GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida isn’t giving up on Nate Craig-Myers.
The consensus four-star wideout from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic eliminated the Gators this week, but UF is sending three coaches to visit with him Thursday. Craig-Meyers will hear from receivers coach Kerry Dixon II, running backs coach Tim Skipper and quality control assistant Marquel Blackwell, who has deep ties to the Tampa area.
Florida coach Jim McElwain still has an in-home visit to use on Craig-Myers, who currently lists Auburn, North Carolina and Ole Miss as his finalists.
McElwain and tight ends coach Greg Nord will be in North Carolina on Thursday night to go in-home with four-star offensive tackle Landon Dickerson (Hudson South Caldwell), who gave rave reviews of his UF trip to SEC Country. Two other visitors from last weekend will be seen by the staff.
Offensive line coach Mike Summers and defensive line coach Chris Rumph are heading to South Carolina for four-star offensive guard John Simpson (North Charleston Fort Dorchester), while linebackers coach Randy Shannon travels to Texas for four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson (Houston Alief Elsik), who named Florida in his final group on Monday.
Rumph will also check in on Gators defensive tackle commit Shavar Manuel at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy. Manuel officially visits UF this weekend.
Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins is in the Orlando area for underclassmen at high schools Apopka, Jones and Seminole. McElwain and Nord will check out seven local recruits — 2017 Newberry defensive tackles Cory Durden and Ja’len Parks (Florida State commit), 2017 Ocala Vanguard quarterback N’kosi Perry (Miami commit), Citra North Marion teammates Blake Vinson (2017 offensive tackle) and Justin Watkins (2018 LSU athlete commit), and Dunnellon teammates Ivory Mack (2017 athlete) and Maurice Goolsby (2019 wide receiver).
While in the Tampa area, Dixon, Skipper and Blackwell will also visit 2017 Gators wide receiver commit Daquon Green (Tampa Bay Tech) 2017 athlete Devan Barrett (Tampa catholic) and prospects at three other schools (Admiral Farragut, Jesuit and IMG Academy).