Recruiting

Davis impressed by DBU and Florida Gators offer

The Florida Gators coaching staff has been busy both on the field and off the field this week as the offers have been going out in bunches this week.

On Wednesday, Gators defensive backs coach Corey Bell offered 2019 defensive back Jaden Davis (5-11, 165, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas) after seeing him at his school.

“Coach Bell offered me,” Davis said. “He was not able to talk to me because I’m a 2019 guy but I was relayed the message by Coach [Roger] Harriott] today after he left the school.”

This is the 17th offer for Davis but the defensive back admits that...

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Ojulari excited to receive a UF offer: Florida Gators recruiting

There are well over 100 offers out for the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 but as the coaches visit schools this spring that number will increase some as more prospects are evaluated.

On Monday, defensive end Azeez Ojulari (6-4, 224, Marietta, GA. High) was a prospect that received an offer from defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

“Coach Rumph,” Ojulari said of which coach offered him. “They said that they really liked my film and how I play the game. They said they need to get me on campus soon.”

Ojulari has double-digit offers already but he admits that receiving an...

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Sandidge has “really high” interest in the Florida Gators

On Saturday, the Florida Gators hosted a rare visitor these days as most prospects are done with visits until after the spring is over with but it was a big visit for Florida.

Defensive tackle Rick Sandidge (6-5, 273, Concord, NC. High) was on campus this weekend with his family and it was a good time for his family.

“The visit was pretty good, I liked it a lot,” Sandidge said of Saturday’s visit. “Well not good, it was actually great. I had a great time seeing the campus. They were talking to me about the weight room and how they were getting that built up just for the football...

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Florida sits on top for Tillman after offered: Florida Gators recruiting

Last week was a big week for the Florida Gators recruiting classes as the coaches were able to get out on the road and see prospects during the evaluation period.

While out on the road the Gators offered 2019 safety Marcus Tillman Jr. (6-3, 203, Orlando, FL. Jones) after receivers coach Kerry Dixon visited his school.

“Coach Dixon,” Tillman said of the coach who offered him. “He talked to my coach and said that they liked my film and I was good at making open space tackles. He said that I’m quick and he loves my athleticism. That I’m also a big safety at 6’3, 203.”

This...

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Amari Burney focused on two schools heading into his decision

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier much like the rest of the Florida Gators coaching staff hit the road on Tuesday for the first time this spring and he was in the Clearwater area visiting players.

Athlete Amari Burney (6-1, 215, Clearwater, FL. Calvary Christian) was one of the guys that got a visit from Nussmeier on Tuesday.

“Coach Nussmeier came by to see me,” Burney said. “It went good, he can’t talk to me but he talked to my coach. He was telling my coach that I’m a big factor for them and they need me.”

Burney felt a lot pride on Tuesday in knowing that the Gators...

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Seider recruiting an Alabama RB commit hard for the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a running back last Thursday but they still have several big options on the board to fill the second spot in the class.

One of those options is Alabama running back Dameon Pierce (5-11, 205, Bainbridge, GA. High) who says running backs coach JaJuan Seider is recruiting him hard.

“Yeah, we’re still having communication with each other, talking every day,” Pierce said of Florida. “We’re still building that relationship with each other. Hands down Coach Seider is the one I talk to the most.”

Seider is a name mentioned by almost every recruit on...

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Campbell calls Gators coaches “the coolest Florida Gators recruiting

Tuesday was a big day for the Florida Gators recruiting efforts as the coaching staff went out on the road for the first time for the evaluation period.

One of the first visits made on Tuesday was to see offensive lineman John Campbell (6-5, 284, Orlando, FL. Dr. Phillips) and he received a visit from two Gators coaches.

Offensive line coach Brad Davis was one of those seeing Campbell and it was his first trip as a Gators coach on the road.

“Coach [Kerry] Dixon and Coach Davis was both there,” Campbell said of the Gators visiting him. “It went great with them, they told my coach...

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Fields intrigued by the Florida Gators need for a QB

The quarterback position is the most important player on the field and most of the time is the alpha male in the recruiting class and the Florida Gators are looking for their guy in 2018.

The coaching staff has several options on the board including Penn State quarterback commit Justin Fields (6-3, 221, Kennesaw, GA. Harrison) who has picked up several big offers lately including ones from Florida and Florida State.

“It’s definitely humbling getting offers from both of those prestigious schools,” Field said of his latest offers from Florida and FSU. “They’ve been pretty big...

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Recruiting territories for the Florida Gators coaching staff

The evaluation period is officially open for schools so they can now send coaches out to evaluate prospects at their schools. Coaches are able to visit each school twice during the evaluation period that runs through May 31st.

This is a big time for all coaches including the Florida Gators who have three new coaches on staff that will get on the road for the first as Gators.

With three new coaches, head coach Jim McElwain and director of player personnel Drew Hughes had to redesign the recruiting areas for each coach.

GatorCountry.com takes a look at the areas that each coach will...

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Jeffries calls his Florida Gators offer “a great deal”

It’s a holiday weekend but that didn’t stop the Florida Gators from hosting a pair of visitors on campus on Saturday afternoon.

One of those visitors was defensive tackle Darnell Jeffries (6-4, 271, Covington, GA. Newton) who enjoyed his first visit to Gainesville.

“It was a really nice visit,” Jeffries said of Saturday’s visit. “It’s a beautiful campus and everyone was glad to see me there. The visit was really about meeting with the defensive coaches and watching film. They were letting me know where I fit in the overall defensive plan.”

While on the visit defensive...

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Ezzard looking forward to visiting UF: Florida Gators recruiting

STOCKBRIDGE, GA.- The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 has already landed two receivers for the class but that isn’t the stopping the coaching staff from looking for more playmakers for the class.

On Wednesday, GatorCountry.com visited with one of the Gators big receiver targets that’s left on the board and he’s a big physical player that has offers from just about everyone in the country.

That prospect is receiver Marquez Ezzard (6-2, 213, Stockbridge, GA. High) who has seen his recruitment blow up over the last few months.

“A few schools have been recruiting me...

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Clement commits to the Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its sixth member on Thursday when the coaching staff added a big time running back.

Running back Iverson Clement (6-0, 190, Mount Holly, NJ. Rancocas Valley) announced his commitment to Florida on Thursday.

"I'm blessed to be in this situation but with that being said, I'm 100 percent committed to the University of Florida," Clement tweeted

Clement is the first running back to commit to the class as Gators running backs coach JaJuan Seider is looking to take two backs this year.

The New Jersey native visited Florida this spring...

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Williams likes the Florida Gators coaching staff

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.- The Florida Gators are looking for that alpha male to lead the 2018 class and that person is often the quarterback, which the Gators are still looking for in this year’s class.

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and head coach Jim McElwain have offered several quarterbacks so far but most of them are committed to other schools which means the Gators are going for the flip and they have a chance with a few of those guys.

One of those guys that Florida is after is Kentucky quarterback commit Jarren Williams (6-3, 205, Lawrenceville, GA. Central Gwinnett) who took a...

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Martin looking hard at two schools: Florida Gators recruiting

DECATUR, AL.- The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 has picked up steam over the last few weeks and they did that by getting a lot of prospects on campus this spring.

On Tuesday, GatorCountry visited with one of those prospects that visited Florida this spring in running back Asa Martin (5-11, 195, Decatur, Al. Austin) who recapped his trip to Gainesville.

“The visit, it was pretty amazing. I loved everything about it,” Martin said of his visit to Florida last month. “The campus, the facilities, all that, the coaches, the players, I got to hang out with them...

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Q&A with Florida Gators RB target Asa Martin

DECATUR, AL.- While GatorCountry was in Decatur, Alabama talking with Florida Gators running back target Asa Martin (5-11, 195, Decatur, AL. Austin), we took your questions and let the running back answer them.

Several GatorCountry members had good questions for Martin and he answers them below in our exclusive question and answer.

AS: What is the funniest recruiting pitch you’ve heard from a college coach?

Martin: “Funniest was probably a coach saying ‘I’m not gonna let this other coach out-recruit me’. That’s probably...

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Banks not receiving pressure to join Florida Gators program

Defensive back Sevyn Banks (6-1, 180, Orlando, FL. Jones) visited the Florida Gators on Friday for the spring game and he accomplished two things at once while visiting.

Banks is the younger brother of current Gators safety Marcell Harris but he’s also a big time prospect so he was able to visit a potential school for a visit, plus see his family.

This was the third visit to Florida this spring, but Banks was able to see a few different things on Friday.

"It was a good visit, I saw a lot of different faces,” Banks said of his visit to Florida on Friday. “I had seen the same...

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Smith motivated to catch Miami in recruiting: Florida Gators recruiting

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 had three of its members on campus for the Orange and Blue game on Friday night in the Swamp.

Safety C.J. Smith (6-2, 193, West Palm Beach, FL. Oxbridge Academy) was one of the ones on campus and he’s looking forward to seeing a packed house this fall.

“It was amazing, a great atmosphere,” Smith said of Friday’s spring game. “I heard it wasn’t the best atmosphere, but I’m coming to the LSU game for sure.”

Smith committed to Florida two weeks ago and he said several things went into him making that commitment to the...

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Johnson likes the Florida Gators’ DB success

Trinity Christian in Jacksonville seems to have a big named prospect year after year and the same is true this year.

Cornerback Tyreke Johnson (6-1, 191, Jacksonville, FL. Trinity Christian) is that guy this year and on Friday he visited the Florida Gators for the spring game.

“I loved it. I loved what I saw from their defense,” Johnson said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “It seems like they want the long corners inside the dude’s face and to challenge the receivers at the line is something very exciting, and I also like how the defense was flying around, hitting people. I...

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A smiling Goss couldn’t wait to commit to Florida Gators

Tight end Jalen Goss (6-5, 250, Valdosta, GA. Lowndes) was the Florida Gators second commit on Friday night when he announced his commitment while on campus.

Goss who visited Florida two weeks ago and picked up an offer during that visit explained why he decided to commit on Friday.

“I was here earlier today [Friday] and I went on tour and I liked everything I seen and I’ve also wanted to come here since I was in middle school,” Goss said on why he committed to Florida. “That also had something to do with it, and it’s close to home.”

The tight end that committed to Florida...

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Gammage joins the Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its fifth member of the class on Tuesday night when they received the second receiver of the class.

The fifth member of the class is receiver Corey Gammage (6-2, 188, Delray Beach, FL. Atlantic) who announced his commitment on Saturday afternoon

Gammage visited Gainesville on February 23rd where he got the chance to meet the new coaching staff including main recruiter JaJuan Seider.

While on campus for that visit Gammage explained why he liked Seider and what the message was from the Gators running backs coach.

“Coach Seider...

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Gouraige names the Florida Gators his leader

The offensive line position is one of the biggest needs for the Florida Gators in the class of 2018 and on Friday two big targets were on campus visiting the Gators.

Offensive lineman Richard Gouraige (6-5, 271, Tampa, FL. Cambridge Christian School) and his mom visited for the second time this spring and it was a successful visit on Friday.

“I love it,” Gouraige said of Friday’s visit. “Coach [Brad] Davis and all the guys and Coach Mac, he’s just keeping it real with me, so I just appreciate that a lot.”

New Gators offensive line coach Brad Davis is very different from...

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UF felt like home for Copeland: Florida Gators recruiting

Friday night was a huge night for the Florida Gators recruiting efforts and it showed with the number of visitors that packed South end zone of the Swamp.

One of those visitors was receiver Jacob Copeland (6-1, 182, Pensacola, FL. Escambia), who says this visit was just another good one to Gainesville.

“It’s always good to come down here to Florida,” Copeland said. “Coach Mac, as soon as I came up here he had me there with him, he had something going on, he stopped and came and talked to me. Me, him and Coach [Kerry] Dixon were chilling, you know, just like usual. I came up, it...

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“It just felt right” for Dunmore to join the Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class picked up its fourth commitment of the weekend and second on Saturday for the class of 2019.

2019 receiver John Dunmore (6-3, 170, Fort Lauderdale, FL. American Heritage Delray) committed to the Gators on Saturday morning after meeting with head coach Jim McElwain.

“It just felt right,” Dunmore said. “After talking it over with my family, I would like to announce that I’ve officially committed to the University of Florida.”

After Friday night’s spring game, the 2019 receiver explained why Florida was the school he liked.

"I've seen...

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Florida Gators recruiting visitors list for Orange and Blue game

Friday is a huge day for the Florida Gators recruiting department, as a lot of prospects will be in town for the Orange and Blue game on Friday night in the Swamp.

Jim McElwain and his staff changed the spring game to a Friday night to help create a better atmosphere for recruiting and this year’s visitors list is a good one.

Including in that list are three current Florida commits and several top targets in not only the 2018 class but the 2019 and 2020 classes.

Gator Country brings you a preview of Friday night’s visitors' list.

Commits coming to...

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Reed has a top three that includes the Florida Gators

Two weeks ago the Florida Gators hosted an instate offensive lineman from a school that has sent a lot players to Gainesville in recent history.

Offensive lineman Cleveland Reed (6-3, 327, Lakeland, FL. High) visited Florida to watch the Gators practice and he liked the visit.

“It was a good visit,” Reed said of the visit to Florida. “I just went up there to talk to the coaches and watch them practice. We walked around the facilities.”

While on campus to watch practice, Reed had the chance to meet new Gators offensive line coach Brad Davis.

“He’s a great guy,” he said...

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Rumph a personal favorite for Lamar and his family: Florida Gators recruiting

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 had several big targets on campus two weeks ago when Florida hosted a junior day for spring practice.

A lot of the guys on campus were instate prospects and that included defensive end Malcolm Lamar (6-5, 250, Seffner, FL. Armwood) who got to see a lot of things during the visit.

“It was great,” Lamar said. ”I talked to Coach Mac, that’s always great then we walked around the facilities. My mom and my sister walked around the academic center and the dorms but I wasn’t able to see all of that because I got there a little late. We also...

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Brown enjoys his first visit to the Florida Gators

Last weekend it was junior day for the Florida Gators and most prospects that visited were from in state, but one prospect traveled a long way to visit Gainesville.

That prospect was running back Leddie Brown (6-0, 210, Smyrna, DE. High) who made the long trek from Delaware down to Florida.

“It went great, I liked it,” Brown said. “I got to see the practices and see how everything works there. We toured the campus and got to see where the students live and stuff. And we got to see the dorms and stuff. I talked to most of the coaches too.”

During the multiple days on campus,...

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Jackson looking for answers from the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators only signed one tight end in the 2017 class after Zech Byrd didn’t sign with the Gators on signing day.

That means the Gators are looking to add at least one in this year’s class and on Saturday tight end Jarrett Jackson (6-4, 257, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. High) visited Florida.

“The visit went well, just a couple of things that I’m waiting to find out about,” Jackson said of his Florida visit. “It went great overall but there’s still some question about where I’m going to play at in college. I got to learn a little bit about the school,...

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Stevenson has UF as his leader: Florida Gators recruiting

An interesting thing for the Florida Gators recruiting classes is that the 2019 class has the exact same amount of commits as the 2018 class does.

This speaks volumes to the way Jim McElwain and his staff have continued to recruit players earlier in the process.

On Saturday, the Gators hosted several 2019 prospects on campus including defensive back Tyrique Stevenson (6-0, 175, Homestead, FL. South Dade) who enjoyed his visit.

“It was a great visit, I loved it up there,” Stevenson said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We visited the locker room, we went to practice and...

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Smith joins the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its third member of the class on Tuesday morning when it received a new commitment.

Safety C.J. Smith (6-2, 193, West Palm Beach, FL. Oxbridge Academy) gave the news that he was committing to Florida this morning.

“I want to announce that I’ll be spending the next four year at the University of Florida,” Smith said.

Smith visited the Gators two weekends ago and that was him and his family fell in love with Florida.

“This was my third time up here so I was letting my mom and granddad enjoy it,” he said. “They loved...

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