Recruiting visits for Vandy, update on Knight

By Adam Silverstein
November 5, 2009

Four-star cornerback John Fulton (Manning, SC) will be taking a trip to the University of Florida for an official visit this Saturday when the Florida Gators take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Fulton is currently favoring his hometown South Carolina Gamecocks and Alabama Crimson Tide. With Florida already having a plethora of cornerback commitments, he may just be doing his due diligence.

More football, basketball and volleyball recruiting news after the jump…

While Fulton is the only official visit this weekend, four-star CB Joshua Shaw (Palmdale, CA) will be traveling to Gainesville, FL, on his own dime. Considered one of the top recruits in the nation, Shaw is said to be heavily favoring the Gators while also considering the Ohio State Buckeyes and LSU Tigers. This will be Shaw’s third time seeing Florida this year, including once in Baton Rouge, LA.

Also on the docket for an unofficial visit is four-star linebacker Jeff Luc (Port St. Lucie, FL). Highly coveted by the Gators, this will mark Luc’s second visit this season and could go a long way in convincing him to come back once more before making his decision.

Others who are expected to be in attendance Saturday include four-star commitments offensive lineman Ian Silberman (Fleming Island, FL) and CB Jaylen Watkins (Cape Coral, FL) as well as three-star commitments quarterback Trey Burton (Venice, FL) and tight end Michael McFarland (Tampa, FL).

Now on to basketball… Five-star point guard Brandon Knight (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the top recruit in the nation, has decided to take all five of his official visits. Knight has already visited the Kentucky Wildcats, Connecticut Huskies and Kansas Jayhawks, but plans to officially visit the Gators next weekend and the Miami Hurricanes at a later date. He is planning to make a decision during the late signing period.

In other recruiting news… 2011 volleyball outside hitter recruit Berkley Whaley (Lakewood, FL) favors Florida, who offered her a scholarship as a ninth-grader. Now a sophomore in high school, Whaley has the Gators out in front early for her services. “I love everything about them,” she said.

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