Ten offensive targets to watch for the Florida Gators in 2022

The Florida Gators have put together a solid 2021 class already and with the dead period being extended for so long, the coaching staff has had a chance to get to work on the 2022 class.

While the Gators only have one commit in the Class of 2022 so far, they sit in a good spot for several top prospects in the class.

GatorCountry is going to give you 10 guys to watch on both sides of the ball for the Class of 2022 and we will start on the offensive side of the ball.


Quarterback Jacurri Brown (6-4, 205, Valdosta, GA. Lowndes)- Brown has been to Gainesville more than any other school so far and he likes the Gators a lot. Brown has developed a good relationship with Brian Johnson already and that has helped the Gators become squarely in the mix for Brown.


Quarterback MJ Morris (6-1, 175. Carrollton, GA. High)- Morris is one of the top quarterbacks in the country and he likes how involved Dan Mullen will be in his development. Morris has taken a virtual visit with Florida already and talks with Brian Johnson daily. Morris has his pick of top programs to choose from but Florida looks to be a school that will be in it until the end.


Running back Jamie Felix (5-10, 190, Kingsland, GA. Camden County)- Florida was one of the first teams to offer Felix and have been out in front since then. Felix is an all-purpose running back that fits very well into Mullen’s offense. Auburn is also in the mix for Felix.


Running back Terrance Gibbs (6-0, 190, Oviedo, FL. The Master’s Academy)- The Gators have done a great job of getting in early on Gibbs and should be considered the favorites for the running back at this time. Miami is also heavily in the mix for the running back.


Receiver Jamarrien Burt (6-0, 168, Ocala, FL. Forest)- Burt plays both sides of the ball in high school but looks to be a receiver at the next level. Florida and Georgia have offered Burt already but the receiver doesn’t have any early favorites.


Receiver commit Syveion Ellis (6-5, 200, Miami, FL. Edison)- Ellis is the lone commit for the 2022 class and he just moved to Miami from Georgia. While Ellis says he’s solid with the Gators, he has taken a few visits to other schools including to Miami. The Gators will have to continue to recruit Ellis hard in order to keep him in the class.


Receiver Samuel Mbake (6-3, 205, Bradenton, FL. IMG)- M’Bake just recently named the Gators his leader as Dan Mullen is personally recruiting the receiver. M’Bake doesn’t want to make a decision until next year and he has several visits he wants to take but Florida sits in a good spot early on.


Offensive lineman Julian Armella (6-6, 300, Miami, FL. Columbus)- Armella had Florida as one of his top schools this spring but hasn’t been on campus yet. The offensive lineman was scheduled to visit Gainesville this spring but due to the dead period he was unable to do that. Armella is a FSU legacy and the Noles should be considered the leader early on.


Offensive lineman Tyler Booker (6-4, 290, Bradenton, FL. IMG)- The New Jersey native will be listed as both a top target on offense and defense as he’s a rare player who’s a star on both sides of the ball. The Gators look to be leaning towards putting him on defense but Booker isn’t sure of that at this time. The Gators have done a great job of recruiting Booker early on and are one of the favorites early on.


Kicker Alex McPherson (5-8, 138, Fort Payne, AL. High)- Normally I wouldn’t add a kicker here but the Gators have McPherson’s older brother on campus already and are in good shape for Alex now. McPherson picked up an offer from the Gators last year and while he’s keeping his options open, he has the best relationship with the Gators.

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.