As many as three future Gators could be in town this week as Florida begins its summer camps.
Four-star cornerback Elijah Blades is making his first-ever visit to UF, his dream school growing up in Pasadena, Calif. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder was originally scheduled to commit on June 12, then pushed back his decision after some recent offers.
But the Gators have long been considered the team to beat for Blades, and his trip could strengthen that lead over Arizona, Nebraska and others.
Florida’s newest commits, athlete Kadarius Toney (Prichard, Ala.) and defensive tackle Jordon Scott (Largo, Fla.), will also make their way to Gainesville. Toney received an offer from Alabama two weeks after his pledge to UF last month.
I Will Be In Gainesville This Weekend?✊?? pic.twitter.com/jpRkkbrjKr
— C2N® (@kadariustoney) June 1, 2016
In addition to Blades, the Gators will host three more out-of-state targets in tight end Zech Byrd (Millbrook, Ala.), cornerback Brad Stewart (New Orleans, La.) and defensive tackle Tyrone Truesdell (Augusta, Ga.).
Florida could also have Alabama offensive tackle commit Alex Leatherwood on campus this weekend. The five-star recruit from Pensacola, Fla., is considering another trip to UF after his visit for the spring game.
UF this weekend maybe ??
— woodrow™ (@Alskee_) June 1, 2016
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Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow @ZachAbolverdi