhorns.
2021 prospects to be in attendance
This game is important for recruiting in general but both teams could see a momentum switch with the underclassmen and several 2021 targets will be in Orlando on Saturday.
2021 RB Brashard Smith
2021 WR James Blackstrain
2021 WR Trevonte Rucker
2021 WR Mario Williams
2021 DE Bryce Langston
2021 Miami commit Savion Collins
2021 DT Leonard Taylor
2021 DB Corey Collier
2021 DB Xavion Sorey
2021 DB Jordan Young