Florida needs help at running back starting in 2013. Gone is 1,000 yard rusher Mike Gillislee as he finishes up his senior year and behind him are just two more players at the position in Matt Jones and Mack Brown who haven’t played a lot.
Visiting this weekend is a good cure to all of what ails at running back when Winter Haven’s Adam Lane (5-7, 215) comes to town. Lane was the first commitment in the 2013 class and is a four-star back that can run over you or around you. Along with Lane this weekend is five-star uncommitted back Alex Collins (5-11, 207) out of South Plantation. Collins also has size and speed to burn and is an adapt pass catcher out of the backfield.
The Gators are desperately low at receiver on the roster and now have five committed to help alleviate that shortage. Two of them will be in this weekend starting with Marqui Hawkins (6-1, 185) of Columbus (GA) Carver, a physical receiver that plays right into the game plan for offensive coordinator Brent Pease and company. Joining him will be the Gators’ newest commitment in receiver Demarcus Robinson (6-2, 195) of fort valley (GA) Peach County HS. Robinson is one the very top targets the gators were shooting for when the recruiting process began and adds another physical and speedy body to the receiving corps.
After losing a commitment from a linebacker earlier in the week, Florida will likely try and add one more. This weekend Jarrad Davis (6-2, 225) of Kingsland (GA) Camden County will be on hand and we will have to see what transpires after his visit to The Swamp.
The number one offensive tackle in the country, Laremy Tunsil (6-6, 300) of Lake City Columbia, was supposed to try and make it in this weekend, but things appear to be on hold for him right now. However, don’t be shocked if there is a surprise visitor or two and we will be here to talk about it after the weekend.