Florida Gators: Priest Willis

#BlueChipBattles: Nov. 16

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Alvin Kamara, Derrick GreenESPN.comUncommitted 2013 running backs Alvin Kamara and Derrick Green.

ESPN 100 running backs Alvin Kamara and Derrick Green can score from anywhere on the field thanks to their breakaway speed, an attribute that makes them very attractive recruits to the Oregon Ducks. Oregon's pursuit of the duo headlines this week’s #BlueChipBattles. Insider

Click through for our list to rank the top 10 recruiting battlesInsider.

#BlueChipBattles: Nov. 9

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Max Redfield, Leon McQuayTom Hauck for ESPN.comMax Redfield is out at USC -- is Leon McQuay in?
Think USC was left reeling after Max Redfield (left) decommitted this week? Not really. The Trojans appear to be zeroing in on Leon McQuay III (right). And then there's the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Robert Nkemdiche, who decommitted Thursday. It's an open market in this week’s #BlueChipBattles Insider.

You can also rank the battles this week in SportsNation.

#BlueChipBattles: Nov. 2

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RecruitingNation has summoned its writers from around the country to compile a list of the top 10 battles for elite football recruits Insider leading up to February's signing day. We'll update our rankings periodically to reflect a change in a player's status (i.e., new offers, trimmed-down list or a positive/negative official visit).

Our writers have debated the list for weeks, but we value your input as well. Voice your opinion on Twitter (@RecruitingESPN) using#BlueChipBattles or vote for which player should hold the No. 1 spot on Facebook.

#BlueChipBattles in the SEC

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There are still some elite 2013 recruits who have yet to commit, and multiple SEC schools are in the mix. Will OT Laremy Tunsil go with Georgia, Alabama or Florida? How about CB Mackensie Alexander, who likes Alabama and Georgia?

And then there's S Priest Willis (Florida?), WR Robert Foster (Alabama?) and WR Ricky Seals-Jones (LSU?).

To get the inside info -- and follow all the updates -- click hereInsider.

ESPN 150 S Priest Willis' list at 15 

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- ESPN 150 safety Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos de Niza) has a top fifteen of Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) planned to release a list of his top 15 schools shortly after the opening, but settled on a final 16 when it became too difficult to cut an additional program.

The schools that made the cut for Willis are Arizona, Arizona State, California, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

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The Opening: Defensive backfield recap

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Tom Luginbill recaps the standouts in the secondary from Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. Among the players drawing positive reviews were Florida safety targets Marcell Harris and Priest Willis.
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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comVernon Hargreaves has excellent size and ball skills.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators signed one of the top cornerback prospects in the country last year in Brian Poole (Bradenton, Fla./Southeast) but also lost out on Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla./Miramar), another top corner prospect.

With Poole joining Marcus Roberson, Cody Riggs, Jaylen Watkins and Loucheiz Purifoy, the Gators will have depth and experience at the cornerback position.

Florida can be selective on who it wants to take for the 2013 class, and there are a few very talented prospects in the state of Florida this year.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With depth and talent at the cornerback position, the Florida Gators will be selective with their targets for the 2013 recruiting class.

The Gators landed two cornerback prospects, Brian Poole and Willie Bailey, in their 2012 recruiting class. Bailey was a mid-term enrollee and Poole was an Under Armour All-American. Both could potentially see early playing time for the Gators.

As it currently stands, Florida has no commitments from 2013 prospects, but look for the Gators to land between two to three cornerbacks next signing day.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPNU 150 Watch List defensive back Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) has seen his stock increase in the last few weeks.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete has added offers from Texas A&M, West Virginia, Florida, Colorado, LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State recently. Willis also holds offers from UCLA, Cal, Florida State and USC.

Willis said he is excited about the Florida offer.

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Top defensive back Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) has received three new scholarship offers, including a big one from the SEC, ESPN's Craig Haubert reports.

Florida, Colorado and Washington State are the latest programs to offer Willis, an ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect, who is one of the most coveted prospects out West in the Class of 2013.

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