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McElwain seeing south Florida prospects today

After barnstorming Georgia and Florida and seeing select prospects in other states on Monday and Tuesday, the Florida coaching staff was off the road on Wednesday as the team returned to practice. Here on Thursday, a couple of coaches will be out on the trail, but it is a much lighter day overall.

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Head coach Jim McElwain and defensive coordinator Randy Shannon will be in the South Florida area on Thursday. The pair is expected to stop by Miami (Fla.) Central high school to see Rivals100 offensive tackle, and Miami commitment, Navaughn Donaldson. Both the Gators and Florida State Seminoles are trying to flip this four-star big man. Donaldson, an early enrollee, has stated in the past that he will officially visit Florida some time this fall, but hasn’t quite pegged a date just yet.

The duo also plans stop by Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas high school to see their quarterback commitment Jake Allen. He’s been rock solid in his commitment to the Gators since pulling the trigger over a year ago.

This evening both McElwain and Shannon are expected to be on the sidelines of Booker T. Washington vs. Columbus high school. Their targets are Florida commit Kadeem Telfort, Rivals250 cornerback Christopher Henderson, and 2018 Miami commit Josh Jobe. The Gators are likely the team to beat for Henderson, who recently named a top five of Miami, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, and Tennessee.

Running backs coach Tim Skipper is also expected on the sidelines of a game this evening as well. He is expected to view Rivals250 defensive back Brad Stewart as his team takes on Riverdale High School. Stewart was planning to end his recruitment a few months back and likely would have picked the Gators, but later chose to hold off on committing in order to take a few more visits. Still the Gators are seen as the team to beat for his services.

Skipper will also observe Ole Miss linebacker commit Josh Clarke who plays for Riversale as well

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Tune in the rest of the day and this evening for updates on the prospects seen today and then throughout the week for the top kids seen this week.

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