Three of Florida’s eight verbal commitments will be in All-American games this weekend.
Center Tyler Jordan plays in Friday’s Under Armour All-America Game, wide receiver Derrick Dillon competes in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl and offensive lineman Mike Horton participates in Sunday’s Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
The Under Armour and U.S. Army games will feature several UF targets, including one who is scheduled to make his decisions on national television.
Consensus five-star defensive end Byron Cowart, who’s been dominating at the Under Armour All-America practices this week, will have Florida, Florida State and Auburn fans glued to the tube during Friday’s game. He’ll visit all three schools next month before deciding on signing day.
The following day, four-star safety Tim Irvin announces at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. With the uncertainty surrounding Florida secondary coach Travaris Robinson, Irvin’s primary recruiter, Texas likely lands the standout from Miami.
U.S. Army All-American offensive tackle Martez Ivey also planned to commit Saturday but will now wait until signing day.
Here are the players to watch from the three games:
Under Armour All-America Game
Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. ET, ESPN
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
No. 6 Adonis Thomas, LB, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett (Alabama commit)
No. 11 Jeff Holland, LB, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
No. 23 D’Anfernee McGriff, S, Tallahassee Leon (Auburn commit)
No. 71 Tyler Jordan, C, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
No. 73 Kendrick Norton, OG/DT, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
No. 1 Roquan Smith, LB, Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County
No. 3 Deondre Francois, QB, Bradenton IMG Academy (Florida State commit)
No. 10 Ray-Ray McCloud III, RB, Tampa Sickles (Clemson commit)
No. 55 Christian Pellage, OT, Brooksville Nature Coast Tech (South Carolina commit)
No. 99 Byron Cowart, DE, Seffner Armwood
*Under Armour practice sessions will be aired by ESPNU on Tuesday from 8-11 p.m. ET and Wednesday from 8-11 p.m. ET. The Sun will provide coverage from Wednesday’s media luncheon.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. ET, NBC
Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
No. 1 Jordan Scarlett, RB, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Miami commit)
No. 2 CeCe Jefferson, DE, Glen St. Mary Baker County (recovering from shoulder surgery)
No. 5 Deon Cain, WR, Tampa Bay Tech (Clemson commit)
No. 20 Tim Irvin, S, Miami Westminster Christian
No. 77 Martez Ivey, OT, Apopka
No. 84 Derrick Dillon, WR, Franklinton (La.) Pine (Florida commit)
*Miami Booker T. Washington tight end Devonaire Clarington, who announces his decision at the game, is no longer being recruited by Florida with the commitment of Daniel Imatorbhebhe.
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1
Santa Ana Stadium in Santa Ana, Calif.
Mike Horton, OL, Atlanta (Ga.) Lakeside (Florida commit)
Dwayne Lawson, QB, Tampa Hillsborough