Florida to host three prospects this weekend

The recruiting dead period ends on Friday and Florida will be sending coaches to St. Petersburg, Fla., and San Antonio, Texas to visit with prospects who are participating in the All-American games.

While some of the coaches will be on the road, the others will be on campus hosting a few prospects visiting Gainesville.

The key visitor at Florida this weekend is Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defensive end Demarcus Walker.

The Sandalwood prospect has been commitment to Alabama since August but recently has shown a lot of interest in the Gators and will be taking an unofficial visit this weekend to Florida.

Walker is an early enrollee who could enroll at Florida on Monday or keep his commitment and head to Alabama next week.

Another prospect visiting this weekend is Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams, who will be an official visitor this weekend with his mother.

This is the first of five official visits for Adams who will also see Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Auburn before making a decision on National Signing Day on Feb. 6.

Right now Florida is thought to be behind Clemson and Georgia, but Adams’ relationship with UF defensive line coach Bryant Young could go a long way to helping Florida land him.

Both of those prospects are 2013 prospects, but the Gators will also host a key 2014 prospect this weekend.

Chicago (Ill.) Hales Franciscan offensive lineman Denzel Ward will be taking an unofficial visit to Florida this weekend as he is in the state for the Under Armour combine.

The 6-foot-9, 285-pound Michigan commitment said he has a lot of interest in Florida and this weekend will go a long way to helping UF get in the mix for Ward.

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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 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.