Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin during the spring practice at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators Football: Strong Recruit Group Visiting this Weekend


With the Orange and Blue Debut, which signals the end of spring practice, just about a week away, the Florida Gators are continuing to work hard to make an impression on the coaching staff. While the Gator Nation’s eyes will on the Final Four Saturday night, spring practice on Friday and Saturday will be the focus of Florida football’s future. The Gators are hosting a huge contingent of elite recruits this weekend. Here’s a list of the dozen recruits visiting Gainesville (h/t GatorCountry, Zach Abolverdi, Rivals (rankings)):

2015 Recruits

ATH Shawn Burgess-Becker, Monarch High School, Coconut Creek, FL – ★★★★ 6’0″, 194 lbs.
ATH Deon CainTampa Bay Tech, Tampa, FL - ★★★★ 6’1″, 190 lbs.
WR George CampbellEast Lake High School, Tarpon Springs, FL - ★★★★★ 6’3″, 184 lbs.
DE Byron CowartArmwood High School, Seffner, FL - ★★★★★ 6’3″, 257 lbs.
FB Chandler CoxApopka High School, Apopka, FL - ★★★ 6’2″, 200 lbs.
OL Martez IveyApopka High School, Apopka, FL - ★★★★ 6’5″, 271 lbs.
DL CeCe JeffersonBaker County High School, Glen St. Mary, FL - ★★★★★ 6’2″, 244 lbs.
QB Dwayne LawsonHillsborough High School, Tampa, FL - ★★★★ 6’6″, 215 lbs.
WR Tristan PaytonFirst Coast High School, Jacksonville, FL - ★★★ 6’0″, 187 – Committed to UF
WR Calvin RidleyMonarch High School, Coconut Creek, FL - ★★★★★ 6’1″, 189
RB Jordan ScarlettUniversity High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL - ★★★★ 5’11″, 205 – Committed to FAU

2016 Recruits

ATH Nate CraigTampa Catholic High School, Tampa, FL – NR 6’2″, 198 lbs.
WR Freddie SwainNorth Marion High School, Citra, FL – NR 6’1″, 194 lbs.

On the offensive side of the ball, there are a ton of talented receivers that could come in and contribute right away. They have great size and speed, although they’d need to learn the offense and crisper routes.

Meanwhile, on defense, Cowart and Jefferson steal the show. If Florida can get those two signed next recruiting class, their defensive line would gain a huge boost with two of the best prospects in the 2015 class.

The next chance fans have to see the Gators practice is next Friday, April 11 with the Orange and Blue game Saturday.

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