Florida Football Recruiting: Gators hosting huge recruiting weekend
Florida football hasn’t stopped recruiting ever since Billy Napier showed up on campus, and that continues this weekend as the Gators are hosting another big recruiting weekend.
To the surprise of many, DJ Lagway won’t be there this weekend. Turns out he needs to take a break every now and then from being one of the best recruiters that the Gators have.
But there will still be a Florida commit on campus this weekend in 5-star Myles Graham. The LB out of Atlanta committed to the Gators back in September of last year and has been flying up recruiting rankings over the past few months.
You can bet that Graham will be putting on his best Lagway impression this weekend and trying to sell UF to all the other recruits on campus in both the 2024 and 2025 classes.
Here are some of the biggest names making their way to The Swamp this weekend.
Florida football recruiting: Xavier Filsaime
Xavier Filsaime is a 4-star corner out of McKinney, Texas. 247 Sports has him ranked as the 55th-best player in the class of 2024, and the 6th-best corner in the class. He’s also a top-ten player in the state of Texas.
Xavier is a certified speedster with a 10.52 time in the 100 meters and a 22.38 time in the 200. In his 2022 season, he recorded 76 tackles and one TFL, with a pass breakup and three forced fumbles.
It’s important to make a good impression on Filsaime this weekend as increasing the Gators’ presence in the state of Texas is vital to Florida’s recruiting. They already got Lagway, and adding Filsaime to that list would send quite the message to the rest of the country.
Florida football recruiting: Fletcher Westphal
Fletcher Westphal is a 4-star OT from Leesburg, Virginia. He’s ranked as the 142nd-best player in the class of 2024 and the 6th-best OT.
Fletcher has good size at 6’7.5”-305 and has plenty of room to add mass to his frame. He also played lots of snaps on both sides of the ball for his high school team, so there’s no questioning his toughness, which he’ll need if he wants to play in the SEC.
Brian Dohn of 247 says that Westphal can easily be a starter at an elite program, and has NFL potential. Snagging Fletcher would be a big boost for the Gators’ OL.
Florida football recruiting: D’antre Robinson
D’antre Robinson, out of Orlando, Florida, is a 4-star DL in the 2024 class. 247 Sports has him as the 263rd-ranked player nationally, and the 27th-best DL in the class. This weekend will be Robinson’s second time seeing The Swamp as a recruit, with one visit already under his belt from March of last year.
Robinson is an immovable object on the interior of the line and is a game disruptor for offenses. He’s one of the best in the class at getting into the backfield and making life difficult for offenses, especially those who want to run the ball.
Robinson is a priority in-state target for Billy Napier and the Gators, and they may be hunting for his commitment this weekend when D’antre comes back.
Florida football recruiting: David Sanders
David Sanders is a part of the 2025 recruiting class and has already made his impression on the recruiting world. The OT out of Charlotte, North Carolina is the top player in his class, ranked No. 1 across the board.
This will be Sanders’ first visit to The Swamp since the Gators offered him in January, and it’s safe to say that Florida will be rolling out the red carpet. We haven’t seen Florida be in the mix for the best of the best on the trail in a while, and Napier knows that that needs to change.
If the Gators can get a leg up in Sanders’ recruitment this weekend, that will be a big win. David would be a massive addition to the class, no matter how far out he is from college.
Florida football recruiting: Armondo Blount
Another elite 2025 recruit is making his way to Gainesville in Armondo Blout. The 5-star DL is ranked as the 5th-best player in the class and the 2nd-best DL, as well as the top player in Florida.
There’s not much more that the Gators needed to get on Blount’s case than seeing that he’s the best player in their home state. He’s from Miami, so the Hurricanes may be tough to beat, but assuming he cares about on-field performance the Gators will have the advantage.
Hosting both Blount and Sanders at the same time is a great way to get involved with the best of the 2025 class early, and Napier and co will look to make a good impression and establish their presence with these two guys early.
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