Saturday’s homecoming game against Missouri marks Florida’s first game in The Swamp in nearly a month.
With the postponement — and eventual relocation — of the LSU game, the Gators have yet to have a recruit on campus for an official visit.
Anthony Hines (Plano East), the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2017 class according to ESPN, and Cesar Ruiz (IMG Academy), the No. 1 center in the 2017 class according to ESPN, will take official visits this weekend to see the Gators face Missouri.
Headed to Gainesville, FL for my 3rd OFFICIAL VISIT#GatorNation
— S A U C Y ™ (@_OverCees) October 14, 2016
Hines has significant interest in Texas A&M and Oklahoma, and Saturday marks the first time Hines will step foot in Gainesville.
— ♕ᴬᴺᵀᴴᴼᴺᵞ ᴴᴵᴺᴱˢ ᴵᴵᴵ♕ (@TheAntHines_Era) October 13, 2016
But he does have a previous relationship with Gators assistant coaches Geoff Collins and Randy Shannon.
Ruiz arrived in Gainesville Friday night for his fourth official visit in as many weeks.
The highly recruited four-star spent the final weekend of September in Ann Arbor taking in the Wolverines’ 14-7 win over Wisconsin, and Michigan remains the favorite for his signature.
Along with the official visitors, Florida’s staff expects a full slate of unofficial visitors on Saturday, including several of the 2017 verbal commits.
Shawn Davis, Kemore Gamble and Ventrell Miller are expected to be in Gainesville by early Saturday afternoon.
Florida’s two 2019 verbal commits, Jaleel McRae and Jaquaze Sorrells, will attend their fourth home game this season.
The Gators will also have multiple highly recruited 2018 targets in attendance, including Reuben Unije, Warren Thompson and Lorenzo Lingard.
2017 – LB Anthony Hines (Plano East)
2017 – C Cesar Ruiz (IMG Academy)
2017 – DB Shawn Davis (Miami Southridge)
2017 – TE Kemore Gamble (Miami Southridge)
2017 – LB Ventrell Miller (Kathleen)
2017 – OT Tony Gray (Grayson)
2017 – DB D.J. Ivey (South Dade)
2018 – RB Jerome Ford (Armwood)
2018 – WR Warren Thompson (Armwood)
2018 – OT Reuben Unije (IMG Academy)
2018 – ATH Jermaine Eskridge (Jefferson)
2018 – TE Jarrett Jackson (Palm Beach Gardens)
2018 – ATH Jalynn Williams (St. Petersburg)
2018 – RB Charles Strong (Union County)
2018 – QB James Graham (Fitzgerald)
2018 – RB Lorenzo Lingard (University)
2018 – ATH Cam Taylor (Prattville)
2018 – ATH Kearis Jackson (Peach County)
2018 – OG John Harris (Mill Creek)
2018 – WR Mark Pope (Miami Southridge)
2019 – DE Jaquaze Sorrells (Largo)
2019 – S Jaleel McRae (New Smyrna Beach)
2019 – WR Trey Knox (Blackman, Tenn.)