UF staff set to watch several recruits in action


Florida coach Jim McElwain and his assistants are back on the road.

The UF staff hit the recruiting trail Monday and Tuesday, courtesy of the bye week. After a couple days of practice, McElwain & Co. will attend several games Friday night.

McElwain will see five-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers (Tampa Catholic) and his brother, Gators cornerback commit Jayvaughn Myers (Dade City Pasco). During the day, McElwain will go to Tampa Jefferson and Tampa Bay Tech, home of UF 2017 WR commit Daquon Green.

Florida receivers coach Kerry Dixon II is joining McElwain on his visits to Craig-Myers and Green, while secondary coach Kirk Callahan will stay for the duration of Myers’ game.

Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins will watch four-star defensive end Antonneous Clayton (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County), while offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is scouting four-star tight end Jacob Mathis at Tampa Berkeley.

Running backs coach Tim Skipper will be in Alabama for UF commit Lamical Perine (Theodore). Before his game, Skipper will stop by Saraland High (Southern Cal WR commit Velus Jones and 2018 QB Jack West), Murphy High (2017 DT Neil Farrell and 2017 LB Kendric Haynes) and St. Paul’s Episcopal.

Offensive line coach Mike Summers is seeing a total of five recruits: Florida OL pledge Brett Heggie (Mount Dora), Notre Dame OL commit Parker Boudreaux (Orlando Bishop Moore) and Winter Garden West Orange teammates Stone Forsythe (UF commit), Woody Barrett (Auburn commit) and Eddie McDoom.

Tight ends coach Greg Nord will be at nearby Newberry for 2017 defensive tackles Cory Durden and Ja’len Parks, a Florida State commitment.