Top five offensive targets for the Florida Gators in the Class of 2022

The Florida Gators coaching staff is gearing up for a big Friday Night Lights event on July 30th that will be followed by a cook-out on Saturday following the event.

Dan Mullen and his coaching staff are expecting many of their commits to be in town as well as several of their top targets remaining in the 2022 class.

GatorCountry looks at their top five targets on each side of the ball in this two-part series and we will start on the offensive side of the ball.

This is the top five targets in our opinion remaining on the offensive side of the ball not including the current commits and these are in no order.


Running back Jaylon Glover- Glover recently picked up an offer from the Gators in June after working out for the coaching staff. Glover is a running back that can do a lot of things in Mullen’s offense as he’s able to flex out at receiver and catch the ball out of the backfield. Before Florida offered, Glover was thought to be leaning towards Florida State but the Gators are trending in the right direction now. Glover is expected to visit Gainesville for Friday Night Lights.

Receiver Evan Stewart- Stewart is one of the top players in the country and took an official visit to Gainesville in June and has continued to rave about that visit. Stewart is good friends with quarterback commit Nick Evers and is a guy that can do it all on the field and would instantly be one of the Gators top receivers if he picked Florida. Right now, Stewart doesn’t have a set date to get back to Gainesville but that will be key going forward.

Receiver Jayden Gibson-Florida and Miami are battling for the Florida legacy and Gibson is expected in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights. The Gators have gotten Gibson on campus multiple times this summer and they still have the official visit in their back pocket for the receiver. Gibson is a big receiver that the Gators are looking to add to the class to go along with the speed they have so far at the position.

Tight end Mason Taylor- Taylor is a recent addition to the Gators board as it looks as if Jaleel Skinner and Oscar Delp will head elsewhere, and the Gators are looking to add another tight end to the class to go with CJ Hawkins. Taylor is a guy that worked out for several teams in June and earned offers from them as both Alabama and Florida offered the tight end. Tim Brewster has impressed Taylor with his track record at the position and the Gators are hoping to get Taylor on campus for Friday Night Lights.

Offensive lineman Jacob Hood- The Gators offered Hood after he named a top five, but the Tennessee lineman says he will be in Gainesville for Friday Night Lights and this will be the Gators chance to move into contention with his top five. Hood is a tackle that the Gators really need to add to the class to go with Tony Livingston.

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.