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10 2020 out-of-state prospects the Gator Nation needs to know

February 16, 2019

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Now that the books are closed on the Class of 2019 it is time to turn our full attention to the Class of 2020. Though there are over 10 months remaining in this cycle before the early signing period, it's never too early to pay attention to those who are top targets in the recruiting cycle.

Here are 10 out-of-state prospects in the Class of 2020 that the Gator Nation needs to know.


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Jaheim Bell‍ -  The only prospect on the list who doesn't already have an offer from Florida. He camped with the Gators twice last summer when he was flying a bit under the radar, but ranked as our No. 8 overall camper when we broke down the performances. Now he is approaching 30 offers and thinks highly of the Gators. There's no question he will be back on campus, but will UF show more interest?

Related: Top 15 camp performers

Bryan Bresee‍ - After visiting Florida last year for Friday Night Lights (though he didn't stay for the camp), though he said he wanted to return, Florida wasn't able to get him back on campus before he named his top six back in November. He is exactly the type of defensive lineman Florida hasn't been able to sign in the last several cycles. Plus, he doesn't seem to be married to staying in-state to play for Georgia.

Related: Bresee wants to see Florida again

Jordan Burch‍ - After making a surprise visit to Florida last June for a one day camp, Burch said he had high interest in the Gators, but now the question is where does he stand without Sal Sunseri, who he worked with extensively that day, no longer on staff? 

Related: Florida offers elite camp standout

Jacolbe Cowan‍ - When his teammate Kedrick Bingley-Jones‍ decommitted from Florida, the Gators chances with Cowan likely faded considerably. However, he still has UF under consideration. He was scheduled to visit Gainesville last year for the LSU game, but didn't make it in. Much like every other kid on this list, the Gators getting him on campus this spring or summer will be the biggest indication as to whether they will be a factor going forward.

Justin Flowe‍ - This will seem a bit contradictory considering how badly I railed against Florida relying so much on recruiting California last spring. However, don't get me wrong, the Gators should recruit the west coast, just without putting all the their eggs in that one basket. As for Flowe, though he resides in Cali, he is originally from south Florida. He told Inside the Gators last July that he had an interest in UF and planned on visited later that month, but that didn't happen. Can the Gators get him on campus this spring or summer?

Related: Five-star linebacker wants to see Florida

Rakim Jarrett‍ - The five-star wide out announced a top six at the end of December which included Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee and USC, but to become a legitimate player for his services the Gators will need to get him on campus.

Related: Five-star wide out has Florida in top six

Keontae Jenkins‍ - The four-star DMV cornerback was offered by Florida at the end of last summer and visited Gainesvilel during the season. Now, much like with the others on this list, the question is can Florida get him back on campus this spring/summer because while there are some top end corners in the state this cycle (Fred Davis‍, Henry Gray‍ and Miles Brooks‍), there isn’t a great deal of depth at the position down the board, perhaps forcing Florida to look out-of-state to fill their needs.

Antoine Sampah‍ - A former high school teammate of Florida defensive tackle Kyree Campbell, the five-star linebacker has already visited Gainesville three times and can be expected to visit again over the spring. As you might expect he has a ton of schools interested in him including Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and others.

Related: Five-star linebacker making third visit to Florida

Sav'ell Smalls‍ - Much like Flowe above, when it comes to Florida and the west coast you cherry pick if you are UF, but don’t put all of your eggs in that basket. Unlike Flowe though, Smalls has actually been on campus in Gainesville, visiting the Gators last summer. He also has UF in his recently released early top 12.

Related: Linebacker plans return trip to Gainesville

EJ Smith‍ - Of course Florida was an early offer to the son of perhaps the most decorated player in the history of the football program. Two things here though: Demarkcus Bowman‍ is without question the top back on Florida’s board and does Smith want to play in the considerable shadow of his famous father Emmit?

Related: Emmit Smith's son starting to come into his own

10 2020 out-of-state prospects the Gator Nation needs to know

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MY GAWD!!! I just watch the highlight reel on Antoine Sampah... this guy would be a huge get...
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Bell got offered today:

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This kid is the typical type of Dan Mullen athlete. He looks to be super versatile. This would be an extremely great get because no telling what in the world he could do with this kid. He looks like Mark Anthony Richards on steroids
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