Previewing the Florida Gators 7-on-7 tournament

The Florida Gators will get their summer camp circuit underway on Friday night when they host a 7-on-7 tournament in Gainesville. In addition to the 7-on-7 tournament the Gators will host a offensive line/defensive line camp on Friday night.

Last year the 7-on-7 tournament produced two commits and the Gators also had several of its commits on campus where the Florida coaching staff was able to evaluate them in person.

This year’s Friday night event is packed with a lot of good high school football teams from Florida and one from Georgia that will be competing in Gainesville.  GatorCountry brings you a preview of the teams and players that will be in town for this week’s event as 18 high schools are scheduled to participate.

Dunnellon high school is scheduled to bring its team to Gainesville and they have two really good players on its team. Athlete Ivory Mack (6-0, 183) and 2019 receiver Maurice Goolsby (6-5, 193) are both names that will be playing college football soon. Goolsby already has a Florida offer as well as several other SEC and big name offers.

Edgewater high school from central Florida and Hallandale high will be in attendance. Hallandale produced receiver Josh Hammond who early enrolled at Florida this spring and had a good spring football season.

Miramar High is annually one of the top teams in South Florida and they have defensive back Brian Edwards (6-2, 188) on their team. Edwards is one of the most sought after defensive backs in 2017.

Hapeville Charter out of Georgia will make the drive down to Gainesville this Friday.  Georgia defensive back commit William Poole (6-1, 175) is on this team but the Gators don’t seem to be after Poole anymore.

Lakeland High School has been known in the past as a Gator friendly school and this year they have receiver James Robinson (6-3, 198) and running back AJ Davis (5-10, 198) on its team.

Lincoln High School that has former Gator receiver Jacquez Green on staff will be in Gainesville on Friday night. Lincoln usually has a really good football team with several college players on it.

Southridge High in South Florida is absolutely loaded this year and they will bring defensive back Shawn Davis (6-1, 195), Florida tight end commit Kemore Gamble (6-3, 220), Miami running back commit Bentavious Thompson (6-0, 183), 2018 athlete Mark Pope (6-1, 162) and defensive end Deandre Johnson (6-3, 234) with them this weekend. All of those players except Johnson have a Gators offer at this time.

Tampa Tech is home to Gators receiver commit Daquon Green (6-1, 192) and they will be in town on Friday. 2018 defensive end Jonathan King (6-3, 240) will participate in the defensive line camp as well. King has a Gators offer already.

Vanguard is a school that should have a good season in 2016 and they have defensive back Tyree Gillespie (6-1, 200) who has multiple Division I offers already. Gillespie is looking for a Florida.

Stay tuned to for more previews and updates on the Florida Gators camps this summer.

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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.