Photo by Inside the Gators
Florida Football Recruiting

25 2021 in-state prospects the Gator Nation needs to know

February 12, 2020
4,322

FLORIDA FOOTBALL & RECRUITING COVERAGE
Go monthly with our $1.00 Sneak Peak

-----

Now that the books are closed on the Class of 2020 it is time to turn our full attention to the Class of 2021. 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 25 prospects from the Sunshine State in the Class of 2021 that the Gator Nation needs to know.

Tunmise Adeleye‍ - He calls himself a ‘Florida Boy’ and the Gators find themselves as the only in-state program among his six finalists. He visited UF for there Elite Jr. Day two weeks ago and has plans on returning with his family.

Marcus Burke‍ - Historically Florida hasn’t done as well at Trinity Christian as you would think given its proximity and the way it churns out college prospects. Burke does hold a Florida offer though and visited this past season when UF took on Auburn. We’ll see what happens over the spring and summer as far as visits.

Lovasea Carroll‍ - After transferring into Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, Carroll might end up being the top rated running back in-state this cycle. After visiting UF two weeks ago the one time South Carolina commit said that the Gators had moved into second place on his leader board.

Corey Collier Jr.‍ - His father attended Florida State, while his uncle attended Florida and those two programs along with Miami appear on his top 10 list. He (and his Palmetto teammates) has visited Gainesville multiple times in the past year.

Savion Collins‍ - Florida is the top contender for this Miami commitment, who has visited Gainesville multiple times over the last year and a half including attending three summer camp sessions in the last two off-seasons. He and David Turner seemed to be forming a strong bond at last June’s camp and then during his return for Friday Night Lights. He has been one of Inside the Gators top 10 June Camp Performers in each of the last two seasons.

Nick Elksnis‍ - Not long after a standout performance at a Florida camp session last summer Elksnis committed to Penn State. All was quiet on his recruiting front until he made a surprise visit for the Gators Elite Jr. Day. He remains pledged to the Nittany Lions, but regardless of current ranking, he is one of the top tight ends in the southeast and that is a need position for UF this cycle.

Kamonte Grimes‍ - A long, lean, athlete, Grimes visited Florida for both the Orange & Blue Game and Friday Night Lights last year and then returned to campus to watch Florida dismantle Florida State in the regular season finale.

Agiye Hall‍ - He just tweeted earlier today that he will announce his final four on March 1 and then make his commitment on March 14. That won’t be good news for Florida as he is looking out of state at the moment. When I asked him why he was set on leaving the state, he at first said the weather, before getting serious and saying that he wanted to go to a program where they produce NFL receivers and then posed the question to me, ‘What UF and FSU receivers are in the league.’ To which of course he has a good point. 

Ahmari Harvey‍ - He took back to back visits to Florida State and then Florida for Jr. Days, and had good things to say about each of them while he was leaving Gainesville two weekends ago. Normally, you don’t like the Gators chance of pulling a kid out of Tallahassee, but UF is definitely in the running here.

Tommi Hill‍ - He isn’t the talkative type to be sure. I have never spoken with him and he has never returned a DM. I don’t know much other than the Gators have offered.

Dink Jackson‍ - The one time Florida commit hasn’t been back on campus as much as some of the other former commits

Shambre Jackson‍ - Florida was one of his first big offers and he attended the Elite Jr. Day two weeks ago. His offer list is still growing and he isn’t ready to name a leader or even leaders.

Keanu Koht‍ - His size and skill set remind me of former teammate Jahfari Harvey, who signed with Miami. Koht burst on to the scene during a June Camp session over the summer, where he was named one of Inside the Gators biggest surprise performers. Florida offered after Friday Night Lights in July and he has continued to pick up offer-after-offer since then. 

Bryce Langston‍ - The one time Florida commit just saw his high school teammate Trevonte Rucker‍ recommit to the Gators. It wouldn’t be shocking if Langston wasn’t very far behind.

Christian Leary‍ - For whatever reason his ranking hasn’t caught up with his production and potential. Dan Mullen said that when it comes to wide outs Florida will concentrate on signing those projected to play in the slot this cycle, Leary fits that bill perfectly. 

Terrence Lewis‍  - The one time Florida commit told Inside the Gators in January that UF is one of the top three or four schools currently standing out to him the most. Then last week he tweeted out a top six of Florida, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Jason Marshall Jr.‍ - Of the five top targets at Miami (Fla.) Palmetto it was Marshall who had Florida in the best shape early on when he told us that Florida was his dream offer because it is DBU and he looks up to CJ Henderson and Marco Wilson. Since then he has been on campus quite a few times and has released a top seven consisting of Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Miami.

Dakota Mitchell‍ - His offer list has seen an explosion with team after team jumping on board. He is scheduled to visit Florida in March.

Charles Montgomery‍ - After Florida’s Elite Jr. Day he stood outside of the Heavener Complex and said that LSU’s one time lead had evaporated and Florida was moving up his board. He is listed as an athlete, but the Gators like him as a receiver.

Adrein Strickland‍ - Though he is a virtual unknown at this time, in what is a down cycle in-state for offensive lineman Stickland could find himself in high demand down the road. He was impossible to miss at Florida’s Elite Jr. Day two weeks ago, where he measured in at 6-foot-6, 378-pounds. Florida hasn’t offered yet, but he is worth keeping an eye on.

Leonard Taylor‍ - When I spoke with him during a 7v7 Camp at Florida he was mostly talking up Miami. However, in December he released an all SEC top five of Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee. He is one of five Miami (Fla.) Palmetto kids who all have Florida high on their early lists.

Dallas Turner‍ - He has taken recent visits to both Alabama and Georgia. Like some others on this list, we’ll know better where Florida stands if the Gators can get him on campus this spring or summer.

Desmond Watson‍ - Recently Florida hasn’t done as well as you would expect at Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, but perhaps their luck will shift when it comes to Watson, who is a mountain of a man at every bit of 6-foot-5, 330-pounds. He has a top six consisting of five SEC programs along with Ohio State. He was also at Florida’s Elite Jr. Day two weeks ago.

Gage Wilcox‍ - For the 25th prospect on the list I was debating between Wilcox and Jacorey Brooks‍ - but decided to go with a second tight end because I believe UF needs to take two in this class. Wilcox has visited Gainesville on multiple occasions and has Florida as one of the teams on his early board.

Mario Williams‍  - While he is likely the top in-state wide out target for Florida, he is still very much looking around. Though he included Florida in his top 10, he has missed a couple of planned visits to campus. We’ll see if Florida can get him on campus over the spring to help better determine where the Gators stand.

CHECK OUT OUR INSIDE THE GATORS FANATICS STORE FOR THOUSANDS OF FLORIDA GATORS RELATED ITEMS - MANY ON SALE - BY CLICKING ON THE BANNER BELOW:

Florida Gators Nike React Element 55 Shoes - Royal
Florida Gators Nike React Element 55 Shoes - Royal

------

Florida GatorsBranded Distressed Arch Over Logo Long Sleeve Hit T-Shirt - Black
Florida GatorsBranded Distressed Arch Over Logo Long Sleeve Hit T-Shirt - Black

------

Florida GatorsBranded Women's Essential Hacci Campus Sweatshirt - Heathered Gray
Florida GatorsBranded Women's Essential Hacci Campus Sweatshirt - Heathered Gray

from: Fanatics

25 2021 in-state prospects the Gator Nation needs to know

3,805 Views | 6 Replies | Last: 6 mo ago by Mark Wheeler
SFFLORIDAFAN
How long do you want to ignore this user?
What about James Williams? The best player on the state isn't on here at all?
Mark Wheeler
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Staff
SFFLORIDAFAN said:

What about James Williams? The best player on the state isn't on here at all?
I wanted to keep the list to 25 prospects Florida has a legitimate chance with as of today.
RegGator
How long do you want to ignore this user?
You can tell Hall to look up Percy Harvin, Andre Caldwell, David Nelson to name a few.
upstateg8tor
How long do you want to ignore this user?
The response on putting WR in the league is pretty weak. Yes, Muschamp & Mac sucked at generating a passing game, but ...they are not here anymore.

If you are a good player you'll make it to the league, regardless of the team or coach you played for in college. Odell & Landry did just fine at the next level but LSU's passing attack didn't scare anyone before Beavis' breakout year.
Mark Wheeler
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Staff
RegGator said:

You can tell Hall to look up Percy Harvin, Andre Caldwell, David Nelson to name a few.
In order to convince him that Florida puts receivers in the NFL, I'm not sure it's a good idea to bring up names from a decade ago as proof.
Mark Wheeler
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Staff
Mark Wheeler said:

SFFLORIDAFAN said:

What about James Williams? The best player on the state isn't on here at all?
I wanted to keep the list to 25 prospects Florida has a legitimate chance with as of today.

Florida just has never been a factor here.

Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.