The Gators football program will be hosting 14 visits this weekend in Gainesville, according to GatorCountry.com. This list will include 8 verbal commitments to the program, as well as a few recruits who have slimmed down their list to just a few schools.
Ahmad Paige, a 4-star WR recruit out of Lousiana, will be one of the big-time recruits headed to Gainesville this weekend. He verbally committed to Florida State earlier in the recruiting process, but has since hinted that it was not a sure deal he would signing with the 'Noles. It will be a huge question mark where he signs until we hear it from his mouth.
Another big time recruiting battle that will be taking place at UF this weekend will be the one over 5-star DE Carlos Dunlap. The schools on Dunlap's list is Florida and South Carolina, with Tennessee also making an appearance. Dunlap is a very quick and athletic end and is built for the pass rush.
Another DL visiting this weekend is 4-star Cameron Heyward out of Georgia. Heyward has his list down to LSU, Florida and Ohio State. He visited LSU last week and will visit Ohio State next weekend. Heyward could be a good candidate to try and help strengthen the DL after the departure of several stars next season.
Chad Jones, the #1 safety in the country, will be visiting Gainesville. As of right now his list is said to be 50/50 between LSU and USC, although you never know what could happen on an official recruiting visit. 'Bama has made a push for Jones as well over the past few weeks.
The verbal commits visiting this weekend include OL James Wilson, DL Torrey Davis, RB Chris Rainey, P Chas Henry, QB John Brantley, MLB John Jones, S Steven Wilks and CB Justin Grant.
Update [2007-1-18 21:8:31 by Mark]:I forgot to mention John Brown's name in this. Brown is a 5-star recruit out of Lakeland. He is visiting the Tide this weekend, and the rumors flying around the 'net is that he will commit to Alabama following his visit. As I said earlier, you never know.
All rankings based on Scout.com