Will Muschamp has been running his football camp for more than a week now, but the top prospects aren’t expected to really start rolling into town until Saturday.
Before we get into the weekend visitor list I want to give a few notes from this week and get everyone caught up on Gators recruiting.
Linebacker Adonis Thomas was in town on Sunday and didn’t leave until Tuesday morning and everything that I’ve heard is positive and the Gators feel very good with his decision looming on August 1st. Thomas’ coach has limited his interviews so chances are Thomas will be virtually quiet until his decision but we will keep a close eye on him and if he decides to visit Gainesville again we will definitely let you know.
Linebacker Roquan Smith was in town on Thursday and while his coach worked the camp, Smith watched from the sidelines and hung out with some Georgia boys like Michael Taylor and Jarrod Davis. The reaction that Smith gave me personally, plus the feedback I have received from others, points towards the Gators being in great shape for Smith. Georgia is a team to keep an eye on here but if Thomas commits to Florida, Smith could follow suit rather quickly.
Offensive lineman Michael Howard was another prospect that just took a quick visit on Thursday and the feedback I received from him was just so-so. He didn’t act overjoyed by the visit like most prospects do. Right now Florida has a few guys ahead of him but Howard is someone to monitor.
The bright spot of the week has to be the performance that cornerback Jeremy McDuffie turned in on Monday. I’ve heard from several different people who have told me that he looked like an elite prospect at camp and that Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson were smiling ear-to-ear about his performance. Florida sits in good shape for McDuffie moving forward.
Now that you’re all caught up, let’s take a look at the busy weekend ahead and preview who’s expected on campus.
Cornerback Carlton Davis (6-2, 178, Miami, FL Norland)
Florida defensive tackle commit Andrew Ivie (6-3, 285, Dade City, FL Pasco)
Florida receiver commit Derrick Dillon (5-11, 175, Franklinton, LA Pine)
Defensive end Richard McIntosh Jr. (6-4, 235, Fort Lauderdale, FL Cardinal Gibbons)
Defensive tackle Kendrick Norton (6-2, 292, Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian)
Defensive back Jaquan Johnson (5-10, 172, Miami, FL Killian)
Athlete Tim Irvin (5-9, 190, Palmetto Bay, FL Westminster Christian)
Linebacker Jeffrey Holland (6-1, 225, Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian)
Offensive lineman William Sweet (6-7, 280, Jacksonville, FL First Coast)
Florida receiver commit Tristan Payton (6-0, 187, Jacksonville, FL First Coast)
Linebacker Darrien McNair (6-2, 219, Ocala, FL Trinity Catholic)
2016 defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson (6-2, 275, Ellenwood, GA Cedar Grove)
2016 defensive end Shavar Manuel (6-2, 262, Tampa, FL Blake)
Funny tidbit: Roquan Smith is a very country guy from Georgia and he has told me several times that Will Muschamp thinks that he’s the most country guy he’s ever met. Smith thinks that’s funny and believe-it-or-not that’s something that draws his attention.