The 3:30 p.m. match-up with LSU marks the biggest home game for the Gators this season, meaning a heavy contingent of 2019 prospects will descend upon Gainesville this weekend.
Florida and coach Dan Mullen are expected to host four official visitors Saturday, including heavily recruited four-star wide receiver Elijah Higgins.
Ranked the No. 9 wide receiver prospect in the 2019 class by 247Sports, Higgins is taking his second official visit of the year following a June 22 trip to Ohio State. No stranger to reaping rewards on the recruiting trail, Mullen said Monday he’s more than aware of the possible dividends the game could provide the Gators.
“I imagine it’ll be a big recruiting weekend for us, lots of guys come,” Mullen said. “I always think generally speaking when you look at recruiting, a lot of recruits and players that are out there around the country, a lot of high school guys, they want to see big games. When you have one, it’s a special deal.”
Aside from Higgins, the Gators expect to host four-star defensive end Byron Young, an Alabama commit, as well as four-star Cedar Hill (TX.) safety Lewis Cine. And four-star Gators defensive back commit Jaydon Hill will make his return trip to Gainesville, albeit this time on an official visit.
And Saturday’s festivities will feature a full slate of unofficial visitors, including 10 UF commits.
Take a look at the list of notable 2019 prospects expected in Gainesville on Saturday for unofficial visits.
Four-star offensive lineman Kamaar Bell (Moultrie, Ga.)
Four-star linebacker Diwun Black (Osceola) – Florida commit
Four-star offensive lineman Deyavie Hammond (Lakeland)
Four-star linebacker Tyron Hopper (Roswell, Ga.) – Florida commit
Four-star defensive lineman Jaelin Humphries (Lawrenceville, Ga.) – Florida commit
Four-star quarterback Jalon Jones (Baltimore, Md.)– Florida commit
Four-star defensive back Chester Kimbrough (New Orleans) – Florida commit
Three-star wide receiver Dionte Marks (Deland) – Florida commit
Four-star defensive tackle Lloyd Murray Jr. (Wichita Falls, TX.)
Three-star offensive lineman Riley Simonds (Buford, Ga.) – Florida commit
Four-star defensive end Lloyd Summerall (Lakeland)
Three-star athlete Ja’Markis Weston (Clewiston) – Florida commit
Three-star offensive lineman Ethan White (Clearwater) – Florida commit
Four-star offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson (Miami) – Florida commit
Four-star tight end Keon Zipperer (Lakeland)