GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s final push for its 2016 class takes place this weekend with 10 official visitors, but UF is also working on 2017 recruits.
The Gators will host their first Junior Day event Saturday, and 26 prospects for the next recruiting cycle are scheduled to visit Gainesville.
The 247Sports Composite rates 14 of the visitors as four-star recruits or higher, including Florida quarterback commit Jake Allen, five-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes (his teammate) and five-star athlete Dylan Moses, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit.
Moreover, half (13) of the 2017 prospects visiting rank in the Top247 nationally, according to the industry-generated average.
Simply put, this is an elite crop of underclassmen coming to UF on Saturday.
*QB Jake Allen, 6-3, 191, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida commit)
QB N’Kosi Perry, 6-4, 176, Ocala, Fla./Vanguard (Miami commit)
*RB Adarius Lemons, 6-2, 180, Clearwater, Fla./Clearwater
*RB Trey Sermon, 6-1, 206, Marietta, Ga./Sprayberry
RB Brandon McMaster, 5-9, 187, Kingsland, Ga./Camden County
WR Gabriel Davis, 6-3, 205, Sanford, Fla./Seminole
*WR Daquon Green, 6-1, 185, Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech (Florida commit)
*WR Trevon Grimes, 6-3, 180, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
WR Leroy Henly, 6-0, 182, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
WR Jordan Pouncey, 6-3, 186, Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park
*ATH Deejay Dallas, 6-0, 175, Brunswick, Ga./Glynn Academy
*ATH Dylan Moses, 6-2, 220, Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy
*ATH Bruce Judson, 5-9, 186, Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa
*DT Cory Durden, 6-4, 283, Newberry, Fla./Newberry
*DT Ja’len Parks, 6-4, 275, Newberry, Fla./Newberry (Florida State commit)
*DT Aubrey Solomon, 6-2, 280, Leesburg, Ga./Lee County
DE Chris Henderson, 6-4, 232, Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy
*DE M.J. Webb, 6-3, 260, Madison, Ga./Morgan County
LB DeMarco Artis, 6-3, 212, Seminole, Fla./Seminole
LB Walter Grant, 6-4, 220, Cairo, Ga./Cairo
LB Chandler Wooten, 6-3, 210, Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb
CB Latavious Brini, 6-2, 197, Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy Charter
*CB William Poole III, 6-0, 176, Atlanta, Ga./Hapeville Charter
*DB Daniel Wright, 6-2, 175, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
ATH Demetri Burch, 6-0, 175, Apopka, Fla./Apopka
ATH Tyree Gillespie, 6-1, 205, Ocala, Fla./Vanguard
2018 WR Amari Burney, 6-2, 205, Clearwater, Fla./ Central Catholic
* — indicates four-star rating or higher, Top247 composite recruits in bold