Florida Gators visitors list for the Utah game

The Florida Gators will officially open the Billy Napier era on Saturday night when they host Utah to start the 2022 football season.

Saturday also marks another big day as the Gators will welcome prospects on campus to watch Napier and company in action for the first time.

The Swamp is expected to be full and so is the recruiting section as several top prospects have confirmed they will be in attendance on Saturday.

GatorCountry brings you a look at this week’s visitors list for the Utah game.


Napier going for the flip

Texas running back commit Cedric Baxter has been a top priority for Billy Napier and his staff and despite his recent commitment to the Longhorns, the coaching staff has stayed on the running back. That persistent approach has paid off some as Baxter and his father will be in the Swamp on Saturday night.


Top defensive backs to visit

The Gators have already put together a good defensive back class and on Saturday they will host two of their top remaining targets on campus.

Defensive back Cormani McClain might be the top remaining prospect on the board, and he will be in town to watch the game. McClain was in town for Friday Night Lights and the cook-out in July where he received the red-carpet treatment.

Defensive back Dijon Johnson decommitted from Ohio State shortly after visiting Gainesville in July and the Gators are sitting in good shape for the Tampa native heading into this weekend. Johnson wants to take visits before making another decision, but this is another step in the right direction for Florida.


Offensive lineman to visit

The biggest remaining need in the class is offensive linemen and offensive lineman Caleb Lomu is expected to make his first trip to Gainesville this weekend. Lomu has expressed interest in the Gators and Florida is hoping to set the stage for an official visit after this weekend’s trip.


Commits coming to town

Helping the Gators’ staff recruit these top prospects will be 17 of Florida’s commits in the Class of 2023 and 2024.

Quarterback Marcus Stokes, running back Treyaun Webb, offensive lineman Bryce Lovett, Receivers Andy Jean, Aidan Mizell, Tyree Patterson, Creed Whittemore, and Eugene Wilson will all be in town.

Defensive linemen Kelby Collins, Gavin Hill, Kam James, and Isaiah Nixon will be in town with linebacker commit Jaden Robinson and defensive back commits Jordan Castell, Shariff Denson, and Ja’Keem Jackson.

Florida’s lone 2024 commit will also be in town when linebacker Myles Graham visits the Swamp.


Underclassmen to visit

The great thing about having three-quarters of your current class filled is that you can start to focus on next year’s class and underclassmen and that’s exactly what the coaching staff will do this weekend. Several of the country’s top 2024 and 2025 prospects will be in town.

Here are the underclassmen expected in town.

2024 quarterback Davi Belfort

2024 quarterback Jake Merklinger

2024 running back Chauncey Bowens

2024 running back Anthony Carrie

2024 tight end Michael Smith

2024 offensive lineman Jake Guarnera

2024 offensive lineman Eddy Pierre-Louis

2024 defensive lineman/outside linebacker TJ Caper

2024 defensive lineman Kendall Jackson

2024 defensive lineman Booker Pickett

2024 linebacker Adarius Hayes

2024 defensive back Kensley Faustin

2024 defensive back Tavoy Feagin

2024 defensive back Jaylen Heyward

2024 defensive back Charles Lester

2024 safety Brayshon Williams

2024 athlete Fred Gaskin III

2025 quarterback Colin Hurley

2025 quarterback Antwann Hill

2025 running back Taevion Swint

2025 receiver Koby Howard

2025 offensive lineman Peyton Joseph


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.