Gators hosting 7 vs. 7 tournament, welcoming talented visitors


Before Florida’s staff hits the road for summer camp, the Gators will be hosting some of the top high schools from Florida and Georgia.

UF’s summer camp tour begins Friday in Gainesville with a 7 vs. 7 tournament featuring 18 high schools, including Dunnellon High, Edgewater High, Hapeville Charter (Ga.), Lakeland High, Lincoln High, Tampa Tech, Southridge and Vanguard.

Southridge will bring UF tight end commit Kemore Gamble, along with two recruits who have offers from the Gators: running back Bentavious Thompson and 2018 wide receiver Mark Pope.

Defensive back Shawn Davis was scheduled to make the trip to Gainesville, but he had to push his visit to June 12.

Tampa Tech will bring wide receiver Daquon Green, who gave the Gators his verbal commitment on July 24, 2015.

In addition to the opportunity to scout recruits up close in a competitive setting, several players will be visiting Gainesville and meeting with the coaching staff.

Muir High (Pasadena, Ca.) cornerback Elijah Blades will be making the trip on his own and staying through the weekend.

Blades had planned on committing June 12, his birthday, but said he had decided to wait until after his senior season.

Three-star defenstive tackle Jordon Scott gave the Gators his verbal commitment May 24and he’ll be in Gainesville this weekend. He recently told GatorCountry that the Gators are his “final decision, I’m not that type of guy.”

Dual-threat quarterback Kadarius Toney will be making the trip from Eight Mile, Alabama, to visit the Gators this weekend.

Defensive tackle Tyrone Truesdell (Augusta, Ga.), defensive back Brad Stewart (New Orleans, La.) and tight end Zech Byrd (Millbrook, Ala.) are the other visitors confirmed to visitor Florida this weekend.