The Florida Gators own the No. 10 recruiting class and No. 7 for the Southeastern conference according to 247Sports with 21 commitments led by Jalen Tabor, Will Grier, Gerald Willis and David Sharpe, but a couple big fish are still out there for the Gators on national signing day.
The biggest target is undoubtedly Adoree Jackson (Gardena, Calif. Junipero Serra) who looks to be in a two-team race with the USC Trojans where the top uncommitted recruit in the nation visited this weekend. The addition of the two-star on Wednesday would make for a stellar day, but it looks like USC is in line to receive his commitment.
Damian Prince is another five-star on the radar of the Gators and the offensive tackle is in a two-team race with Florida and the local Maryland Terrapins. I think he commits to Florida where fellow D.C.-area product Tabor and he will be reunited.
Another offensive tackle to watch is Derrick Kelly, Jr. who will decide between LSU and Florida. The three-star tackle from Havana, Fla looked like he was headed to LSU as recently as last week, but the Gators have closed hard and fast and appear in line to get his commitment on Wednesday.
J.C. Jackson has been committed to Florida since June but has been a potential flip candidate with the Miami Hurricanes chasing the four-star cornerback, but after a surprise visit to Gainesville this weekend it looks like Jackson will remain committed to the Gators.
One other committed recruit who may flip is current Florida State commit Treon Harris (Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington) who looks headed to Gainesville after Miami and Auburn are not optimistic in flipping him from Florida State which seems resigned to the fact that they’ll lose the dual-threat quarterback/athlete.
C.J. Worton is not the highest ranked recruit that Florida is after on Wednesday but the three-star Worton is one name to watch and I like the Homestead, Fla product form South Dade to be a member of this class.
Bottom line is Florida is going to have another top-10 class despite losing Dalvin Cook, Ermon Lane and it looks like they’ll miss on Jackson, but there is still plenty of great talent on the defensive line and in the secondary coming in and flipping Harris where he can be an offensive weapon for Kurt Roper is an intriguing addition moving forward.