Weekend Visitor Preview: Big surprises among 25-plus four-star and above visitors

Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments

With all of the weekend official visits understandably canceled, though it isn't your typical Florida-Florida State visitor list, it will still be a highly attended game with some surprisingly big names due in this Saturday including more than 25 visitors rated as a four-star or higher.


Only three of the 12 prospects currently committed to Florida are expected to visit on Saturday.

That isn't to say that others can't show up out of the blue – or even that the three expected in will make it for that matter – but as of today only four-star running back Terrance Gibbs‍, four-star wideout CJ Smith‍ , and three-star tight end Tony Livingston‍ are expected in for the game.

Two out-of-cycle 'commitments' scheduled to be in attendance are 2023 three-star wideout commit Darren Lawrence‍ and 2024 four-star running back Jerrick Gibson.


If this were written a couple of months ago, Mobile (Ala.) Faith Academy four-star linebacker Shemar James‍ would be included in the above category. Instead, he has since decommitted from Florida, but the Gators get a chance to host him for the first time since the summer.

Thomasville (Ga.) Thomas County four-star defensive lineman Gabriel Harris‍ was at one time committed to Florida State, but spoke highly of Florida after visiting the Gators over the summer. He is back on campus again this weekend.

Though he was originally scheduled to officially visit Florida this weekend, with those being canceled, Jennings (La.) four-star running back Trevor Etienne‍ is still expected to make the trip with his family for an unofficial visit so that they have a chance to take in a game at Florida before the season ends.

Clearwater (Fla.) ACA three-star offensive lineman Ramier Lewis, who was favoring Florida and Michigan State before John Hevesy was fired, will be in town for his fourth game of the season.


Three Class of 2022 offensive linemen who are committed elsewhere will be in town on Saturday.

Headlining the list is Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County four-star Florida State offensive line commit Qae'Shon Sapp‍. He visited UF a couple of times over the summer and then for the Alabama game. He'll return this weekend to see the program he committed taking on a program that was a finalist for him.

Also due in is Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central three-star offensive tackle Ja'Kavion Nonar‍ – who is committed to Maryland.

And finally, there's Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary three-star Preston Cushman, who is committed to Ole Miss.

He has already been on campus several times, but Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County four-star linebacker Jaron Willis‍ is committed to Georgia Tech but will see Florida again on Saturday.

Gainesville (Fla.) Bucholz four-star receiver Quan Lee‍ is the first of three UCF commitments who are scheduled to be at the game.

Joining him is 2022 three-star tight end Grant Stevens, who was also at the Samford game.

Then there's Alpharetta (Ga.) three-star running back Jordan McDonald has offers from the likes of Florida State, LSU and Tennessee, but is committed to the Knights

There are two defensive backs committed elsewhere due in on Saturday. Miami (Fla.)

North Miami Senior three-star Phillip Dunnam is committed to Indiana and holds a couple of Power 5 offers. His fellow Big10 commit, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett three-star safety Jordan Buchanan is pledged to Purdue.

The Gators haven't offered either of them yet.


Three of the top running backs in the state, if not the nation, over the next two classes will visit Florida on Saturday.

This will be the second game in a row attended by Lehigh Acres (Fla.) Senior five-star Richard Young‍. After sitting through the Samford game, he will be rewarded with a much better atmosphere this time around.

Then there's Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater four-star Cedric Baxter Jr.‍ The former Florida State commit has offers from across the nation, including one from Florida, and is considered a consensus Top 100 prospect in the next cycle.

And finally, there's 2024 back Anthony Carrie, who has multiple offers already, including from the likes of Florida, Georgia, and LSU.

Florida is finally getting 2023 Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit linebacker Troy Bowles – a consensus Top 50 prospect – on campus.

2024 Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy's four-star running back Stacy Gage has a ton of early offers, including from the likes of Alabama and Florida.

Windsor (Conn.) Loomis Chafee School 2023 four-star offensive lineman Olaus Alinen‍ said he will arrive early enough to take a full campus visit before attending the game at noon.

Since the summer, Cocoa (Fla.) four-star speedster Cedrick Hawkins hasn't been shy about the fact that Florida and Florida State were his top two. He'll get to see them square up in person on Saturday.

Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola 2023 four-star defensive lineman Derrick LeBlanc‍ is exactly the type of prospect Florida's next coach has to keep in-state. He is considered a top 50 prospect in the nation, but many expect him to head out of state as of today. Perhaps a Saturday in the Swamp can help change his mind.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Westside 2023 four-star defensive tackle Jordan Hall is beginning to be a mainstay on campus. He will be in for the finale to watch two programs that have already offered him.

Another in-state Class of 2023 four-star who has been on campus multiple times and will return on Saturday is Tampa (Fla.) Catholic linebacker Lewis Carter‍.

Returning to campus for the third or fourth time this year is Tampa (Fla.) Carrollwood 2024 four-star receiver Zycarl Lewis, who is the No. 13 ranked prospect in his class by 247 Sports, and has offers already from the likes of Florida and Georgia.

Not far behind him in the 247 Class of 2024 rankings, coming in at No. 18 overall is Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County four-star tight end Landen Thomas, who is closing in on 20 offers already.

Another Top 100 prospect from the 2024 cycle due in is Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard four-star cornerback Antione Jackson, the No. 53 rated prospect in his class.

Prospects in his class are currently unranked, but there is no more sought-after player in the state than Class of 2025 safety DJ Pickett, who has offers from everyone and anyone. He was a camp standout over the summer.


  • Isaiah Augustave (2023 three-star running back with offers from FSU, Oklahoma State and others)
  • Tyler Aronson (2024 quarterback with offers from Miami and Wake Forest)
  • Chauncey Bowens (2024 running back with a Miami offer)
  • Jayvant Brown (2023 four-star linebacker with 20-plus offers)
  • Mamariouis Brown (2023 defensive end out of Mississippi who has been offerd by UF and FSU)
  • Justin Brown (2023 three-star receiver out of Tennessee)
  • Jamarrien Burt (2022 former Florida three-star commit)
  • Jordan Castell (2023 three-star safety with offers from Alabama and Florida)
  • Nathan Castor (2022 three-star running back)
  • Paul Davis (2023 three-star athlete out of Georgia)
  • Sharif Denson (2023 three-star defensive back)
  • Darion Domineck (2023 receiver out of Jacksonville. Has a Miami offer)
  • Jonathan Echols (2024 tight end who has offers from UF, FSU, UGA and others)
  • KingJoseph Edwards (2024 four-star athlete)
  • Rod Gainey (2024 running back who has been offered by UF and visited for the last home game)
  • Da'Quan Gonzales (2022 three-star cornerback)
  • Myles Graham (2024 athlete with offers from Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina)
  • Stephiylan Green (2023 four-star defensive lineman out of the Peach State)
  • Landon Hale (2023 Yulee three-star safety)
  • Knijeah Harris (2023 three-star offensive guard with a UF offer)
  • Adarius Hayes (2024 four-star linebacker with offers from OSU, FSU and others)
  • Gavin Hill (2023 four-star defensive lineman ouf of Gainesville doesn't have any instate offers yet)
  • Tommy Kinsler (2023 three-star offensive lineman with a Florida offer)
  • Kenton Kirkland (2023 athlete out of Jacksonville with a Florida offer)
  • Josiah Lancaster (2022 three-star lineman out of Plant City)
  • Mike Matthews (2024 Georgia receiver with a few early offers)
  • Gavin Nix (2025 linebacker out of Orlando. Has a Miami offer already)
  • Michael Parkes (2023 in-state receiver with out of state early offers)
  • Kendrick Rapael (2023 three-star running back with out of state offers)
  • Jayden Sheppard (2023 safety out of the Panhandle)
  • Lucas Simmons (2023 four-star who visited UF for the Alabama game and is picking up offers)
  • Zander Smith (2025 quarterback)
  • Taevion Swint (2025 in-state athlete visiting for the 3-4 time this season)
  • Jaden Robinson (2023 Lake City linebacker who has offers from across the country)
  • Jack Tchienchou (2023 Atlanta safety with several Power 5 offers)
  • Tyler Williams (2023 three-star receiver from Lakeland with double-digit early offers)
  • Davin Wydner (2022 three-star quarterback)
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