UPDATE: Three-star DE Alex McCalister had a family emergency Friday and rescheduled his official visit for next weekend. He also postponed his announcement to Jan. 23.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp is hosting a commitment and three of his remaining targets this weekend.
The future Gator is Largo outside linebacker Jeremi Powell, who is taking his official visit earlier than planned so his mother could come. The four-star has been solidly committed since Febuary and received an in-home visit from Muschamp and LB coach D.J. Durkin last week.
UF is hoping to have more North Carolina luck with Clemmons, N.C., defensive end Alex McCalister, who is giving the Gators one last look before he makes his commitment Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. The 6-foot-7, 212-pounder visited back in the summer and is now making a return trip with his mother. North Carolina and Georgia Tech are the other finalists, but it’s believed to be a battle between the Gators and Yellow Jackets because of the coaching change in Chapel Hill.
Edwardsville, Ill., defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is also on campus this weekend. The three-star prospect checks in at 6-foot-3, 300 pounds and is being recruited by defensive line coach Bryant Young. UF currently trails Nebraska and Illinois on his leaderboard and the Gators appear to a long shot, especially with three DTs already in this class.
The final official visitor is four-star offensive tackle Jake Meador from Whiteland, Ind. The 6-foot-7, 305-pounder has been committed to Ole Miss since late June but opened up his recruitment after Houston Nutt’s resignation. Meador will arrive in Gainesville on Sunday and stay through Tuesday following his official visit to Indiana this weekend.
Florida was also expecting an unofficial visit from five-star defensive end Darious Hamilton, but he will now come down before or after his trip to Miami on Jan. 27.