11 UF commits make ESPN300, all 16 rated four-stars

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If you’re a Florida football recruiting fan, you love ESPN right now.

On Wednesday, the four-letter network released the first edition of the ESPN300 for 2013 and thought very highly of the UF class.

The Gators have 11 members in the ESPN300 — tied with Georgia for third most — and seven are in the ESPN150.

Perhaps even more meaningful for Florida is all of its 16 verbal commitments are rated four-star prospects by ESPN. This differs drastically from Rivals.com, which rated nine UF commits as Rivals250 four-stars but had the remaining seven as three-stars in its latest recruiting rankings last week.

The definition of four-star prospect by ESPN: “These players have the ability to create mismatches versus most opponents. These players could contribute as a true freshmen and could end up as all-conference or All-America candidates during their college careers and develop into difference-makers over time.”

UF coach Will Muschamp and his coaches are telling recruits the class size will be 22, so there is only room for six more. But with the star rating and high ranking of Florida’s current commits and targets, the Gators should contend for a Top 3 class on ESPN.

Florida commits in the updated ESPN150:
No. 21 Kelvin Taylor (No. 1 running back) — up 1 spot overall/same positionally
No. 31 Caleb Brantley (No. 4 defensive tackle) — down 4 spots overall/same positionally
No. 41 Daniel McMillian (No. 3 outside linebacker) — down 3 spots overall/1 positionally
No. 48 Ahmad Fulwood (No. 7 wide receiver) — down 4 spots overall/1 positionally
No. 65 Keanu Neal (No. 6 safety) — down 1 spot overall/up 1 positionally
No. 83 Quinton Powell (No. 8 outside linebacker) — up 26 spots overall/1 positionally
No. 131 Nick Washington (No. 10 safety) — down 73 spots overall/6 positionally, mainly because of his recent labrum surgery.

Florida commits in the ESPN300:
No. 166 Adam Lane (No. 14 runinng back)
No. 204 Marqui Hawkins (No. 33 wide receiver)
No. 269 James Hearns (No. 9 inside linebacker)
No. 279 Dillan Lawson (No. 18 outside linebacker)

Florida targets in the ESPN300:
No. 3 Laremy Tunsil (No. 1 offensive tackle)
No. 4 Vernon Hargreaves III (No. 1 cornerback)
No. 6 Mackensie Alexander (No. 2 cornerback)
No. 24 DeMarcus Walker (No. 3 defensive end)
No. 34 Stacy Coley (No. 3 wide receiver)
No. 36 Ryan Green (No. 4 running back)
No. 39 Leon McQuay III (No. 3 safety)
No. 50 Alvin Bailey (No. 5 athlete)
No. 61 Priest Willis (No. 4 safety)
No. 66 Alex Anzalone (No. 5 outside linebacker)
No. 68 Marcell Harris (No. 7 safety)
No. 73 Demorea Stringfellow (No. 10 wide receiver)
No. 85 Elijah Daniel (No. 6 defensive end)
No. 96 Tyrone Crowder (No. 2 offensive guard)
No. 99 Greg Gilmore (No. 9 defensive tackle)
No. 105 Ebenezer Ogundeko (No. 9 defensive end)
No. 121 Josh McNeil (No. 3 Y tight end)
No. 124 Levonte Whitfield (No. 12 athlete)
No. 129 Marquez North (No. 15 wide receiver)
No. 140 Isaac Rochell (No. 12 defensive end)
No. 168 Demarcus Robinson (No. 23 wide receiver)
No. 189 Adrian Baker (No. 19 athlete)
No. 206 Stacy Thomas (No. 17 defensive end)
No. 227 Michael Hill (No. 17 defensive tackle)
No. 240 Jordan Sherit (No. 21 defensive end)
No. 244 Francis Owusu (No. 42 wide receiver)
No. 249 Scott Pagano (No. 19 defensive tackle)
No. 257 Asiantii Woulard (No. 12 dual-threat quarterback)
No. 270 Darius Latham (No. 22 defensive tackle)
No. 276 Carlos Burse (No. 48 wide receiver)
No. 286 Larenz Bryant (No. 13 inside linebacker)
No. 300 Antonio Riles (No. 27 defensive end)

10 COMMENTS

  1. As far as OL, we already have commits from 2 guards and a tackle. As far as I know, the last two targets at this time are Tunsil and guard Joe Fennell out of S Fort Myers, who doesn’t show up because he isn’t in the top 300 (but is a 4* on ESPN). I heard we stopped going after Crowder because we didn’t like his height when we evaluated him …

  2. As far as this list: great shot at Tunsil, Hargreaves, D Walker, Harris, E Daniel, Rochell, Robinson, Sherit, Burse; Woulard should be ours if we want him. Mackensie Alexander will play with his bro Mackenro, who doesn’t have a UF offer. Coley has his academics. LM3 has Mich USC Vandy top three. Gilmore is all LSU. Anzalone, Willis, and Stringfellow are possibilities but far away.

  3. Assuming class size is 22, my guess for last 6 commits:
    WR Robinson
    OG Fennell (Durkin owns that region)
    DE Sherit
    CB Hargreaves
    S Harris
    surprise! (probably a random DT or OL)
    Tunsil will be scared off by DJ Humphries. I’m scared to predict Woulard given our luck with QBs recently.

  4. Has anyone out there seen Woulard play, in person or on film? Is he the real deal? Does he have game? Can he compete in the SEC? How does he compare with Murphy, Driskel and Brissett? I live in Orlando. Last year all I heard about was Nick Patti.