GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The nation’s No. 1 wide receiver has rescheduled his official visit to Florida.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, a 5-star recruit from Detroit, will make a trip to UF this weekend for the South Carolina game. The U.S. Army All-American was scheduled to visit the Gators on Oct. 8, but had to cancel after the LSU game was postponed.
Peoples-Jones named a top 5 last week of Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. UF is considered his No. 2 school behind the in-state Wolverines, so this trip will be key for the Gators as they try to land the early enrollee.
4 offensive tackles visiting
Peoples-Jones is one of four official visitors this weekend. Florida will also host a pair of commits in junior college defensive tackle Javier Edwards (Houston) and 3-star linebacker James Houston (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) as well as Navaughn Donaldson, a 4-star offensive tackle from Miami who is committed to his hometown Hurricanes.
Donaldson visited UF for Friday Night Lights and is still strongly considering the Gators. Another elite offensive tackle keeping the door open for Florida is Alex Leatherwood, a 5-star recruit from Pensacola, Fla. The Alabama pledge will be in attendance Saturday and has UF is in second place. He plans to make a final decision on Dec. 16.
As promised, 4-star offensive tackle Tony Gray (Lawrenceville, Ga.) will make a trip to Gainesville with his mother this weekend. Gray told SEC Country he likes the Florida staff but needs to get a feel for the environment on campus.
The Gators will also host K’Rojhn Calbert, a 3-star tackle from McMinnville, Tenn. He’s coming off an official visit to South Carolina and recently gained an offer from Tennessee. Florida has offered Calbert as well.
Top targets on deck
Under Armour All-American wide receiver James Robinson, a 4-star prospect from Lakeland, Fla., will make it to his first UF game this season. He has named the Gators his leader.
Tray Bishop, the nation’s No. 4 athlete from Dawson, Ga., is making a return trip to Florida after checking out the school in July. He’s currently committed to Auburn as a quarterback, but could flip to the Gators to play safety in college.
A trio of defensive linemen will also be at the South Carolina game: 4-star defensive ends Markaviest Bryant (Cordele, Ga.) and LaBryan Ray (Madison, Ala.) and Florida State defensive tackle commit Cory Durden (Newberry, Fla.).
Georgia is viewed as the favorite for Bryant, while Ray appears to be leaning toward Alabama. But they’re priority targets for Florida at the end position, and the Gators want one more tackle in the Class of 2017.
10 more commits coming
In addition to Edwards and Houston, Florida is expected to host 10 additional members from its commitment list.
4-star QB Jake Allen
3-star RB Malik Davis
4-star WR Daquon Green
3-star TE Zech Bryd
4-star OL Kadeem Telfort
4-star DE Zachary Carter
3-star LB Ventrell Miller
4-star CB Elijah Blades
4-star CB Marco Wilson
2018 recruits in attendance
UF will have more than a dozen underclassmen on hand for the South Carolina game, including 5-star running back Lorenzo Lingard from Orange City, Fla.
4-star RB James Cook, Miami (Florida State commit)
4-star WR Jacob Copeland, Pensacola, Fla.
4-star WR Warren Thompson, Seffner, Fla.
4-star WR Xavier Williams, Hollywood, Fla.
4-star OL Dylan Wonnum, Stone Mountain, Ga.
3-star DE Malcolm Lamar, Seffner, Fla.
3-star DE Kayode Oladele, Miami
4-star LB Quay Walker, Cordele, Ga.
4-star CB Gilbert Frierson, Miami (Miami commit)
3-star CB D.J. Ivey, Homestead, Fla. (Miami commit)
4-star S Nadab Joseph, Miami (LSU commit)
4-star ATH K’vaughan Pope, Dinwiddie, Va.