Florida capable of landing wide receivers Justin Watkins, Jacob Copeland
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Do we actually have a chance to get both Watkins and Copeland?
— Taylor Brown (@tayb2315) January 17, 2018
That’s definitely a possibility for the Gators.
Watkins and Copeland are the top two remaining targets at the wide receiver position. Watkins is visiting Florida this weekend and Copeland will take his official visit to Gainesville on Feb. 2.
The Under Armour All-Americans have similar skill sets and would be dynamic playmakers in Florida’s offense. But would Watkins and Copeland want to play together?
Well, they already have and it was a smashing success.
— Pro Impact Sports (@ProImpactJax7v7) January 11, 2018
Watkins and Copeland were teammates on the Pro Impact Sports 7v7 squad and have a relationship off the field as well. They would not be opposed to attending the same college.
Moreover, these guys know Florida has a need for them and they’re not afraid of competition. Copeland was committed to the Gators when they had four other receivers in their 2018 class.
Watkins also has the ability to be a running back, cornerback and returner, so wide receiver isn’t the only position where he could contribute. Regardless, depth charts don’t concern him.
Copeland is visiting Texas A&M this weekend and Alabama on Jan. 26 before his final trip to Florida. He plans to decide on National Signing Day and will likely choose the Crimson Tide or Gators.
Watkins doesn’t have a timetable for his decision, but the Gators are considered the team to beat in his recruitment. He will be on commitment watch this weekend if his trip goes well.
The 6-foot, 192-pound Copeland is ranked the nation’s No. 11 wide receiver and No. 65 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite. The 5-foot-11, 172-pound Watkins is ranked No. 21 at his position and No. 115 nationally.