- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With two verbal commitments and several top 2013, 2014 and 2015 prospects visiting Florida this past week, the annual Will Muschamp football camp should be considered a success for the Gators. Here are some highlights:
Notes: With Bronson becoming Florida's first 2014 commitment on Thursday, the Gators landed another tall, talented receiving threat. Bronson accounted for over 400 yards receiving and five touchdowns as a junior despite missing six games with an injury. For 2013, Ivie joins Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City) as Florida's only defensive tackle commits. Ivie pulled the trigger on Saturday after camping at UF. The 6-foot-4, 271-pound athlete, will give Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn someone versatility along the defensive line. Ivie is athletic enough to play end, but physical enough to be a very productive tackle on the next level.
Visiting 2013 targets: Ebenezer Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y./Jefferson), Antonio Riles (Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer), Max Staver (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), Jay-nard Bostwick (Port St. Lucie, Fla./West Centennial), Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia), Alex Anzalone (Wyomissing, Penn./Wyomissing), Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips), Chris Thompson (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville).
Notes: Ogundeko said he loved his time at Florida and has the Gators in his top three along with Syracuse and Notre Dame. He will announce his decision on July 20. Staver came to camp hoping to earn an offer. After a strong performance, he will likely find out about an offer within the next few days and could commit. Tunsil listed Florida in his top three along with Georgia and Alabama after visiting Gainesville on Sunday. Thompson, a local wide receiver, is close to earning a Florida offer after a strong performance at camp. Anzalone is expected to be in Gainesville through Tuesday.
2014 and 2015 prospect overview: There were several top underclassmen at Florida's camp. Top 2014 wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer) might have been the top receiver to attend Florida's camp. Another 2014 receiver, Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs, Fla./Eastlake), earned a Florida offer after an impressive showing. 2014 quarterback Will Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day) earned an offer after impressing offensive coordinator Brent Pease. Offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School), another 2014 prospect, received a scholarship offer from the Gators. 2015 running back/defensive back Jaquan Johnson (Miami, Fla./Killian) also received a verbal offer from the Gators. Defensive back Duke Dawson (Cross City, Fla./Dixie County), another 2014 prospect, picked up offers from Florida and Florida State after attending both camps this week.
One of the top 2014 quarterback prospects, D.J. Gillins (Jacksonville, Fla./Eagles View), impressed the Florida coaches. Gillins said Pease told him he will come watch him play in the fall. Though he didn't earn an offer, San Antonio/Theodore Roosevelt defensive back Arrion Springs turned some heads at Florida's camp. He's a name to remember in the future.
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