Gators hosting Alabama commit, multiple unofficial visitors vs. Kentucky

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UF defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, left, and head coach Dan Mullen watch players during practice at the Indoor Practice Facility on campus. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Florida’s first SEC game of the 2018 season is expected to draw a lone official visitor, but there are many top prospects taking unofficial visits to Gainesville today.

Justin Eboigbe, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end out of Forest Park, Georgia, arrived in Gainesville on Friday night for his official visit. Eboigbe, an Alabama commit, fields a full slate of SEC offers yet seemingly remains locked in with the Crimson Tide despite multiple defensive linemen recently committing to the program.

Yet most prospects on UF’s campus for the weekend will arrive for unofficial visits.

Highly recruited wide receiver Trey Knox will unofficially visit Florida for the Kentucky contest as he continues to narrow his options prior to an October commitment. Tennessee and Florida are expected to be at the top for Knox, and he’ll officially visit both programs prior to pledging.

The Benjamin School defensive back Kaiir Elam will also unofficially visit Florida on Saturday. As he nears a decision, Elam has Florida, Ohio State and Georgia at the top of his list, yet has no commitment date in mind.

Florida also expects an offensive lineman who last visited Gainesville on July 27 for Friday Night Lights. Kamaar Bell, a 6-foot-3, 320-pounder, has been in contact with UF offensive line coach John Hevesy, but Hevesy and Co. will have to fend off in-state Georgia and Alabama if UF hopes to land Bell’s commitment.

St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Braylen Ingraham is considering multiple top programs as he nears a commitment, with Florida among a group at the top in consideration. The 6-foot-4 pass-rusher has kept in contact repeatedly with UF’s coaching staff throughout his recruitment yet the Gators will have to beat out Miami and Alabama to land the in-state prospect.

And after witnessing the Seminoles muster just three points in the season opener, four-star FSU commit Quashon Fuller will take another unofficial visit to Florida. Fuller spent much of the summer touring programs around the southeast despite a pledge to the ‘Noles, and Florida has recruited him consistently throughout his recruitment.

Columbia (Lake City) deep threat TJ Jones will make his second unofficial visit in as many weeks to Florida as he continues to evaluate the recruiting landscape.

When it comes to prospects committed to the Gators, Florida expects many members of the 2019 class, including linebacker Diwun Black, offensive lineman Riley Simonds and safety Trent Whittemore. Furthermore, 2020 QB commit Anthony Richardson is expected on campus with 2020 athlete Keyvone Lee.

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  1. The balance of power is returning to the U of F GATORS! The speed at which this happens will depend on how easily Franks can shift and speed or slow down when needed. We have a good reason to be excited and hopeful, but we will know more after several games starting with the one tonight. As long as Franks knows the plays and the plays are called correctly to be favorable against the type of defense that KY runs, then we will know how good Franks and the GATORS offense can be. I know our defense will be one of the best in the SEC (if not tops in all of the NCAA). I am looking forward to the game tonight. Will destiny be ours, or will destiny be a fickle B-word. LOL. GO GATORS!!!