It’s another big recruiting weekend for Florida coach Will Muschamp and his staff.
But this one won’t include any 2012 kids.
UF is having it’s first ‘Junior Day’ of the recruiting of the 2013 cycle and will be hosting a dozen prospects from next year.
With the SAT taking place Saturday, this weekend won’t be as packed as Florida’s second Junior Day (Feb. 18). Nevertheless, a couple of these visitors may very well end up Gators when all is said and done.
Atop that list is defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City). The 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman grew up a Gators fan and picked up an offer from Florida on Tuesday. If anyone commits this weekend, it would likely be Brantley. He will be coming down with his mom.
A trio of Tallahassee Lincolin teammates — linebacker James Hearns and receivers Taj Williams and Reggis Davis — are making the trip to Gainesville. The 6-foot-4, 165-pound Williams is one of the top WR prospects in the state and should be high on Florida’s wish list. All three hold offers from UF and participated in Muschamp’s summer camp. Williams and Davis are coached by former Florida receiver Jacquez Green. Green’s nephew, Kingsland, Ga., Camden County cornerback J.J. Green, will also be on campus hoping to gain an offer following a solid junior season.
Florida is hosting Gainesville linebacker Keith Kelsey Jr., the son of former Gator Keith Kelsey. The 6-foot-1, 219-pounder competed in Friday Night Lights and is still working toward a UF offer.
The last in the line of Florida connections is wide receiver Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood). The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is the teammate of 2012 running back commit Matt Jones and visited UF last weekend. An offer from the Gators would him 10 thus far.
Here the rest of Saturday’s expected visitors:
LB Daniel McMillian (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast)
McMillian had an impressive performance in the 2011 FHSAA State Finals and will be one of the top in-state linebackers next year. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder currently hold offers Alabama, Arkansas and Florida, among others, but he favors FSU early on.
ATH Jordan Leggett (Navarre, Fla./Navarre)
The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder currently has two offers with many more on the way.
CB Mackensie Alexander (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee)
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound corner committed to Tennessee on Jan. 11.
LB Darren Hambrick (Brooksville, Fla./Hernando)
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker has amassed nine offers.
DT Rod Crayton (Dadeville, Ala./Dadeville)
The 6-foot-2, 290-pounder has offers from Auburn, LSU, Miss St and Ole Miss.