Florida Gators Football Recruiting Update – October 2, 2016

A Florida Gators football recruiting update for the week of October 2, 2016. Jim McElwain’s team will have some important visitors for the LSU game this weekend.

Jim McElwain’s Gators may have gone through some ups and downs in the past two weeks after a loss to rival Tennessee and a narrow victory over Vanderbilt, but this weekend’s game against LSU will be big for recruiting purposes.

Florida is set to host 4-star prospect Donovan Peoples-Jones, the nation’s No. 4 wide receiver and No. 34 overall player, for an official visit. The Detroit native is still projected to end up with Michigan, but the Gators can certainly make it close with a great visit this weekend.

In addition to Peoples-Jones, Florida will host 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades, who committed to the Gators in June. He was supposed to visit with his close friend, 2018 4-star cornerback Bookie Radley-Hiles, who will now target Nov. 12 for a visit to The Swamp when Florida hosts South Carolina.

Four-star defensive end LaBryan Ray and 4-star outside linebacker Markquese Bell will also be on campus.

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

Florida Gators Football Recruiting Update

Complete Class

  • No. 10 Overall Class
  • Total Commits: 16
  • 5-Star Commits: 0
  • 4-Star Commits: 9
  • 3-Star Commits: 7
  • Jake Allen: 4-Star, No. 24 QB, No. Unranked Overall
  • Adarius Lemons: 4-Star, No. 19 RB, No. 214 Overall
  • Marco Wilson: 4-Star, No. 27 CB, Unranked Overall
  • Daquon Green: 4-Star, No. 41 WR, Unranked Overall
  • Zachary Carter: 4-Star, No. 10 DE, No. 135 Overall
  • Elijah Blades: 4-star, No. 28 CB, Unranked Overall
  • Kemore Gamble: 4-Star, No. 9 TE, No. 270 Overall
  • Kadarius Toney: 4-Star, No. 18 ATH, No. 237 Overall
  • Fred Hansard: 4-Star, No. 17 DT, No. 284 Overall
  • James Houston IV: 3-Star, No. 26 ILB, Unranked Overall
  • Zechariah Byrd: 3-Star, No. 22 TE, Unranked Overall
  • Shawn Davis: 3-Star, No. 35 CB, Unranked Overall
  • Jordon Scott: 3-Star, No. 60 DT, Unranked Overall
  • Ventrell Miller, 3-Star, No. 42 ILB, Unranked Overall
  • Javier Edwards: 3-Star JUCO DT
  • Kadeem Telfort: 3-Star, No. 50 OT, Unranked Overall


Top Targets

  • Devon Hunter: 5-Star, 1 S, No. 5 Overall
  • Deangelo Gibbs: 5-Star, No. 2 ATH, No. 12 Overall
  • LaBryan Ray: 4-Star, No. 14 DE, No. 165 Overall
  • Ambry Thomas: 4-Star, No. 6 CB, No. 58 Overall
  • Jarez Parks: 4-Star, No. 7 DE, No. 61 Overall


Swamp Talk


Tweet Of The Week

Four-star wide receiver commit Daquon Green shared this picture of him rising up in the end zone and coming down for six.