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Florida staff hits the road
Florida coach Dan Mullen and his coaching staff hit the recruiting trail in full force this week.
Mullen, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, cornerbacks coach Charlton Warren and linebackers coach Christian Robinson conducted an in-home visit Sunday night with Maryland commit Noah Boykin.
UF Home Visit 🔷🐊🔶 pic.twitter.com/F3ZKoLsgP4
— Guapo 💰🤑💸 (@Guap2x) January 15, 2018
The 4-star cornerback from Woodson H.D. High School (Washington D.C.) chose not to sign early with the Terrapins and will officially visit Florida this weekend. He has already taken trips to Maryland, Notre Dame and USC.
Warren recruited Boykin last year when he was an assistant at Tennessee, so he has a link to the new Florida staff. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Boykin is ranked the No. 2 player in D.C. and the No. 33 cornerback nationally in the 247Sports Composite.
Mullen, Grantham and Robinson met up with defensive line coach Sal Sunseri in Olive Branch, Miss., on Monday to visit Fabien Lovett. The 3-star defensive end was committed to Mullen and Grantham when they were at Mississippi State, but re-opened his recruitment Jan. 1.
— fabien lovett (@fabo_54) January 15, 2018
Lovett is still considering the Bulldogs and officially visited MSU on Dec. 8. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman visits Ole Miss this weekend and the Gators will try to get him on campus later this month. He is ranked the nation’s No. 29 strongside defensive end.
Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales joined Mullen & Co. for an in-home visit Monday with another strongside defensive end, Malik Langham. The 3-star pass rusher from Lee High School (Huntsville, Ala.) posed with the five Florida coaches afterward.
— Malik Langham (@malik_langham) January 15, 2018
Langham has a handful of schools vying for his pledge. He has already officially visited Notre Dame and Vanderbilt and will take a trip this weekend to Alabama, the presumed favorite in his recruitment.
Langham is scheduled to visit Florida on Jan. 26 and will then check out Tennessee (Feb. 2) before making his decision. The 6-foot-6, 269-pound prospect is ranked the nation’s No. 31 strongside defensive end.
News & notes
- Top-200 overall recruit Tommy Bush has decided to give Ole Miss one of his last two officials visits. The 4-star wide receiver has already taken trips to Georgia, Michigan and Nebraska. Florida is trying to land his final trip along with Baylor and Notre Dame.
Official visit to Ole Miss this weekend.. #GoRebels🔵🔴
— 11 (@TheTommyBush11) January 15, 2018
- Florida extended an offer Monday to Malik Verdon, a quarterback prospect in the Class of 2021. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound signal caller from Lakota West High School (West Chester, Ohio) received his first scholarship offer from Mullen when he was at Mississippi State.
— Malik Verdon (@Malik_Verdon) January 15, 2018
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