Friday Night Lights: Florida football recruiting takes center stage

Friday Night Lights. The day Florida football recruiting fans have waited for the past year is finally here.

The Gators will host one of the premier recruiting camps in the country for high school prospects, with about 300 high school football players expected to participate.

Stars from the 2012 recruiting class litter the list of visitors, including Stefon Diggs, Tracy Howard, Tyriq McCord and Jordan Jenkins.

Gator Country will have live up-to-the-minute coverage of Friday Night Lights from our team of recruiting reporters at the Swamp. You can visit the link below to follow along. Below is a list of some of the top visitors expected in for Friday Night Lights, which will be updated as we confirm that players have arrived.

OFFICIAL: Live from Friday Night Lights!

2012 Recruiting Class

– WR Amari Cooper

* WR Stefon Diggs

– WR Jeremy Glinton

* TE Kent Taylor

– OL Evan Goodman

* DE Dante Fowler, Jr.

* DE Jordan Jenkins

* DE Tyriq McCord

– DE Quinteze Williams

– DT Dante Phillips

* DT Carlos Watkins

* LB Lorenzo Phillips

* LB Jeremi Powell

* CB Brian Poole, Jr

Attending but not participating

– RB Matt Jones

– OL Jessamen Dunker

– CB Tracy Howard

2013 Recruiting Class

* RB Kelvin Taylor

* S Marcell Harris

– QB Marcus Davis

– QB John O’Korn

– RB Greg Bryant

– RB Tarean Folston

– WR Eric Carter

– WR Travis Johnson

* WR Reggie Davis

– WR Chris Thompson

* WR Taj Williams

– DT Jay Ellison

* LB Darren Hambrick, Jr.

* CB Nick Washington

– DB Sojourn Shelton

– DB William Likely III

Upon confirming that each prospect is physically in attendance at Friday Night Lights, Gator Country will change the – in front of the player’s name to an *.

Coverage from prior to Friday Night Lights

The Uncommitted: There are several uncommitted prospects high on the Florida football recruiting board, some who will be attending Friday Night Lights. Derek Tyson takes a look at some of the top uncommitted prospects in the 2012 recruiting class and where the Gators stand with them.

Legacy Looking to Shine: One of the top 2013 prospects expected to be in attendance at Friday Night Lights is safety Marcell Harris, the son of former Florida safety Mike Harris. Amy Campbell takes a look at what the former Florida player’s son hopes to accomplish at Friday Night Lights.

The St. Thomas Star: Florida has snagged a number of top-notch recruits from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale. The new STA quarterback, John O’Korn, will be on hand to take part in the event and Adam Pincus has more.

Big-timing It: Florida’s Friday Night Lights event always attracts a bevy of top talent and a handful of 2012 studs will be present in the Swamp. Derek Tyson looks at some of the top 2012 prospects who will be on hand.

Early Look: A bunch of promising 2013 prospects will be at Friday Night Lights to showcase their skills in front of the Florida coaching staff. Adam Pincus dives in and goes in-depth on some of the players from the 2013 recruiting class.