Florida Football Recruiting: Four-star WR Cortez Mill to make an official visit

Four-star wide receiver Cortez Mills from Homestead, Florida, has scheduled an official visit to the University of Florida on June 17, as the Gators aim to secure the coveted 2025 recruit amidst stiff competition from programs like Miami, Clemson, and Nebraska.
Florida Gators head football coach Billy Napier.
Florida Gators head football coach Billy Napier. / Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun / USA

As the spring season continues to unfold, Billy Napier's Florida Gators football program remains relentless in its pursuit of top-tier talent on the recruiting trail. Amidst a rigorous schedule of team practices and hosting prep prospects on campus, the Gators have secured a highly anticipated official visit from four-star wide receiver Cortez Mills.

According to 247Sports, the 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound pass-catcher from Homestead, Florida, will be making his official visit to the Swamp on June 17th. Mills, a member of the 2025 recruiting cycle, has also scheduled official visits with the Clemson Tigers (May 31), Nebraska Cornhuskers (June 14), and Miami Hurricanes (June 21).

Mills' journey to Gainesville began last fall when he received a scholarship offer from the Gators after attending their home victory against the Tennessee Volunteers. Despite some recent disruptions to his visit plans, the talented receiver has solidified his official visit schedule, setting the stage for a crucial recruiting battle.

During his junior campaign in 2023, Mills showcased his exceptional skills, hauling in 79 receptions for 1,640 yards and scoring an impressive 18 touchdowns. His outstanding performance earned him the coveted Miami Herald All-Dade 4M-3M honor, further solidifying his status as one of the nation's most sought-after receiving talents.

Mills' recruiting rankings underscore his immense potential, with the 247Sports composite listing him as the No. 97 overall prospect and No. 12 at his position nationally. The On3 industry ranking has him slotted at Nos. 124 and 14, respectively.

While Mills has received two crystal ball predictions favoring the Miami Hurricanes, the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine paints a more complex picture. The 'Canes hold a 48.2% chance of securing his commitment, with Florida (15.6%), Nebraska (13.4%), and Clemson (8.4%) trailing behind in the race for his talents.

As the Florida Gators prepare to welcome Cortez Mills to Gainesville, the anticipation surrounding this highly sought-after recruit continues to build. With a plethora of elite programs vying for his services, the upcoming official visit presents a pivotal opportunity for Napier and his staff to showcase the program's vision and secure a potential game-changing addition to their receiving corps.