Florida Gators Early Enrollees List For 2016 Recruiting Class

    Florida Gators early enrollees list and breakdown of prospects from the 2016 recruiting class who will be stepping foot on campus in January.

    January 4, 2016


    Florida Gators early enrollees for the 2016 recruiting cycle.


    The 2015 season was an up-and-down ride for the Florida Gators — to say the least. Florida made the transition from Will Muschamp, who’s now at South Carolina, to Jim McElwain, and so far it’s been a positive switch.

    McElwain made his first move in the game of chess by helping the Gators land a top 25 recruiting class in the 2015 cycle with basically a month of work put in.

    We all know how the actual season went. Florida was possibly a College Football Playoff contender before redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier was suspended. Grier is now transferring, and McElwain has made sure the quarterback depth won’t be as thin as it was this season.

    McElwain had much more time to work with the 2016 recruiting class, and it’s in pretty good shape with the list of early enrollees coming in. Here’s a look at who will be in Gainesville, Fla. for spring. 

  1. Chauncey Gardner – 4 stars, No. 8 CB
  2. Feleipe Franks – 4 stars, No. 3 Pro-style QB
  3. Freddie Swain – 4 stars, No. 23 WR
  4. Joshua Hammond – 4 stars, No. 45 WR
  5. Jordan Smith – 4 stars, No. 24 Weak-side DE
  6. David Reese – 3 stars, No. 14 ILB
  7. Stone Forsythe – 3 stars, No. 88 OT
  8. Kyle Trask – 3 stars, No. 90 Pro-style QB
  9. McArthur Burnett – 3 stars, No. 12 APB
  10. And here are the junior college transfers who will also be stepping on campus early.

  11. Mark Thompson – 4 stars, No. 1 RB
  12. Dre Massey – 3 stars, No. 5 WR
  13. Eddy Pineiro – 3 stars, No. 1 K
  14. The Gators are currently sitting at No. 8 in the class rankings but are still targeting 5-star outside linebacker Lyndell Wilson, 4-star wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers and 4-star cornerback Kristian Fulton.

    Landing any mix of those guys could help propel Florida into the top five.

    MORE: Florida Gators Recruiting Wish List

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