Game preview: Under Armour All-American Bowl

Players began arriving Saturday in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American Bowl game that will be played next Thursday (January 2) in St. Petersburg.

Just as the Gators are well represented at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, where players begin arriving Sunday, four Florida commitments will be participating this week at Under Armour –Dalvin Cook, J.C. Jackson, Ermon Lane and Quincy Wilson. You can expect that all four will be working hard to keep Cook in the Florida fold.

The story line for months now has been will Cook actually end up at Florida or will he choose Florida State or Miami. That will all be over on Thursday when he makes his decision but for now there are a few days for the Florida commitments to convince him that the best place to spend his college football career is in Gainesville.

Here are a few targets that these guys should be recruiting besides Cook:

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson- Jackson hasn’t named a leader yet but the safe picks are Florida and LSU due largely to their track programs.

Defensive end Lorenzo Carter: Carter has said Florida and Georgia were his top two but the defensive end will visit Athens in January and likely won’t visit Gainesville. Florida does have the family in its corner however.

Running back Bo Scarbrough: If Cook flips the Gators’ best option at running back is Scarbrough and getting him to visit is a huge key.

Safety Jamal Adams: Adams will make his decision this week at the game on Thursday and it’s a battle between Florida and LSU. Will Adams follow his godfather Joker Phillips to Florida?

Defensive end Lorenzo Featherston: Featherston is a mystery man as he doesn’t talk to anyone hardly but the rumored top two schools are Clemson and Florida.

Cornerback Jalen Tabor: Tabor has said Alabama and Arizona lead for him but I don’t believe that as Maryland has always been a team to watch but can the Gators pull a surprise here?

Receiver Travis Rudolph: After Florida appeared out of the mix Rudolph told GC that he may visit Florida so that’s something to watch for moving forward.

Defensive end Gerald Willis: Willis will decided between Florida and LSU on Thursday and the hometown Tigers appear to be the team to beat because of distance.

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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, 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.