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September 21, 2012
Visitor Preview: Surprise 5-star in the Swamp
WEEKEND INSIDER UPDATES & TIDBITS
In the past, if at all possible, Florida would avoid bringing official visitors in on a weekend such as this. A game with a noon start against a team that the Gators should run roughshod over. They would instead prefer that top kids come in against a better opponent when the atmosphere in the Swamp and surrounding the game would be expected to be much more electric (as will be the case when UF takes on LSU in two weeks).
With that being said, this is the bye week for two of the three official visitors, and the only time they can take an official visit during their football season.
Basically, it was now or never if Florida was to get a certain five-star on campus for an official visit weekend during the season to watch a game this year.
The three official visitors will be joined by a handful of commitments, a couple of remaining 2013 targets and quite a few 2014 and 2015 targets.
Florida commitments due in on Saturday include: Crescent City (Fla.) Rivals100 defensive tackle Caleb Brantley, Tampa (Fla.) Wharton five-star defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland four-star linebacker Quinton Powell, Rivals250 defensive end Jordan Sherit and Rivals250 safety Nick Washington.
Gator Commits Ahmad Fulwood, Joey Ivie and Adam Lane may make it in.
Two top remaining targets who are scheduled to be on hand are Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood Rivals100 defensive end Demarcus Walker and Guyton (Ga.) South Effingham three-star running back Joshua Mercer.