With Florida dropping its focus on Class of 2010 star Brandon Knight, the Gators have turned their attention to a pair of under-the-radar point guards.
The two 2010 PGs prominently on Florida’s list, according to sources, are 6-foot-3 Brandon Young of Washington, D.C., and 6-2 combo guard Chris Denson of Columbus, Ga.
Young signed with DePaul last November but is looking to get out of his letter of intent because the Demons fired head coach Jerry Wainwright. According to ESPN.com recruiting guru Paul Biancardi, Young is a scoring point guard who plays with a high motor. His strength is attacking the rim, though his perimeter shooting has improved during his senior high school season.
Denson, meanwhile, is a speedy lefty who can create off the dribble and score. UCLA reportedly also is interested in Denson.
Florida also is reportedly showing interest in Will Yeguete, a 6-6 three-star Class of 2010 wing player from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne (the same high school that produced former Gator guard Walter Hodge). Star 6-foot-7 wing player C.J. Leslie is planning a visit to the UF campus the weekend of April 17, but is considered a long shot to sign with the Gators.