Canadian big man to visit Florida


The Gators will get a visit from a prospect north of the border later this month.

Eddie Ekiyor, a 6-9, 220-pound four-star forward from Ottawa, Canada, will vist the UF campus the weekend of the Tennessee game (Sept. 25-27).

Ekiyor is re-classifying to enroll in January of 2016, but wouldn’t be eligible to begin practicing until May and begin playing until the 2016-17 season. Miami, Villanova and Oregon also have offered Ekiyor scholarships.

2016 UF combo guard commit Eric Hester is visiting this weekend, along with 6-7, 240-pound 2016 combo forward Tyler Cook, a St. Louis product who attended the same high school (Chaminade Prep) as former Gator standouts Bradley Beal and David Lee.