Florida’s coaches will live and die by the Southeastern sword when it comes to recruiting areas, but they sure aren’t afraid of hoping on a few planes and venturing out. With the evaluation period in full swing, coaches are trying to spread the word as far as they can before getting back to their own team.
Coaches can go to high schools and talk to coaches and teachers, but can only “bump” into prospects and say hello and goodbye to them.
Here’s a list of some of the out-of-state prospects Florida coaches have checked out this month (commitments in bold):
RB: Savon Huggins (Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep), Quan Bray (Hogansville, Ga., Callaway)
WR: Charone Peake (Roebuck, S.C., Dorman)
TE: Jay Rome (Valdosta, Ga.)
OL: Tommy Jordan (Ridgefied, Conn.), Trip Thurman (Dover, Del.), Cyrus Kouandjio (Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha)
DE: Jeoffrey Pagan Florida (Asheville, N.C.), Sterling Bailey Georgia (Gainesville, Ga., East Hall), Ray Drew (Thomasville, Ga., Thomas County Central)
LB: Stephone Anthony (Wadesboro, N.C., Anson), A.J. Johnson (Gainesville, Ga.), Curtis Grant (Richmond, Va., Hermitage)
DB: Malcolm Mitchell (Valdosta, Ga.), Avery Walls (McDonough, Ga., Union Grove), Sheldon Royster (Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep)
ATH: Damiere Byrd (Sicklerville, N.J., Timber Creek), Damian Swann (Atlanta Grady)