National Signing Day is fast approaching and with just one weekend left for recruits to take official visits, the Gators are getting visits from some top recruits. Here is a list of 10 recruits that will be visiting the Gators this weekend.
#1 DE K’Lavon Chaisson
Chaisson has stated that his top two schools are LSU and Texas. However, the Gators have been making a push for him this past month and are glad to be getting him on campus. The Gators were able to talk Chaisson into canceling his trip to USC which made him available to come to Gainesville this weekend.
#2 DE LaBryan Ray
The Gators were at one point likely to get LaBryan Ray but things have cooled off since and it looks as though he may end up in Alabama. If the Gators are able to land Ray it would definitely help propel their draft class up the rankings. The Gators do have Zach Carter already committed but adding Chaisson or Ray would be amazing.
#3 OL Kai-Leon Herbert
It looked like for awhile that Herbert would be a Michigan Wolverine come next season when the Gators faced them. Herbert has since decommitted from Michigan and will be taking his final visit to Florida. The Gators benefited greatly for being there for Herbert throughout his injury. This will be a race between Florida and Miami and I like our odds getting the final visit.
#4 DT Breyon Gaddy
Breyon and his brother, Brandon, have narrowed their list down to Maryland or Florida. This will be a good time to impress the brothers before National Signing Day. Florida has a lot of DT in the mix this class and ultimately needs to sign at least two this class.
#5 DB Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards will visit the Gators this weekend. Edwards is an extremely talented Defensive Back and would be a great addition to the unit who is losing so many key pieces. The age old saying at DBU is we don’t rebuild, we reload. The Gators would be reloading with Edwards. It seems to be a battle between Florida and Miami, having the last visit will help Florida’s chances.
#6 DB Brad Stewart
The Gators are the favorite to land this talented Defensive Back. But the Gators are in a battle with Arkansas and Arizona State. The Gators could use his talents after losing so many key players to the draft this year. If the Gators end up with both Stewart and Edwards, opposing QB’s and coaches will have nightmares. We like our chances with Stewart.
# 7 DT Brandon Gaddy
Brandon and Breyon seem to be a package deal. This will be great if the Gators can get these brothers. Our last brother deal was the Pounceys, they worked out well for us. It’s between Maryland (DJ Durkin is their Head Coach, was Florida’s old DC) and Florida.
#8 TE Zech Byrd
Gator commit Zech Byrd will be in Gainesville this weekend taking an official visit. Byrd has a huge frame at 6’6 235 so we like what he brings to the table. Byrd isn’t at risk of flipping at this moment but it will be nice to get him on campus and around other recruits.
#9 DT DeVonte Wyatt (Georgia Commit)
Three star Georgia commit Devonte Wyatt had a in home visit from Coach McElwain last week. Wyatt thought that the meeting with Coach Mac went very well and he really likes the opportunities the Gators present. Wyatt believes that the Gators are on to something and that the Gators are next in line to win the Championship. This is encouraging news for the Gators who have been looking at Wyatt since early December. Wyatt was originally committed to South Carolina before flipping to Georgia. Wyatt will ultimately be making his final decision on National Signing Day, February 1st.
#10 OT Zalontae Hillery (Miami Commit)
Three star Miami commit Zalontae Hillery will be in town this weekend to check out what the Gators have to offer. As much as we love flipping Miami commits (seems to happen a lot for us) it will be a tough sell for the Gators. But crazier things have happened.