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UF four-star commit has an SEC visit scheduled for next weekend
The latest on five-star Nkemdiche
When will Swanson pull the trigger?
Add one more official visitor
Five-star unofficial visitor
What's going on with Nkemdiche?
Nkemdiche at the basketball game today
One expected visitor no longer coming in this weekend
UF four-star commit visiting another SEC school this weekend
Out of state lineman already on campus
After a relatively short official visitor list this past weekend, business is picking up considerably this weekend as Florida plays host to seven official visitors, including the No. 1 rated overall prospect in the nation.
Here is a breakdown of who is expected to be on campus this weekend for Florida as well as a look at where the Gators' top targets are scheduled to be.
1 five-star rated prospect
3 four-star rated prospects
3 three-star rated prospects
Even though this is a big weekend on the recruiting trail for the Gators, there are still a few other top targets visiting elsewhere.
Five-star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is set to visit Southern California this weekend. With the Gators being considered to be very much in the running for this Rivals100 member. Four-star defensive end Jason Hatcher will be there as well.
Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams will officially visit Alabama this weekend. Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young has been by to visit Adams at school twice since the contact period opened.
Four-star linebacker Quinton Powell will officially visit Southern Cal this weekend. With five linebackers already in the fold for Florida, it was interesting that the Gators new defensive coordinator - D.J. Durkin - stopped by to visit with him this week in order to tell him that the Gators are still interested.
Four-star running back Alex Collins will officially visit the Miami Hurricanes his weekend along with four-star defensive lineman JayNard Bostwick.
Three-star wide receiver James Clark will officially visit Clemson this weekend.
Three-star JUCO defensive tackle Jarran Reed will officially visit North Carolina this weekend after spending last weekend in Gainesvile.
The Gators will also host four of their committed prospects for unofficial visits this weekend.
That group consists of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, defensive end Jordan Sherit, defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and safety Nick Washington.
University of Florida Official
Visitors: Jan. 18, 2013
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ALVIN BAILEY
>5-11, 170 pounds
Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
Primary Recruiter: Joker Phillips
Wide Receiver ranking: No. 13
Rivals250 ranking: No. 101

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Level of Interest: COMMITTED
Others: None
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Skinny: Bailey has not wavered at all in his commitment to Florida. Having him on campus this weekend should only help Florida's chances with Nkemdiche, a prospect Bailey talks with on twitter and hung around some while at Under Armour.
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TASHAWN BOWER
>6-5, 241 pounds
Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata
Primary Recruiter: Bryant Young
Weakside defensive end ranking: No.
14
New Jersey ranking: No. 9

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Level of Interest: AUB (COMMIT), FSU
Others: None
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Skinny: While he may be committed to Auburn, Bower is still looking around at a few schools. With a few other guys left on the board that are most likely higher priorities at this time, even if he wanted to, I wouldn't expect any commitment from this prospect this weekend.
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MARQUI HAWKINS
>6-2, 190 pounds
Columbus (Ga.) Carver
Primary
Recruiter: Joker Phillips
Wide receiver ranking: No. 44
Georgia ranking: No. 28

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Level of Interest: COMMITTED
Others: None
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Skinny: There hasn't been much new with Hawkins. Though he said he planned on taking other visits, he hasn't. Despite what he said, since his commitment he has been 100 percent solid.
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KEANU NEAL
>6-1, 203 pounds
Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter
Primary Recruiter:
Travaris Robinson
Safety ranking: No. 9
Rivals100 ranking: No.
81

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Level of Interest: COMMITTED
Others: None
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Skinny: Neal was one of Florida's first commitments and from the very start there has been no change or second thoughts in his status or level of commitment to the Gators. Not only has he been rock solid, he has helped work on several other prospects while at camps and all star events. Throughout his senior season he has seen his stock rise, moving up roughly 200 spots over the last three ranking cycles.
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ROBERT NKEMDICHE
>6-5, 260 pounds
Logan (Ga.) Grayson
Primary Recruiter: Bryant Young
Strongside defensive end ranking: No.
1
Rivals100 ranking: No. 1

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Level of Interest: Medium
Others: OLE MISS (1/25), LSU (2/1) & UGA
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Skinny: Many have the nations number one overall prospect tagged as a done deal for Ole Miss. However many of Florida's commits have been on him to take a visit and give Florida a chance. Having so many coaches and commits around him expect the red carpet to be rolled out. If this visit goes well Florida could perhaps work their way into the mix with Nkemdiche, but for now the smart money is on the Rebels.
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ANTONIO RILES
>6-4, 262 pounds
Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer
Primary
Recruiter: Bryant Young
Strongside defensive end ranking: No. 20
Georgia ranking: No. 37

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Level of Interest: COMMITTED
Others: UGA & MSU
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Skinny: Riles has stated he wanted to still visit a few other schools, but has never gone through with it. This is his first official visit, but he still has Michigan State and Georgia in his ear.
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KENNARD SWANSON
>6-0, 245 pounds
Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson
Primary
Recruiter: Bryan White
Fullback ranking: No. 1
Florida
ranking: No. 100

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Level of Interest: High
Others: None
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Skinny: Swanson's coach told Inside the Gators there may be some good news from this three-star rated prospect while he is on campus. Though his academic situation has improved, he still isn't completely out of the woods just yet.
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