The Weekend Rundown: A look at the commits, offers and visitors
From midday Thursday until Sunday evening if you were a Florida fan who logged off your computer/phone to do anything - go to the store, eat, shower, sleep, etc... the chances are you missed something important taking place.
We can't allow that to happen, so here is a rundown of what transpired during one of the wildest 72 hour periods in the history of Florida football recruiting.
He is listed as a defensive end, but he came up to FNL - well actually Sensational Sophomore Night - to work out for Florida as a tight end. The Gators liked what they saw and he ended up committing to Florida over the 25-plus other offers he holds.
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Here is a name not many are familiar with. Last season was his first ever playing football for this native of the Bahamas. He played at Miami (Fla.) Edison, but transferred to Norland. He started as a left tackle last season and was second team All Dade County.
Unlike someone like Wilson, there was no surprise whatsoever when it came to Russell making his pledge to the Gators. If anything, many expected it to happen even earlier. The one time Miami Hurricanes commit is known as a big time hitter, but tends to be a boom or bust type when going for those knockout punches.
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The crown jewel of one of the most successful weekends of Florida recruiting in the Rivals era. Corral was at one time committed to Southern Cal, but has had some off the field issues. If he matures, the sky is the limit. Currently Rivals is the only service to rate him as a five-star, and that may not hold true in the next round of rankings, but regardless, he is a big get for the Gators and no matter what should be a top 50 type of prospect across the board, and one of the top rated quarterbacks Florida has signed in the Rivals era.
Here is an interesting story. He wasn't scheduled to appear at Florida this weekend, but the Gators coaching staff urged his cousin, current Florida 2019 commit John Dunmore to bring him up with him. Williams, who already shows good burst on a long, lean frame, impressed enough that he was offered and committed on the same day. Here is prospect who should only see his stock rise as his name and tape get out there more and he attends some camps and combines.
This commitment is surprising, but not surprising. It is surprising that he even made it to Florida considering he had narrowed his list to a final two of LSU and TCU late last month and was scheduled to make his commitment to one of the two on national TV. Had that happened, he likely wouldn't have made it to Gainesville and he wouldn't be part of the Gators class right now. However, once he made it, from the feedback from the weekend, Florida positioned themselves nicely and then he decided to go public Sunday evening.
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OTHER TOP VISITORS
NEW OFFERS OVER THE WEEKEND
* 2019 cornerback Keontra Smith
* 2019 athlete James Williams
* 2019 offensive lineman Amari Knight
* 2018 defensive end Andrew Chatfield
* 2020 wide out Bryan Robinson
* 2021 wide out Jaquez Smith
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