Cornerback may be the No. 1 priority for Florida in this year’s recruiting cycle, and the Gators have several targets at the position.
But they have one less option on their board following Latavious Brini’s commitment to Georgia on Sunday.
The 4-star cornerback from South Florida visited UF in January and March, naming the Gators his leader after his first trip.
Brini backed off that stance in the spring after receiving more than a dozen new offers. In recent months, he made multiple visits to UGA as well as Miami.
Florida still has a handful of options ranked higher than Brini, who wasn’t a top target for the staff. Brad Stewart, A.J. Terrell, Shaun Wade and Marco Wilson are the names to watch, with Deangelo Gibbs, Deon Jones and Kary Vincent also planning to visit UF.
In addition, the Gators are expected to land Miami cornerback Shawn Davis.
Allen subtweets fellow Florida commit
Florida offensive tackle commit Kadeem Telfort always has flirted with other schools, but he showed them more love Friday.
Telfort put out his top 8 on Twitter, which consisted of Auburn, Florida, LSU, Miami, Maryland, Southern Cal, Tennessee and UCF.
Quarterback Jake Allen, the lead recruiter in the Gators’ 2017 class and their most solid pledge, didn’t appreciate Telfort’s announcement.
Allen reacted to the news mintues later with a subtweet, which is a Twitter post that refers to someone without directly mentioning them.
Recruits, please do not make a top anything if you're committed. Word of advice.
— Jake Allen (@Jakeallen_14) July 1, 2016
Two O-linemen deciding this week
A pair of offensive linemen considering Florida will decide this week.
July 6 is the decision date for Herbert, who appears to be headed to Michigan following his recent trip to Ann Arbor.
Reid will commit on ESPNU during The Opening. Michigan State is a heavy favorite to land him, according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
Gators among leaders for 4-star safety
Florida is in the mix for 4-star safety Hamsah Nasirildeen from Concord, N.C.
He lists the Gators as one of his leaders along with Alabama and South Carolina.
Nasirildeen visited UF on April 8 for the spring game.
“I really can’t explain it that well, but the coaching staff at Florida — I wouldn’t say they’re more friendly — but the way they just talk to you is different. I connected with them,” Nasirildeen told SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner.
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow @ZachAbolverdi