Florida football recruiting is hosting a massive visitors list this weekend, but they can’t afford to get tunnel vision and forget about all the other prospects they’re going after, especially the ones that are in-state.
The good news for Gator fans is that it appears that won’t be a problem.
Yesterday the Gators made the top eight schools for Jameer Grimsley, a two-way player out of Tampa, Florida.
Other schools on his list include Alabama, FSU, Oklahoma, and others.
247 Sports has Grimsley as a top 200 player in the country, as well as the 16th-best corner in the country and the 31st-best player coming out of Florida.
While he’s listed as a corner on 247, he’s just as comfortable playing on offense and lining up out wide.
In his junior season, he caught 25 passes for 356 yards and three scores over the course of ten games. His quick get and natural athleticism allow him to create space downfield, and his ball skills make it hard to stop him from reeling the ball in.
Defensively he racked up ten tackles, a pass breakup, and an interception.
Grimsley also runs track with some respectable times in the 100m (10.84), 200m (21.79), and 400m (51.12).
Despite Jameer being an in-state guy, Billy Napier and the Gators have a lot of ground to make up in his recruitment.
Grimsley has OVs scheduled to go see UNC, Penn State, FSU, Alabama, and Michigan.
It’s pretty hard to land a guy when you aren’t one of the schools getting an official visit, but you never know what could happen.
If the Gators can get Jameer on campus a few times, or maybe even steal an OV slot, they can easily catch up to the other schools ahead of them.
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