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Ge’mon Eaford plans to visit
Ge’Mon Eaford is one of the most coveted linebackers in the country for the Class of 2019.
The 4-star recruit from Deerfield Beach High School (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) holds more than 40 scholarships offers, including the Gators. They are one of several teams in the mix for the nation’s No. 13 outside linebacker in the 247Sports composite rankings.
“All the big Florida schools, Oklahoma, Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Georgia and Alabama,” Eaford said. “I don’t have a top school. I’m open to everybody. But if I was to say anything, Miami.”
The Hurricanes have an edge for the South Florida linebacker at this time, but the Gators are also trending. Eaford received an offer from Florida coach Dan Mullen in January after Mullen stopped by his school.
“Coach Dan Mullen, I love him,” Eaford said. “He was there when they were in their prime with Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin. So he’s a great coach. I will be visiting up there during the spring time.”
Eaford likes Florida’s new 3-4 defense and the changes happening within the program under Mullen, who is personally recruiting the 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker.
“That’s great knowing that the head man of the team is reaching out to me,” Eaford said of Mullen. “He keeps it real with me. He needs me there.
“My impression is they’re going to be how they were when Tebow was there. They’re going to be how they were back when they were in their prime.”
Eaford will take official visits in the spring and knows that Miami and Oklahoma are two of his destinations. He plans to major in sports management.
“I’ll make a decision some time in August,” Eaford said, “because I will be enrolling early.”
News & notes
- Mullen and his staff offered several 2019 recruits Monday: running back Marcus Major (Oklahoma City, Okla.), offensive linemen Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu (Corsicana, Texas), Donavan Beaver (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Keiondre Jones (Hogansville, Ga.) and defensive ends Terrell Dawkins (Concord, N.C) and Joseph Weté, a top-150 overall prospect from Washington, D.C. Jones, a 4-star guard, is the younger cousin of Florida quarterback Emory Jones.
— © (@keiondrejones) February 20, 2018
- A pair of in-state targets will be on hand for Florida’s junior day event on Saturday. Top-200 defensive lineman Derick Hunter (Fort Myers, Fla.) and former Gators safety commit Marcus Tillman Jr. both plan to be in attendance. Hunter’s recruitment is a Florida-Miami battle right now, while Ohio State appears to the biggest threat to the Gators for Tillman.
— MJ (@MarcusTillmanJr) February 19, 2018
I’ll definitely be at the university of Florida this weekend #Chomp 🐊🐊🐊
— Rambo hunter. jr (@hunterderick31) February 19, 2018