Florida Football Recruiting: Daylyn Upshaw keeps burning DBs deep

The wide receiver from Alabama is set to visit Florida in April

Jul 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Florida Gators helmet on the stage during SEC Media Days at the
Jul 20, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Florida Gators helmet on the stage during SEC Media Days at the / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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The quest for Florida Football to target wide receivers for the class of 2025 is well underway.

In April, the Gators will receive a visit from a prospect out of Alabama.

Florida Football: Going Up(shaw)

Daylyn Upshaw is a wide receiver listed at 5'11" and 175 pounds. Playing for Central High in Phenix City, AL, he is considered a three-star prospect by On3 and 247 Sports while Rivals and ESPN have him unrated.

On film, while he doesn't have the measurables of some other prospects, Upshaw just finds a way to keep getting past opposing secondaries. He doesn't have the shot out of a cannon speed like a Tre Wilson, which is why a three-star rating is probably fair, but he does well to constantly catch the ball in stride or some back to underthrown balls to make the catch.

When utilized in the screen game, Upshaw also does great to allude defenders in space to break off big plays.

He ended his 2023 campaign with 1,185 yards off 59 catches, an average of 20 yards per catch, so this is a player who has a knack for making big plays.

He recently shared with On3 his plans for the Spring and he does have a long list of schools lined up to visit. USC (the one with academic standards), LSU, Auburn, and FSU are among the schools Upshaw is going to visit, along with Florida.

As the cat-and-mouse game of the class of 2025 heats up, we'll see how much the Gators prioritize Upshaw. Given that he is the last visit of the Spring cycle, Florida does have a chance to make a lasting impression if he is someone they want to go after.