The Billy Napier era kicks off Saturday night when Florida takes on No. 7 Utah in the Swamp.
An equally important game will be played before, during, and after the onfield action as the staff welcomes 17 of their 20 2023 commits as well as a handful of top targets.
First off, we’ve confirmed that all but three of the 2023 commits will be on campus.
Those who won’t be there: Aidan Mizell is going on a family vacation. Will Norman is going to Syracuse on an unofficial visit to watch them play Louisville. And then, Knijeah Harris will be playing a game for IMG on Saturday.
Those who will be there:
Also, 2024 four-star linebacker commit Myles Graham and his family will arrive on Friday.
As Inside the Gators reported earlier today, three huge names who are committed elsewhere are expected to be at the game.
They are five-star running back Richard Young (Alabama), four-star lineman Roderick Kearney (FSU), and perhaps four-star defensive tackle John Walker (UCF). Walker isn’t a sure thing (but then again, nothing is in recruiting).
There is a report from 247 that four-star running back Cedric Baxter is expected to be in attendance as well. ITG hasn’t been able to independently verify that though.
If we are being honest, while Florida’s class has moved up into the Top 10 in recruiting rankings, ultimately the success of this class is going to be hugely dependent on what happens with Lakeland (Fla.) five-star cornerback Cormani McClain. He will once again be on campus Saturday.
Four-star offensive lineman Caleb Lomu is flying in on Friday along with his parents.
A month ago it felt like Tampa (Fla.) Wharton four-star cornerback Dijon Johnson would be on the UF commitment list by now. That obviously hasn’t happened, but the Gators will have a chance to get in his ear on Saturday.
Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County four-star athlete Ahmad Brown was offered by Florida back in the spring and he will have a chance to see the Gators up close on Saturday
UNDERCLASSMEN & OTHERS
Davi Belfort (2024 instate prospect)
Antwan Hill (2025 Peach State quarterback with offers from UF, UGA, and others)
Colin Hurley (2025 prospect who is a teammate of Treyaun Webb and has an impressive offer list)
Jake Merklinger (Top 100 prospect in the class of 2024)
Jakhari Williams (2024 Peach State four-star with a couple of offers)
Chauncey Bowens (2024 four-star who earned an offer from UF over the summer)
Anthony Carrie (One of the top in-state prospects for 2024. Offers from everyone)
Taevion Swint (2025 back from Central Florida)
DayDay Farmer (2024 wide out who has camped with the Gators)
Jaime Ffrench (2025 prospect out of Jacksonville who is an early four-star on On3)
Brian Green Jr. (2023 potential PWO candidate)
Jaren Hamilton (A local receiver who hasn’t been offered by Florida yet)
Koby Howard (2025 Panhandle prospect who will be a national recruit)
Goldie Lawrence (Former Florida commit who is committed to FSU)
Zycarl Lewis (2024 four-star from power Carrollwood Day)
Zion Ragins (2024 four-star from Georgia. UF and UGA have offered)
James Randle (2024 four-star receiver out of Daytona)
Michael Smith (Four-star out of the Peach State)
Jake Guarnera (2024 three-star from Jacksonville)
Peyton Joseph (2025 Peach State prospect with offers from Florida and many others)
Jameson Riggs (2024 Peach State lineman with offers from Clemson, Florida and others)
TJ Capers (2024 five-star out of south Florida)
Kendall Jackson (Local prospect with a UF offer)
Booker Pickett (2024 defensive end with offers from across the nation)
DJ Rumph (2027 defensive end out of Georgia)
Omar White (2024 four-star who has a UF offer)
Adarius Hayes (2024 four-star who visited UF for the Grill in the Ville in July)
Vernell Brown III (2025 legacy prospect)
Ahman Covington (2023 PWO candidate)
Daylyn Diston (2023 three-star athlete from Union County)
Tavoy Feagin (2024 four-star out of in-state power Carrollwood Day)
Jaylen Heyward (Another 2024 four-star where UF has the early lead)
Charles Lester (Top 2024 corner who will be in town Friday for a HS game and then return)
Zay Mincey (2024 safety out of Daytona. Has a UF offer)
Jordan Pride (2024 four-star who is committed to FSU, but has visited UF multiple times)
Brayshon Williams (Florida is the early leader for 2024 four-star)
Check out the forum all weekend for live updates on the visitors