Florida Gators Football Recruiting Update: March 15, 2016

    Florida Gators football recruiting update for the week of March 15, 2016 as Jim McElwain analyzes the 2017 crop of prospects.

    March 15, 2016

    Florida Gators football recruiting update for the week of March 15, 2016 as Jim McElwain analyzes the 2017 crop of prospects.

    Spring practice in Gainesville, Fla. didn’t have the best start.

    The Florida Gators are without Treon Harris and wide receiver Antonio Callaway, both of whom haven’t been with the team since January.

    The absence of Harris is critical for his development, since he was scheduled to work out at wide receiver instead of quarterback this spring. The reps he’s missing are crucial.

    Callaway’s absence is much more vital in the broad scope. With Demarcus Robinson having left for the NFL Draft, Callaway is expected be the team’s No. 1 wideout.

    With Harris and Callaway removed from the competition for now, Florida is looking for some if its younger receivers to step up, namely Joshua Hammond, Freddie Swain, Kalif Jackson, etc.

    Though the Gators still need to figure out who will be throwing the ball to them.

    Transfer quarterbacks Austin Appleby and Luke Del Rio came in as the favorites, and it’s been Del Rio who holds a slim lead. However, freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask have opened eyes, and they should heat up the competition as spring continues.

    That won’t stop McElwain from looking to add quarterbacks and receivers in the near future.

    Below is a sketch of how Florida’s 2017 recruiting class currently looks.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

    Florida Gators Football Recruiting Update

    Complete Class

  1. No. 24 Overall Class
  2. Total Commits: 3
  3. 5-Star Commits: 0
  4. 4-Star Commits: 2
  5. 3-Star Commits: 1
  6. Jake Allen: 4-Star, No. 16 QB, No. 201 Overall
  7. Daquon Green: 4-Star, No. 20 WR, No. 151 Overall
  8. Kadeem Telfort: unranked 3-Star OT

  9. Top Targets

  10. Dylan Moses: 5-Star, No. 1 ATH, No. 2 Overall
  11. Trevon Grimes: 5-Star, No. 1 WR, No. 5 Overall
  12. James Robinson: 4-Star, No. 18 WR, No. 118 Overall
  13. Jarez Parks: 4-Star, No. 3 DE, No. 42 Overall
  14. Tee Higgins: 4-Star, No. 7 WR, No. 40 Overall

  15. Swamp Talk

  16. Gators’ QB Competition Has Frontrunner
  17. Gators Going After No. 1 QB In 2018 Class
  18. Two Gators Decide To Transfer From Program

  19. Tweet Of The Week

    Scouting The Enemy

  20. 3-Star QB Daulton Hyatt committed to Arkansas (3/12/2016)
  21. 3-Star OLB Damani Staley committed to South Carolina (3/9/2016)
  22. 3-Star TE Chase Rogers committed to Tennessee (3/7/2016)
  23. 3-Star recruit De’Morreal Burnam, No. 28 OLB, committed to Tennessee (3/5/2016)
  24. 3-Star quarterback Roshauud Paul committed to Texas A&M (3/5/2016)

  25. Recent Florida Offers

  26. Kivon Bennett, 2017 3-Star, No. 29 DT, Unranked Overall, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  27. Grant Calcaterra, 2017 3-Star, No. 59 WR, Unranked Overall, Santa Margarita, Fla.
  28. Corione Harris, 2018 4-Star CB, New Orleans, La. 
  29. Trey Sanders, 2019 RB, Port Saint Joe, Fla.
  30. Elijah Blades, 2017 4-Star, No. 29 CB, Unranked Overall, Pasadena, Calif. 
  31. D.J. Johnson, 2017 4-Star, No. 20 DE, No. 233 Overall, Sacramento, Calif.

  32. MORE: 
    4-Star RB Decommits From Alabama After Getting Florida Offer


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