Gators hosting a handful of recruits Friday


With Florida Relays this weekend in Gainesville, the Gators are hosting a handful of prospects on Friday.

Four-star cornerback AJ Terrell will be on campus Friday after he unofficially visited Auburn on Thursday. Ranked the No. 20 cornerback in the country, Terrell has 20 scholarship offers, including offers from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Jean Marcellus, a three-star guard out of Jefferson High in Tampa, will also be in Gainesville. The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder has already picked up 11 offers, but has yet to receive one from Florida.

He’ll be joined by his teammate Jabreel Stephens, a defensive end/outside linebacker in the class of 2017.

The Gators will host Emory Jones, a dual-threat quarterback out of Heard County (Ga.). A prospect in the class of 2018, Jones has offers from Tennessee, Mississippi State and Georgia, among others.

Warren Thompson has already received an offer from Florida, but the 2018 prospect will be on campus Friday touring the facilities. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver out of Armwood seemed close to committing to Miami last week, but Thompson decided to keep the process open.

Among the visitors on campus will be four-star athlete Joshua Pascal out of Good Counsel (MD). The 2017 prospect has more than 10 offers already but has yet to visit any university this Spring.

Like Marcellus and Stephens, Pascal will be joined by his Good Counsel teammate, three-star outside linebacker/wide receiver Ayinde Eley. The 6-foot-5, 217 pounder in the class of 2017 has already received offers from Ohio State, Penn State and South Carolina so far this Spring.

After picking up an offer from Florida State on Tuesday, Aeneas Hawkins will be on campus Friday. The 2018 defensive end out of Archbishop Moeller (Oh.) is already receiving interest from several elite programs, including Clemson, Miami and LSU.

Furthermore, the Gators will have a pair of North Marion prospects on campus Friday. Jalen Patterson and Justin Watkins, a pair of 2018 athletes, will make the short trip to Gainesville to see the facilities. Watkins already has 17 offers, including one from the Gators and Florida State, while Patterson gave Miami his verbal commit on May 15, 2015.

Lamical Perine, a running back who signed with the Gators on Feb. 3, will also be on campus Friday.