Tyler Moore among UK game visitors


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida-LSU game in just more than two weeks might be the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for the Gators, but Florida will still host some important prospects -- and its latest future player -- for its game against Kentucky on Saturday.

The Gators will be hosting Nebraska offensive line transfer Tyler Moore. Moore visited Florida for the Bowling Green game, then visited Florida State for its game against Wake Forest and now returns to Florida for his second visit in a month.

Moore told coach Will Muschamp of his decision to join the Gators on Thursday, basing his decision largely on the work ethic of the coaching staff, said his father, Brian Moore.

Moore, who started four games at Nebraska as a true freshman last season, has been attending St. Petersburg College near his hometown of Clearwater, where he attended Countryside High. He intends to play next season as a redshirt sophomore.

Florida might not host a ton of official visitors this weekend, but Moore will be surrounded by several future teammates. Of Florida's 19 verbal commits, 16 are expected to be in attendance.

ESPN 150 prospect and four-star defensive tackle Greg Gilmore (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) will be taking his official visit to Florida. Gilmore has had LSU ahead of Florida for some time and the Gators have a chance to make an impression on the No. 9-ranked defensive tackle in the nation.

Gilmore says more than anything, he's looking forward to seeing the game atmosphere in the Swamp on Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to the game atmosphere," he said, "and the ability to hang out with the players and have some fun down in Gainesville."

Just as notably, four-star cornerback and USC verbal commit Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) will be taking his official visit to Florida with his teammate and Florida quarterback commit Max Staver.

Ramsey, the No. 56-ranked player in the country, has visited the state of Florida, but this will be his first time attending a game. The talented athlete says he is looking forward to what Florida has to offer.

"Growing up, a lot of people in my family were Florida fans, so really it's just going to be a trip so I can see everything," Ramsey said. "I have been to Florida, but I haven't been to University of Florida, to Gainesville. I just want to see how it is down there on game day and meet with the coaches face-to-face."

If Florida continues its success on the field Saturday, the Gators could certainly improve its chances of landing Ramsey and Gilmore.