With the summer quickly approaching, Florida’s recruiting is looking to build on the momentum from the spring.
The Gators anticipating hosting five official visitors over the weekend, including a pair of highly recruited defensive backs in Bellflower (Calif.) prospect Chris Steele and Baton Rouge (La.) native Derek Stingley Jr.
Both prospects unofficially visited the Gators within the past two months, as Stingley arrived in Gainesville for Dan Mullen’s first spring game as head coach of the Gators. The 6-foot-1, 188 pound Steele is making his second trip in three weeks to UF from the West Coast after taking an unofficial visit May 18. Before committing July 7, Steele expects to take official visits to Miami (Fl.) on June 16 and the University of Southern California on June 22.
I’m here 😎🐊
— steele 🎒 (@KinggChris7) June 1, 2018
The Gators will also get an official visit from four-star Lawrenceville (Ga.) defensive lineman Jaelin Humphries. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Humphries has received heavy interest from Georgia and South Carolina as of late, but UF defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who has served as Humphries’ primary recruiter, has made a strong push recently, resulting in the official visit this weekend.
UF will also host another Peach State prospect in Buford (Ga.) native Riley Simonds. Ranked the No. 17 overall guard in the 2019 class by 247Sports, Simonds has narrowed his options to several schools, with Virginia Tech and the Gators the perceived favorites to land his services.
And UF will host a 6-foot-7 JUCO tight end making a career transition. Lucas Krull, a 6-foot-7, 255-pounder out of Shawnee (KS), originally signed with Arkansas to play baseball in 2016 before deciding to pursue a football career.
— Lucas Krüll (@Lucas_Krull_) June 1, 2018