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Florida offers Isaac Taylor-Stuart
Florida’s recruiting board has added a new name with five stars next to it.
The Gators extended an offer Wednesday to cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart from Helix High School in San Diego, Calif. He is one of only five uncommitted 5-star recruits in the Class of 2018.
Honored to have received a offer from the University of Florida!! 🐊💙 pic.twitter.com/XGWGi8q7oA
— Isaac Taylor-Stuart (@Kingathlete5) January 17, 2018
Taylor-Stuart has a relationship with Florida assistant director of player personnel Otis Yelverton, and told 247Sports’ Blair Angulo the offer from the Gators shakes up his recruitment.
The 6-foot-2, 187-pound prospect plans to officially visit Alabama on Jan. 26 and Tennessee on Feb. 2. He has already taken trips to Texas A&M and Southern Cal, the presumed favorite.
Taylor-Stuart will decide between Florida and Georgia for his final official visit, according to Angulo’s report. He is ranked the nation’s No. 2 cornerback and No. 26 overall overall recruit in the 247Sports composite.
Taylor-Stuart is third cornerback to receive an offer from the Gators this week. They’ve also started pursuing 4-star CB Taiyon Palmer and Marlyand commit Noah Boykin, who will officially visit UF this weekend.
More top targets seen by staff
After meeting Tuesday with top-100 offensive tackles Nicholas Petit-Frere and Richard Gouraige in Tampa, Fla., Florida coach Dan Mullen and offensive line coach John Hevesy made their way to Apopka on Wednesday to see two more in-state linemen.
Mullen and Hevesy conducted in-home visits with teammates Ed Montilus and William Barnes, a top-50 overall recruit. They plan to attend the same college and will officially visit Florida together on Jan. 26. Barnes and Montilus visited North Carolina last weekend, and the Tar Heels are the biggest threat to the Gators.
Florida defensive line coach Sal Sunseri met with JUCO defensive end Dorian Gerald in California on Wednesday, while coordinator Todd Grantham paid a visit to Gerald’s parents in South Carolina. It was a power move by the Gators for Gerald, who is ranked No. 1 nationally at his position and plans to officially visit UF on Feb. 2.
Where’s #GATORNATION AT? I appreciate @coachsunseri coming out to see me.. and major shouts out to @CoachTGrantham for going to spend time with the family ‼️ Means everything to me #GOGATORS 🐊 pic.twitter.com/Rkn4Mtz59g
— Dorian Gerald (@TopNotchDG) January 17, 2018
News & notes
- Mullen, Hevesy and running backs coach Greg Knox also made a stop Wednesday at Lakeland High School, which is home to 2019 tight end Keon Zipperer. He is a top-50 overall recruit for next year and the Gators are one of his top teams.
Thanks to Coach Mullen @CoachDanMullen Coach Knox @CoachGregKnox and Coach Hevesy @CoachHevesy for stopping and checking out our guys and our program !!! ⚓️🐊⚓️ #NAUGHTS #GATORS pic.twitter.com/4u1ojlKG3G
— Lakeland Football (@LHSDreadnaughts) January 17, 2018
- Florida lost a 2019 commitment from 3-star linebacker Marcus Tillman on Wednesday night. However, he said UF is still at the top of his list. The Gators now have six members in their 2019 class, which is ranked No. 7 nationally.
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