2016 DB Jayvaughn Myers commits to Florida

Three-star 2016 defensive back Jayvaughn Myers (Dade City, FL) announced his verbal commitment to the Florida Gators on Tuesday.

“After a long process with my mom I’m very blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Florida,” he wrote on Twitter.

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2016 QB Kyle Trask commits to Florida Gators

Two-star quarterback Kyle Trask (Manvel, TX) committed to the Florida Gators on Sunday, becoming the first signal caller to pledge for the team in the Class of 2016.

“I am proud to announce that I have officially committed to the University of Florida!!! #ChompChomp #GoGators,” the prospect wrote on his Twitter account.

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Three-star C Brett Heggie is Florida Gators’ third commitment during Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights commits: 2016 DB Quincy Lenton | 2017 WR Daquon Green

With offensive line depth an issue for the Florida Gators, there is plenty of opportunity for young players to come in and make a difference immediately. Three-star center Brett Heggie (Mount Dora, FL) has decided to take advantage of that opportunity by committing to Florida on Friday evening.

In attendance at the Gators’ Friday Night Lights camp in Gainesville, Florida, Heggie (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) officially chose UF over Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina and West Virginia, among others.

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Make it two: four-star 2017 WR Daquon Green commits to Florida Gators at Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights commits: 2016 DB Quincy Lenton | 2016 C Brett Heggie

Just minutes after the Florida Gators added their first new commitment at Friday Night Lights, four-star 2017 wide receiver Daquon Green (Tampa, FL) announced that he, too, would join the program.

“I am truly blessed to say that i am committed to the University of Florida #GoGators,” Green tweeted.

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Previewing Florida’s 2015 Friday Night Lights


Mixing pomp and circumstance with football drills and relationship building, the Florida Gators use their annual Friday Night Lights camp at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as both a recruiting tool and means of evaluating some of the best high school football players in the country. The Gators often host top-tier prospects over the FNL weekend but also find diamonds in the rough while coaching up the recruits.

The Swamp will once again filled with some of the top young talent in the nation on July 24, so much so that covering every player that plans to step on the field is a near impossibility. Below are a list of 14 players (in no particular order) to keep an eye on either because of their talent or high level of interest in attending Florida.

All referenced ratings and rankings are from the 247Sports Composite.

WR Nate Craig-Myers (Tampa, FL) –
The nation’s top-ranked receiver, Craig-Myers (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) is an impressive in-state prospect with a top two of Florida State and Auburn but growing interest in Florida. The Gators are not only after Craig-Myers but his brother, three-star cornerback Jayvaughn Myers (Dade City, FL), who also appears to be a Seminoles lean at this time. Craig-Myers will be visiting Gainesville for the second time in as many weeks; an impressive showing by Florida at FNL could turn his top two into a top three.

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Three-star WR Kalif Jackson commits to Florida

The Florida Gators ever-changing 2015 recruiting class added a member on Tuesday when three-star wide receiver Kalif Jackson (Neptune Beach, FL), a Friday Night Lights attendee, made his commitment official.

Jackson (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) received a scholarship offer from the Gators on Tuesday and accepted it almost immediately. He chose Florida over a previously-stated top five of Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.

“Just received an offer from the University of Florida … Moral of the story is hardwork pays,” Jackson tweeted at 12:04 p.m. Just over seven hours later, he added: “I also just committed to the University of Florida.”

“[He] has all of the physical tools in the world to be a solid contributor as a big bodied receiver,” wrote Mike Singer of FlaVarsity.com on June 24 ($). “Jackson made several jaw-dropping catches on the field at the IMG [7v7 National Championship] tournament.”

Jackson also has the frame to play tight end, though he would need to gain some weight to be a better fit for the position.

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Live alligator in tow, four-star OT George Brown commits to Florida Gators

Updated on Saturday at 5:45 p.m.

If you’re already going to make a statement and commit to the Florida Gators out of the state of Ohio, doing so with a live alligator by your side is absolutely a good idea.

That is exactly what four-star offensive tackle George Brown, Jr. (Cincinnati, OH) did on Friday when he became the ninth member of Florida’s 2015 recruiting class by committing to the program during a ceremony at his high school.

“I definitely got a big reaction,” Brown told OnlyGators.com on Saturday. “A lot of people got in touch with me after the ceremony staying stuff like, ‘You made my mom cry.’ One guy on Twitter tweeted me a picture of his son and said, ‘Since you committed, this is how my son feels,’ and it was a picture of his son doing a Gator Chomp.

“Now people that are thinking about committing to the Gators pretty soon are going to try to one-up me and get a bigger gator.”

Brown (6-foot-6, 264 pounds) is listed as the 13th-best player at his position by Rivals, which also ranks him as the No. 118 overall player in the nation.

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Previewing Florida’s 2014 Friday Night Lights


Mixing pomp and circumstance with football drills and relationship building, the Florida Gators use their annual Friday Night Lights camp at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as both a recruiting tool and means of evaluating some of the best high school football players in the country. The Gators often host top-tier prospects over the FNL weekend but also find diamonds in the rough while coaching up the recruits.

The Swamp will once again filled with some of the top young talent in the nation on July 25, so much so that covering every player that plans to step on the field is a near impossibility. Below are a list of 10 players (in no particular order) to keep an eye on either because of their talent or high level of interest in attending Florida.

OT Martez Ivey (Apopka, FL) –
One of the top offensive tackles in the nation, Ivey is down to Florida and Auburn. His trip to Friday Night Lights should help him feel more comfortable with the Gators, but he will not make a decision until he sees how UF plays in 2014 and determines whether the coaching staff recruiting him will be around next year. A big Florida fan, the Gators are ultimately the team to beat for his services but can just as easily beat themselves and send him across the conference to play for the Tigers.

ATH Ray-Ray McCloud (Tampa, FL) –
McCloud has set his commitment announcement for Monday at 6:30 p.m., and his decision to spend the weekend before that choice is made in Gainesville speaks volumes. Florida is the favorite to pick up one of the most talented athletes in the country but is in competition primarily with UCLA and Clemson. He plays running back, wide receiver and cornerback and will likely do so for the Gators, but as is the case with Ivey, will be keeping an eye on how the team performs in 2014 even if he does choose UF.

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