Florida recruiting: Which 5-star prospects are seriously considering Gators?
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Which 5 star guys are actually looking a Florida? I see alot of "Florida is going places" and little real interest just compliments
— Falcons Fury (@southlyfe_gold) March 13, 2018
The Class of 2019 has 29 recruits with 5-star ratings in the 247Sports composite, and the majority of them hold an offer from Florida.
There are six prospects in the top 30 nationally who have shown more interest in the Gators than others:
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux (Thousand Oaks, Calif.): The nation’s No. 1 overall recruit arrived Friday for his first trip to Florida and plans to return this fall on an official visit. Southern Cal is viewed as the frontrunner for Thibodeaux, but he’s willing to leave California for college and has legitimate interest in the Gators.
RB Trey Sanders (Bradenton, Fla.): Despite attending IMG Academy, Sanders is from the Sunshine State (Port St. Joe) and his mother roots for the Gators. The former Alabama commit has been in contact with Florida running backs coach Greg Knox and plans to visit Gainesville to meet the new staff. Florida State and Miami also are heavily involved.
WR Frank Ladson (Homestead, Fla.): Ladson committed to Florida a year ago this month but decided to re-open his recruitment after the coaching change. However, the state’s top receiver says he’s still high on the Gators and will return to campus soon. Clemson and Miami appear to be Florida’s biggest competition for Ladson.
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