Florida’s south end zone bleachers won’t be as packed with recruits tonight as it was last weekend for LSU, but the Gators are still hosting some important visitors for the Missouri game.
The most intriguing name is a wide receiver Deon Cain, a consensus top-50 overall prospect from Tampa Bay Tech.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder committed to Clemson on May 30, but that hasn’t stopped the Gators from pursuing him. This visit will go a long way in facilitating a potential flip for UF.
The Gators will again host Jacksonville Trinity Christian teammates Jeff Holland and Kendrick Norton, two of their top remaining targets at linebacker and defensive tackle.
Holland is believed to be favoring Florida over Auburn, while Norton visited last weekend and sounded like a UF-lean as he left The Swamp.
Florida will also host five of its 2015 commits — defensive tackle Andrew Ivie, wide receiver Kalif Jackson, offensive lineman Tyler Jordan, tight end Camrin Knight and lnebacker Adonis Thomas.
Getting Thomas on campus is big for the Gators. He told Scout.com this week that UF’s season has been disappointing so far and he’s looking at Alabama, Georgia and LSU “just in case the coaches at Florida do not stick around.”
A good visit along with a UF win over Mizzou could help the Gators solidify Thomas’ commitment and ease his concerns.