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Top prospects countdown - No. 6

5/22/2012

There are six or seven spots left in Florida's 2013 class and a few needs to fill. Some of the top prospects in the nation are considering the Gators, and it would be difficult to turn them away. So GatorNation is ranking the top 12 uncommitted prospects for Florida this week, two-a-day. We’ll also add comments by some of our Insider subscribers from The Chompions Club premium message board.

No. 6

Derek Tyson's pick: DE/LB Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough)

The Gators offered the 6-foot-4, 232-pound defensive end in early April and have continued to turn up the heat on Sherit. In addition to Florida, the U.S. Army All-American lists Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Stanford and Miami as other schools that are standing out.

With a lack of depth at his position and the versatility Sherit brings to the table, he now becomes a high priority for Florida. The Gators have positioned themselves nicely to land Sherit.

Jeff Barlis’ pick: CB Mackensie Alexander (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee)

Despite the fact that the Gators' roster is chocked full of solid depth, an elite cornerback is a position of need. Florida will work hard to stay in the running for Alexander while also heavily recruiting Vernon Hargreaves. Both could be signing day announcements, both are coveted by a great many powerhouse programs, and both are among the seven five-star athletes in the ESPN 150. Alexander is an impressive athlete with all the tools to be a shut-down corner. He's got a lot of confidence and plays with an edge. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, he has size but can really get under his assignments. He's another great prospect from the Everglades area in south Florida.

Readers’ pick: S Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood)

RussianTurtles - Always can use a good DBs, could contribute early at any secondary position as a second-teamer, and in the SEC you need depth everywhere.

dukeoden - Reminds me of Reggie Nelson. Can play center field and shut it down. Great ball skills and a solid tackler.

chris smith 24 - Very good all around player who I believe could be used at safety or CB, especially against a taller, physical receiver. He is a very versatile player that could play multiple spots in the secondary.

secrocks2000 - Versatile in the defense, as he can play corner or safety and can read plays well. A very smart player and can cover center field very well. It would be hard for teams to pass on the secondary with the addition of McQuay.

DK_Thompson - McQuay is tall, long and can play cornerback or safety at the next level. He is technically sound, tackles well and can read the quarterback very well. Needs to add some weight, but a very good player.

kendallland1 - Like his versatility to play safety and corner.