Florida Gators recruiting mailbag: June 26th edition

Florida Gators recruiting QB target Justin Fields at the Opening Regional- Photo courtesy of Student Sports The Florida Gators recruiting/coaching staff is about to enter a dead period for the next few weeks for recruiting.

The break comes at the right time as the coaching staff has had a busy summer with hosting prospects and holding camps in Gainesville.

Gator Country’s members have a lot of questions about how the 2018 class will shake out and who are the top prospects that the Gators are after right now. We answer your questions in this week’s Florida Gators recruiting mailbag.

Well let’s dive right in to this week’s recruiting mailbag:

GatorNutz: If Justin Fields isn’t committed already by Monday, when do you see him announcing?

AS: Fields honestly has no decision timeline at all. The thing the Fields camp continues to say is that they will commit when they’re for sure on where they’re going. I think it will be this summer but that’s just a hunch on my part.

Nickelgators: Is Dax Holylfield just not interested or is it the Gators aren’t ?

AS: A little bit of both but both sides are continuing to stay in touch with each other.

GatorGolfer10: Without giving anything away how would you evaluate the job the staff has done in the recruitment of Justin Fields? Interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

AS: Florida has done everything they can on recruiting Fields. They’ve been recruiting him hard and have made him the priority for the class. Not much else they can do differently.

MrB-Gator: Who is most likely (Gator leans) on the offensive line?

AS: Florida is still in good shape with William Barnes and Richard Gouraige. Florida is squarely in the mix for Nick Petit-Frere and Ed Montiulus.

McLeanti: Who are the two corners the staff trying to pull in? AS: Pat Surtain and Tyson Campbell have been the top guys on the board for a while. Florida is still recruiting Josh Jobe, Randy Russell and Gilber Frierson hard too. Texator: Did the Gators stop recruiting Malcom Lamar or something just went wrong in the process? AS: Florida is still recruiting Lamar and the defensive end still plans to visit Gainesville. The top five may not be a true top five when all is said and done. Defenstrator19: Who are our top defensive line targets and what kind of shape are we in with them? AS: Dante Pitts, Malcolm Lamar, Azeez Ojulari, Micah Parsons, Rick Sandidge and Nesta Silvera are all up there. Florida in good shape with Pitts and Ojulari and are right there for Sandidge and Silvera. UFsports24_7: With Warren Thompson committed to Oregon… who are our top receiver targets alongside Copeland? AS: Jacob Copeland, Marquez Ezzar, Tyquan Thornton, and Justyn Ross are all guys that Florida is recruiting hard at the position. Ufsports24_7: Are our main two tight end targets Kyle Pitts and Dante Lang?? AS: That’s a fair statement and if Florida was to land both of them, then […]