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January 18, 2013

Weekend Visitor Preview: Nation's No. 1 due in

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  • Weekend Visitor Updates
  • Muschamp: Three more gone
  • Muschamp: Durkin the man
  • Parting Shots: Freshmen updated
  • LB Powell still an option
  • 4-star Auburn commit visiting
  • Parting Shots: The Transfers
  • UGA looking at UF commit
  • Durkin named UF DC
  • Parting Shots: Graduating seniors
  • Recruits react to Durkin
  • Recruiting secrets & surprises
  • Nation's #1 prospect visiting UF
  • Who will back-up Driskel?
  • How much will newcomers help?
  • Parting Shots: Early Entries
  • JUCO DT talks UF visit
  • Positional Review: Backfield
  • Will UF offer QB Woulard?
  • Reed talks UF official
  • ITG Recruiting Big Board
  • Impact Analysis: UF adds Anzalone
  • Video: Anzalone flips
  • The Replacements: Defense
  • The Replacements: Offense
  • UF enters race for DL
  • UF impresses 5-star Adams
  • Robinson to Florida
  • Analysis: Two more transfers
  • Holt: Loss not memorable
  • Smith: Small bump in the road
  • Early Entry Updates
  • Under Armour game awards

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    WEEKEND VISITOR UPDATES & TIDBITS
  • UF four-star commit has an SEC visit scheduled for next weekend
  • The latest on five-star Nkemdiche
  • When will Swanson pull the trigger?
  • Add one more official visitor
  • Five-star unofficial visitor
  • What's going on with Nkemdiche?
  • Nkemdiche at the basketball game today
  • One expected visitor no longer coming in this weekend
  • UF four-star commit visiting another SEC school this weekend
  • Out of state lineman already on campus

    After a relatively short official visitor list this past weekend, business is picking up considerably this weekend as Florida plays host to seven official visitors, including the No. 1 rated overall prospect in the nation.

    Here is a breakdown of who is expected to be on campus this weekend for Florida as well as a look at where the Gators' top targets are scheduled to be.

    1 five-star rated prospect
    3 four-star rated prospects
    3 three-star rated prospects

    Even though this is a big weekend on the recruiting trail for the Gators, there are still a few other top targets visiting elsewhere.

    Five-star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is set to visit Southern California this weekend. With the Gators being considered to be very much in the running for this Rivals100 member. Four-star defensive end Jason Hatcher will be there as well.

    Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams will officially visit Alabama this weekend. Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has been by to visit Adams at school twice since the contact period opened.

    Four-star linebacker Quinton Powell will officially visit Southern Cal this weekend. With five linebackers already in the fold for Florida, it was interesting that the Gators new defensive coordinator - D.J. Durkin - stopped by to visit with him this week in order to tell him that the Gators are still interested.

    Four-star running back Alex Collins will officially visit the Miami Hurricanes his weekend along with four-star defensive lineman JayNard Bostwick.

    Three-star wide receiver James Clark will officially visit Clemson this weekend.

    Three-star JUCO defensive tackle Jarran Reed will officially visit North Carolina this weekend after spending last weekend in Gainesvile.

    The Gators will also host four of their committed prospects for unofficial visits this weekend.

    That group consists of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, defensive end Jordan Sherit, defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and safety Nick Washington.

    University of Florida Official Visitors: Jan. 18, 2013

    ALVIN BAILEY
    5-11, 170 pounds
    Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
    Primary Recruiter: Joker Phillips
    Wide Receiver ranking: No. 13
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 101


    Level of Interest: COMMITTED

    Others: None

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    The Skinny: Bailey has not wavered at all in his commitment to Florida. Having him on campus this weekend should only help Florida's chances with Nkemdiche, a prospect Bailey talks with on twitter and hung around some while at Under Armour.

    TASHAWN BOWER
    6-5, 241 pounds
    Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata
    Primary Recruiter: Bryant Young
    Weakside defensive end ranking: No. 14
    New Jersey ranking: No. 9


    Level of Interest: AUB (COMMIT), FSU

    Others: None

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    The Skinny: While he may be committed to Auburn, Bower is still looking around at a few schools. With a few other guys left on the board that are most likely higher priorities at this time, even if he wanted to, I wouldn't expect any commitment from this prospect this weekend.

    MARQUI HAWKINS
    6-2, 190 pounds
    Columbus (Ga.) Carver
    Primary Recruiter: Joker Phillips
    Wide receiver ranking: No. 44
    Georgia ranking: No. 28


    Level of Interest: COMMITTED

    Others: None

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    The Skinny: There hasn't been much new with Hawkins. Though he said he planned on taking other visits, he hasn't. Despite what he said, since his commitment he has been 100 percent solid.

    KEANU NEAL
    6-1, 203 pounds
    Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter
    Primary Recruiter: Travaris Robinson
    Safety ranking: No. 9
    Rivals100 ranking: No. 81


    Level of Interest: COMMITTED

    Others: None

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    The Skinny: Neal was one of Florida's first commitments and from the very start there has been no change or second thoughts in his status or level of commitment to the Gators. Not only has he been rock solid, he has helped work on several other prospects while at camps and all star events. Throughout his senior season he has seen his stock rise, moving up roughly 200 spots over the last three ranking cycles.

    ROBERT NKEMDICHE
    6-5, 260 pounds
    Logan (Ga.) Grayson
    Primary Recruiter: Bryant Young
    Strongside defensive end ranking: No. 1
    Rivals100 ranking: No. 1


    Level of Interest: Medium

    Others: OLE MISS (1/25), LSU (2/1) & UGA

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    The Skinny: Many have the nations number one overall prospect tagged as a done deal for Ole Miss. However many of Florida's commits have been on him to take a visit and give Florida a chance. Having so many coaches and commits around him expect the red carpet to be rolled out. If this visit goes well Florida could perhaps work their way into the mix with Nkemdiche, but for now the smart money is on the Rebels.

    ANTONIO RILES
    6-4, 262 pounds
    Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer
    Primary Recruiter: Bryant Young
    Strongside defensive end ranking: No. 20
    Georgia ranking: No. 37


    Level of Interest: COMMITTED

    Others: UGA & MSU

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    The Skinny: Riles has stated he wanted to still visit a few other schools, but has never gone through with it. This is his first official visit, but he still has Michigan State and Georgia in his ear.

    KENNARD SWANSON
    6-0, 245 pounds
    Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson
    Primary Recruiter: Bryan White
    Fullback ranking: No. 1
    Florida ranking: No. 100


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: None

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    The Skinny: Swanson's coach told Inside the Gators there may be some good news from this three-star rated prospect while he is on campus. Though his academic situation has improved, he still isn't completely out of the woods just yet.



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