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Weekend visitor preview

12/16/2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida won’t have many visitors this weekend, but all four will be important in how the Gators' 2012 recruiting class unfolds. Here’s an unofficial list of who will be here:

Leonard Williams (6-4/260, Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) Williams is being recruited by Florida as a strongside defensive end or defensive tackle. At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, he is big and athletic enough to play either. Williams has said recently that Auburn and Florida were his top two schools but sounded like Auburn seemed to have the slight advantage over the Gators. This visit and the departure of Auburn defensive coordinator Ted Roof to Central Florida could go a long way in Williams recruitment.

Visesio Salt (6-3/340, Walnut, Calif./Mt. San Antonio C.C.) Salt visited Cal last weekend and came away very impressed. With his massive frame, Salt is the big defensive tackle Florida is looking for to play in their 3-4 defense. Cal appears to be the leader at this time, but things could change after he visits Gainesville.

Schyler Miles (6-2/215, Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) Miles is being recruited by Florida as a linebacker and fullback, but Florida has a more pressing need at fullback. Miles likes Notre Dame also, but he left his official visit from Notre Dame without a scholarship offer. The Gators now appear to be the front-runner, and though he won’t come out and say it, it’s possible Florida could land a commitment from Miles this weekend. He is the teammate of four-star wide receiver prospect Nelson Agholor, who is visiting Oklahoma this weekend. If Florida can land Miles, it would certainly help with his teammate.

Pierce Burton (6-7/290, Sacremento, Calif./City College of San Fransisco) Florida would like to secure at least one more offensive lineman. It appears UF has fallen in the race for Avery Young. Burton could be a prospect who could compete for playing time immediately. At 6-7, 290, he’s already physically ready to play. Burton will visit Ole Miss and Florida this weekend and has already visited Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky.