Invite-only cookout expected to draw top recruits to Florida


On Saturday, Florida coach Dan Mullen is prepared to start a new tradition in Florida: the “Great Gator Grill-Out” event.

The invite-only cookout appears poised to draw some of Florida’s top recruiting targets in the 2019 and 2020 class, including the nation’s top defensive back in Chris Steele.

Furthermore, the Gators will host North Gwinnett (Ga.) defensive back DJ Turner II on an official visit this weekend.

While the list remains fluid, and could drop-off significantly depending on the impending weather situation, take a look at some prospects who have indicated their intentions to attend Florida’s inaugural “Gator Grill-Out”.

2019 prospects

S Jordan Battle
TE Jahleel Billingsley
DE Khris Bogle*
DB Jaden Davis
LB Tyron Hooper – UF commit
DT Jaelin Humphries
DL Derick Hunter*
WR TJ Jones
OL Dontae Lucas – FSU commit
WR Dionte Marks – UF commit
DL Nathan Pickering*
LB Jesiah Pierre – Miami commit
OL Will Putnam
OL Jalen Rivers
DB Chris Steele
DL Lloyd Summerall
DB Trent Whittemore — UF commit

* = remains a “maybe”

2020 prospects

DB Henry Gray – Miami commit
DL Chantz Williams