Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Focusing on five: Offense
By Derek Tyson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators landed two offensive linemen -- Trenton Brown (Albany, Ga./Georgia Military College) and Rod Johnson (Delray Beach, Fla./Delray Beach) -- along with linebacker Matt Rolin (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods) on Sunday, leaving Florida with just a few remaining spots left in their 2013 recruiting class. With less than two months until national signing day, here is a look at five offensive targets that Florida continues to focus on.
Gators fans would love to see the nation's No. 1 wide receiver, LaQuon Treadwell, donning a Florida jersey next fall.
WR Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) -- Florida currently has four wide receiver commits from Ahmad Fulwood (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny), Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), Marqui Hawkins (Columbus, Ga./Carver) and Chris Thompson (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville). All four are solid players, but Treadwell is a difference maker. Florida has been lacking a true No. 1 receiver and Treadwell has the capability to be that type of player. He said recently he will take an official visit to Florida.
RB Alex Collins (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) -- Collins, a former Miami commitment, will officially visit Florida this weekend. The Gators have two four-star running back commitments in Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glades, Fla./Glades Day) and Adam Lane (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven), but Collins is too talented not to recruit. The ESPN 150 back is also considering Florida State.
FB Kennard Swanson (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson) -- The three-star fullback had previously been committed to LSU before opening things back up recently. With current fullback Hunter Joyer heading in to his junior year, Florida would like to add depth to the position. Like Collins, Swanson is also scheduled to officially visit Florida this weekend.
OL Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia) -- The five-star offensive tackle would be at the top of the list if it were not for the commitment of Brown and Johnson over the weekend. Tunsil, though, is talented enough to take in the class, no matter how many offiensive line commits the Gators have. It will be a longshot, however, as Tunsil has Georgia and Alabama out in front for his services.
WR, Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach Co.) -- The four-star wide receiver is schedule to officially visit Florida this weekend. The Gators have made it clear they would like to add another receiver and it appears the attention has been focused on Treadwell and Robinson. Three of Florida's coaches, Will Muschamp, Brian White and new wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, will do an in-home visit with Robinson on Wednesday evening.