GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is wasting no time in making sure it has a solid linebacker class for 2016.
After sending off three-star linebacker Dee Walker from his UF official visit Sunday, Gators linebackers coach Randy Shannon hopped on a plane to Alabama for an in-home visit with Jeremiah Moon of Hoover.
The four-star linebacker is committed to Florida and will officially visit next weekend. Moon took a trip to Mississippi State on Jan. 15, but told SEC Country he’s still solid to UF.
Shannon will quickly return to Gainesville for linebacker Vosean Joseph, who also visited Florida with Walker but isn’t leaving for Miami until Monday. The Gators are looking to solidify Joseph’s commitment following his recent visit to Alabama.
Florida did not offer Walker this weekend, but he may gain one down the stretch as Shannon aims to possibly add a fourth prospect to a linebacker class that currently consists of Joseph, Moon and early enrollee David Reese.
Next weekend Shannon is scheduled to host Lyndell Wilson, the nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker from Montgomery (Ala.) Carver. He has also visited Alabama and Georgia, his other two finalists.
Three-star linebacker Joshua Uche (Miami, Fla./Columbus) is no longer expected to visit Florida after committing to Michigan on Sunday.
This month UF also hosted linebackers Dontavious Jackson (Houston/Alief Elsik) and UGA commit Jaleel Laguins (Watkinsville, Ga./Oconee County), but the aforementioned targets are more likely options for the Gators.
Jackson, Walker and Wilson all plan to announce on National Signing Day. With Joseph visiting Florida and Moon up next, Shannon hopes to establish that no final decision comes from them.
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