Recruiting roundup: Good “buzz” surrounding Florida Gators recruiting front
There’s a lot of good news on the recruiting front for the Gators.
You can thank Florida’s comeback win over Tennessee for that. We discuss some of the good news in this week’s recruiting roundup.
Here’s this week’s top Gators recruiting news:
* 2016 five-star Carver (Ala.) OLB Lyndell “Mack” Wilson released a list of his top schools in order of preference. The Gators are at the top of his list with LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon and USC following behind in descending order. Wilson tweeted he will wait until signing day on Feb. 3 to commit to a school.
Florida has two linebackers committed to its 2016 class — four-star Hoover (Ala.) OLB Jeremiah Moon and three-star Miami Norland OLB Vosean Joseph.
* 2016 four-star Dooly County (Ga.) DE Antonneous Clayton told Gator Country that the Gators are the “leader” for his commitment after attending Florida’s comeback win over Tennessee on Saturday. “I look at Florida as kind of a defensive school and I can kind of fit in and be an impact player,” Clayton said to Gator Country. “These past couple of games they played ECU and Kentucky and all them. I just have a good vibe about them.”
Clayton said he probably will take his official visit to Florida for it’s home game against Florida State on Nov. 28. He said he plans to wait until signing day to commit to a school.
* 2016 five-star Bradenton-IMG Academy DE Shavar Manuel was in attendance for Florida’s comeback win over Tennessee and left impressed. “Florida, LSU, Auburn, Florida State are my top four schools,” Manuel said to Gator Country. “Nobody is my leader right now but those are four schools that I’m looking at.” Manuel also said he plans to take his official visit to Florida after the season is over.
* With more than 20 players ranked in the Rivals250 for 2016 and 2017 in attendance for Florida’s 28-27 comeback win over Tennessee last week, recruiting is trending up for the Gators. “Well, I’ll tell you what, the buzz and the amount of guys that were just here (was big),” coach Jim McElwain said Monday. “The environment there again, I credit Gator Nation for that. We’ll see how it pans out come February, but it’s sure something that we were excited about.” (Click here for the full story)
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) October 1, 2015