As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators.
More from American Heritage?
The Gators signed three Fort Lauderdale, Fla., prospects last year from American Heritage High School, the 2016 state champion in Class 5A.
Both revealed Tuesday that they recently visited UF, with Nesta sharing a photo on Twitter of himself, Schwartz and their former teammate, Gators freshman cornerback Marco Wilson.
— Nesta (Jade) Silvera (@NJS_ERA) July 25, 2017
Schwartz plans to decide in September and Florida currently has the edge over finalists Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee and Southern Cal. Silvera has been committed to Miami for five months, but received an offer from the Gators in April and is considering UF.
American Heritage is also home to three more Florida targets: 5-star cornerbacks Tyson Campbell and Patrick Surtain Jr. and 4-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield, an Ohio State commit who camped at UF last weekend and landed an offer.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) July 22, 2017
— Tyson Campbell™ (@tysoncampbell_) July 25, 2017
Crazy week might get crazier👀 https://t.co/8PJRAiosiW
— Anthony Schwartz (@anthony_flash10) July 25, 2017
News & notes
- Matt Corral, Florida’s 5-star QB commit from Long Beach, Calif., announced Tuesday that he will not visit other schools this fall and intends to enroll early at UF.
- New Gators WR commit Ja’Marr Chase plans to visit LSU on Wednesday, according to SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman. The in-state Tigers will undoubtedly keep recruiting the 4-star prospect from Metairie, La.
- Reuben Unije, a 4-star offensive tackle from IMG Academy, named Florida in his top 7 on Tuesday along with Alabama, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina and UCLA. The Gators led for Unije early in his recruitment, but they appear to have higher targets on their board at this time.
- Trevor Trout, a 4-star defensive tackle from St. Louis, M0., received an offer Tuesday from the Gators. He revealed the news in comedic fashion.
— Trevor Trout ® (@totaltroutmove) July 25, 2017
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