Florida football: Gators hosting a pair of star WRs in the transfer portal this weekend

Florida is looking to add some playmakers on the offensive side of the ball to their 2024 roster this weekend.

Nov 25, 2023; Auburn, Alabama, USA;  Auburn Tigers safety Zion Puckett (10) closes in on Alabama
Nov 25, 2023; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers safety Zion Puckett (10) closes in on Alabama / John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida football has strung together some big-time commitments in the transfer portal, and has added lots of depth to key positions like their secondary and offensive line.

One position where the Gators are still looking for a little more help is wide receiver. Chimere Dike has already committed to the Gators out of the portal, but Billy Napier is looking to add some more talent out wide.

This weekend the Gators will host Malik Benson from Alabama and CJ Daniels from Liberty on official visits.

If the Gators can even land one of these guys out of the portal, it will be a big win for the Gators.

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Both Benson and Daniels would be big boosts to Florida's passing game.

Starting with Malik Benson, who played one season at Alabama after starting off as a JUCO player. He was the top overall JUCO player when he made the move up to D1, and flashed his potential this year with the Tide.

Malik wasn't the feature guy in their passing game, bringing in 13 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. While he wasn't consistently producing, his 12.4 yards per catch shows how explosive he is out wide.

At 6'1''-195, Benson has the length to go up and win jump balls over most DBs, but still has the frame to cut and glide through a defense.

While Benson would be an exciting addition, it's hard not to look at CJ Daniels as a better prospective portal player.

Daniels was a freak this season for Liberty, catching 55 passes for 1,067 yards and 10 touchdowns. CJ has vastly outperformed his recruiting rankings to this point. He was rated outside of the top 2,000 players in the class of 2020, and the 353rd-best WR.

Daniels is 6'2''-200, and is a big play threat at all times, which is reflected in his 19.4 yards per catch this season.

If the Gators had to pick one of these guys to commit, it would likely be Daniels. But it's hard to say no to either of these guys.