Start of spring football brings out UF staff


The UF football coaches hit the recruiting trail hard this past week with high schools in the state of Florida starting spring practice.

The Gators saw more than 30 prospects from the class of 2016, including 14 ESPN300 members and seven UF verbal commitments.

They checked out five consensus top-100 recruits in quarterback Dwayne Haskins, wide receivers Nate Craig-Myers and Eli Stove, offensive tackle Jauan William and defensive end Janarius Robinson, a Florida State pledge.

Here are the known visits made by the UF staff:

QB Woody Barrett, 6-2, 221, Winter Garden West Orange
QB Rex Culpepper, 6-3, 225, Tampa Plant
QB Feleipe Franks, 6-6, 211, Crawfordville Wakulla (LSU commit)
QB Dwayne Haskins, 6-3, 203, Potomac (Md.) Bullis School
RB Carlin Fils-Aime, 5-11, 174, Naples
RB Travis Homer, 5-11, 195, West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
RB Lamical Perine, 5-11, 210, Theodore (Ala.)
WR Nate Craig-Myers, 6-2, 202, Tampa Catholic (Auburn commit)
WR Eddie McDoom, 5-11, 178, Winter Garden West Orange
WR Isaiah Johnson, 6-3, 190, West Palm Beach Dwyer (Florida commit)
WR Kevin Stepherson, 6-2, 180, Jacksonville First Coast
WR Tre Nixon, 6-1, 168, Viera
WR Eli Stove, 6-0, 177, Niceville
WR Rick Wells, 6-0, 187, Jacksonville Raines (Florida commit)
OL Parker Boudreaux, 6-4, 287, Orlando Bishop Moore
OL Stone Forsythe, 6-7, 331,Winter Garden West Orange
OL Christion Gainer, 6-5, 280, Panama City Bay
OL Richard Merritt, 6-5, 345, Washington (D.C) Archbishop Carroll
OL Stewart Reese, 6-5, 333, Fort Pierce Central
OL Jawaan Taylor, 6-4, 330, Cocoa
OL Marcus Tatum, 6-6, 256, Daytona Beach Mainland,
OL Jauan Williams, 6-7, 306, Washington (D.C) Archbishop Carroll
DE JaQuan Bailey, 6-3, 230, Jacksonville Raines (Florida commit)
DE Eric Mitchell, 6-1, 221, Miami Central (Florida commit)
DE Janarius Robinson, 6-5, 246, Panama City Bay (Florida State commit)
DT Darius Whitfield, 6-3, 265, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s Episcopal
LB Jonathan Jones, 6-0, 212, Orlando Oak Ridge
LB Vosean Joseph, 6-2, 210, Miami Norland (Florida commit)
LB Emmett Rice, 6-3, 195, Miami Norland (Florida State commit)
LB Greg Simmons, 6-2, 225, Fort Pierce Central (Miami commit)
CB Tyler Byrd, 6-0, 194, Naples (Miami commit)
CB Chauncey Gardner, 6-0, 190, Cocoa (Florida commit)
CB Jayvaughn Myers, 6-1, 175, Dade City Pasco
ATH Tyrek Tisdale, 6-1, 199, Orlando Oak Ridge (Florida commit)