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The Wire: Florida to make cut for four-star defensive end

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:55 p.m.      

FLORIDA NEWS FROM 3 STRIPE CAMP OHIO

A week ago Inside the Gators updated Fairmont (Wv.) Senior four-star defensive end Dante Stills with him stating that an offer from Florida had caused him to rethink his top six.

RELATED: Florida high on list of four-star

At today's 3 Stripe Camp stop in Ohio the Rivals250 member said he is about to release a final five, with the Gators sure to make the cut.

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Stills has become one of the most sought after defensive linemen in the nation. He will release a top five next month and West Virginia, Florida and Oklahoma are sure to make the list. It will be a busy summer for Stills. He plans on visiting Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Penn State. Don't expect Stills to commit any time soon. He wants to take all of his official visits and commit afterwards.

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ALLEY: Discuss Stills in the Alley

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:53 p.m.     

FOUR-STAR WANTS TO VISIT FLORIDA

Though the two in-state schools - Pitt and Penn State - currently look good for Aliquippa (Pa.) Rivals250 safety Kwantel Raines, the four-star wants to see some other programs before narrowing his list - with Florida being one of them.

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Raines is working on figuring out his top contenders. He should be releasing a list of top schools next month and Pittsburgh and Penn State will definitely make the cut. Both schools seem to be doing a great job with Raines but he wants to get a closer look at a lot of other schools. Kentucky, Florida, LSU and USC are just a few schools he wants to visit. No decision date is on the horizon.

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ALLEY: Discuss Raines with other Florida fans

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Friday, May 12, 2017 9:51 p.m.    

RIVALS250 DEFENSIVE TACKLE TO VISIT FLORIDA

It is buried at the bottom of an article looking at his top current options, of which Florida isn't listed as one, but this Rivals250 defensive tackle said that his next visit will be to see the Gators.

ALLEY: Rivals250 defensive tackle to visit Florida

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Friday, May 12, 2017 8:44 p.m.     

FOUR-STAR CUTS LIST TO 10

Earlier this week Florida extended an offer to Rivals250 St. Louis (Mo.) Ritenour linebacker Ayodele Adeoye.

He spoke with Inside the Gators about the offer from the Gators.

LINK: Linebacker offered, ready to cut list

During the interview he said that he would release his top 10 on Friday.

Well, here it is. Yes Florida (along with six other SEC programs) made the cut.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 11:24 a.m.     

MINI PHOTO GALLERY OF FLORIDA COMMIT GOSS

This past week Rivals Chad Simmons stopped by Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes County to check in on Florida commit Jalen Goss. He'll have an extensive interview with him coming up, but while we wait here is a mini-photo gallery of this Peach State commit.

ALLEY: Goss Photo Gallery

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Friday, May 12, 2017 11:37 a.m.   

ANOTHER UPDATE ON FOUR-STAR CAMPBELL

Here is the third update this week on Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips four-star offensive lineman John Campbell. It talks about his offers, the two teams thought to be on him the hardest and more.

LINK: Two on top for Campbell?

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Friday, May 12, 2017 11:21 a.m.      

FLORIDA ONE OF THREE TO CATCH SHERWOOD'S ATTENTION

Jensen Beach (Fla.) High School four-star defensive back Jamien Sherwood doesn't have a leader, but he does say that three programs have caught his eye.

LINK: The latest on Sherwood

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Friday, May 12, 2017 9:47 a.m.     

LINEBACKER WOULD FLIP COMMIT IF FLORIDA OFFERS

Though he is currently committed to Syracuse, Lakeland (Fla.) three-star linebacker Jack Smith said he would switch that up if Florida were to offer.

Rivals Rob Cassidy has more on the central Florida prospect.

LINK: Linebacker would flip for Florida

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Friday, May 12, 2017 9:44 a.m.       

FLORIDA SEEN AS THE FAVORITE TO LAND FIVE-STAR

Rivals Rob Cassidy shares his predictions on where some of the top uncommitted prospects in the state of Florida will land. Florida is seen as the favorite for five-star Tyreke Johnson, but a couple of other targets are predicted to land elsewhere.

LINK: Predicting where Florida's stars land


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Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:47 p.m.      

FOUR-STAR CLARIFIES DECISION TIMELINE 

Earlier this week Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips four-star offensive tackle John Campbell tweeted that his commitment video was coming soon (see bottom of page). Today, with the Auburn site here on the Rivals Network, he clarified somewhat what 'soon' means.

He will make his college choice in July, but still take his official visits in the fall.

LINK: Campbell talks visits and commitment timeline

ALLEY: Talk about this big decision with other Florida fans

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:42 p.m.  

YET ANOTHER OFFER

It is starting to sound like a broken record, but Florida extended yet another offer today. This time the Gators joined Louisville and Maryland in offering 2020 Stone Mountain (Ga.) athlete Javier Morton.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:22 p.m.     

FIVE-STAR OFFERED

One of the biggest names in the Class of 2019 was offered by Florida today when the Gators extended an offer to 6-foot-4, 305-pound five-star defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher.

Interestingly enough, he stated in an interview with Rivals earlier this year that Florida is a school he was hoping would offer.

LINK: Latest on five-star Sopsher

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:48 p.m.   

RUNDOWN OF THE NEW OFFERS

* 2019 Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab four-star offensive guard Kardell Thomas, who is an LSU commit

* 2019 Kentwood (La.) four-star safety Trey Palmer was offered by both Florida and Michigan today.

* 2018 Baton Rouge (La.) Scottlandville four-star cornerback Kelvin Joseph, who is another LSU commit.

* 2020 Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove running back Deondre Jackson.

* 2018 Boling (Tx.) three-star athlete Vernon Jackson received offers from Florida and Georgia this week.

* 2018 6-foot-6, 232-pound tight end/defensive end John FitzPatrick was offered by Florida today.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:47 p.m.    

FLORIDA OFFERS COMMITTED CORNERBACK

For the second time in two days Miami (Fla.) Northwestern two-star cornerback Rachad Wildgoose Jr. has received an offer from a SEC program. On Wednesday it was Georgia, and on Thursday it was Florida who came through to offer the Rutgers commit.

ALLEY: Join the discussion in the Alley

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:24 p.m.  

ANOTHER FLORIDA COMMIT RECEIVES SEC OFFER

Yesterday it was LSU, today it stays in the SEC West, this time with Alabama offering 2019 Florida commit - defensive lineman Jaquaze Sorrells.

ALLEY: Join the discussion on Sorrells

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:01 p.m.          

ANOTHER OFFER IN THE SHOW ME STATE

Yet another Florida offer out in the state of Missouri. This time it's 6-foot-2, 170-pound, four-star 2019 wide out Marcus Washington - who has offers from just about everyone who is anyone early on.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:21 a.m.        

TIT-FOR-TAT

On Tuesday LSU offered 2019 Florida four-star commit Jaleel McRae. Well on Wednesday Florida turned the tables by offering 2018 LSU three-star defensive tackle commit Nelson Jenkins.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8:51 p.m.      

TWO HUGE SOUTH FLORIDA LINEMEN OFFERED

Two new offers extended in South Florida today by the Gators went to 2019 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive tackle Wardrick Wilson and 2020 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive tackle Isaiah Walker Jr.

ALLEY: Discuss the new South Florida offers

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:50 p.m.       

NEW OFFERS OUT

Three new Florida Tuesday offers.

* Gators running backs coach JaJuan Seider stopped by to see and offer Ja'Markis Weston, a 2019 tight end out of Clewiston (Fla.).

* Florida has extended a couple of offers in Missouri today. The first one is listed below, the second one is to 2019 linebacker Shammond Cooper.

* Pinson (Ala.) 2019 four-star quarterback Bo Nix - who has a ton of early offers, and a father who played for Auburn.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:13 p.m.   

FLORIDA VISITING TOP TARGET TODAY

Florida coaches are in the Peach State today and are scheduled to see one of the Gators top offensive targets.

ALLEY: The latest on who leads for one of Florida's top remaining targets

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:09 a.m.     

RIVALS250 LINEBACKER OFFERED

Today Florida extended an offer to Rivals250 St. Louis (Mo.) Ritenour linebacker Ayodele Adeoye.

Josh Helmholdt talks about his leaders and the Gators' chances.

ALLEY: Florida offers St. Louis four-star

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Monday, May 8, 2017 8:37 p.m.   

FLORIDA MAKING A MOVE FOR RIVALS250 LINEMAN

Last month Warner Robins (Ga.) four-star offensive lineman Christian Armstrong visited Florida, but that wasn't enough to move the Gators into contention.

However, Chad Simmons visited with him on Monday and there is some movement now.

ALLEY: Latest on four-star and his visit plans

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Monday, May 8, 2017 3:51 p.m.   

TWO LONESTAR STATE LINEMAN OFFERED

Florida extended two new offers along the offensive line on Monday. Up first was 6-foot-7, 335-pound Katy (Tx.) Taylor 2019 lineman Andrew Coker. The Gators are the first to offer him.

Up next was 6-foot-7, 250-pound Katy (Tx.) Katy 2018 offensive tackle Connor Gavin, who has roughly 15 offers to date.

ALLEY: Join the discussions on each in the Alley

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Monday, May 8, 2017 8:28 a.m.   

FOUR-STAR READY TO DECIDE

According to his post on Twitter, it appears as though Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips four-star offensive lineman John Campbell is on the verge of making his commitment announcement.

It is widely held that Florida and Miami are his top two options at this time.

ALLEY: Where is Campbell leaning?