Florida Gators Class of 2020 Recruiting Big Board

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Welcome to the 2020 Recruiting Big Board! We’re pleased to bring this back for the 2020 cycle after its hibernation for the 2019 cycle. For those of you who don’t remember it from 2018, I’ve included an explanation of how it all works at the bottom of the page.

Updates: 2/12/19 | 3/12/19

2020 Florida Gators Big Board
Player
Hometown
Position
Avg ⭐️ ranking
Odds School(s)
Top priority
Demarkcus Bowman
Lakeland, FL
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
80%Increase FLA CLEM OHST ALA
Justin Flowe
Upland, CA
MLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA USC OKLA ORE ALA
Rakim Jarrett
Washington, DC
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA OHST LSU ALA TEN
Marcus Rosemy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%Decrease FLA FSU MIA OHST
Leonard Manuel
Ocala, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
90%
Carson Beck
Jacksonville, FL
QB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%Decrease
Fadil Diggs
Camden, NJ
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15%  FLA UGA PSU OHST
Keyvone Lee
Clearwater, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30%Decrease FLA ALA GT MIN
Fred Davis
Jacksonville, FL
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA ALA FSU UGA
Ja’Khi Douglas
Houma, LA
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
60% FLA ALA FSU UGA
Very high priority
Jordan Johnson
St. Louis, MO
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15% FLA ND AUB ALA
Chantz Williams
Orange Park, FL
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
25% FLA FSU MIA CLEM ALA
Jaquavion Fraziars
Dunnellon, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%
Sergio Allen
Fort Valley, GA
MLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% Logo
Zykeivous Walker
Ellaville, GA
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA UGA ALA LSU SCAR
Bryan Robinson
Palm Beach, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15%
Brandon Williams
New Orleans, LA
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA TEN LSU ARK
Jayson Jones
Calera, AL
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
Lawrance Toafili
Largo FL
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15%  FLA FSU AUB OHST
Avantae Williams
DeLand, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30%
Tank Bigsby
Hogansville, GA
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA UGA SCAR AUB
Marcus Henderson
Memphis, TN
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA ALA OHST MISS
Jadarius McKnight
Fort Myers, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
Kedrick Bingley
Charlotte, NC
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
35% FLA FSU UGA NCS
Mike Wyman
Greensboro, NC
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA SCAR ASU ARK
Joshua Braun
Live Oak, FL
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
55% FLA AUB FSU MIA
Kevon Billingsley
St. Louis, MO
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15% FLA UGA ALA ARI
Rashad Torrence
Marietta, GA
S
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
85%
Nazir Stackhouse
Decatur, GA
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Malachi Wideman
Sarasota, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
80% FLA FAU
Kris Abrams-Draine
Spanish Fort, AL
OG
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
High priority
Zachary Evans
Houston, TX
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA TEX ALA OKST
Sav’ell Smalls
Seattle, WA
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
25% FLA FSU MIA ORE ALA
Demond Demas
Tomball, TX
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Paris Johnson
Cincinnati, OH
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Desmond Evans
Sanford, NC
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15% FLA UNC NCS ALA CLEM
Elias Ricks
Santa Ana, CA
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
Mekhail Sherman
Washington, DC
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA ALA CLEM OHST
Chris Braswell
Baltimore, MD
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
McKinnley Jackson
Lucedale, MS
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA FSU ALA MISS MSST
Myles Murphy
Powder Spring, GA
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA UGA ALA CLEM AUB
Justin Rogers
Oak Park, MI
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA UGA OHST MICH
Kobe Hudson
LaGrange, GA
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
Johnnie Brown
Tampa, FL
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
90%
Don Chaney, Jr.
Miami, FL
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20%
Henry Gray
Miami, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA PSU OHST CLEM MIA
Jayion McCluster
Largo, FL
ILB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA FSU LSU MIA ORE
Jonathan Denis
Homestead, FL
OG
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA MIA LSU ORE AUB
Jacolbe Cowan
Charlotte, NC
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA UGA ALA CLEM FSU
Gervon Dexter
Lake Wales, FL
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
90%
Jaylan Knighton
Deerfield Beach, FL
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA CLEM ALA OKLA AUB
Marc Britt
Miami, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30% FLA MIA PSU ALA
Jalen Berger
Ramsey, NJ
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA MICH PSU OHST ALA
Arian Smith
Mulberry, FL
ATH
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA FSU MIA ALA
Other interested recruits
Kendall Milton
Clovis, CA
RB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%  FLA UGA LSU FSU ALA
Myles Hinton
Norcross, GA
OT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
Bryson Eason
Memphis, TN
ILB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15% FLA FSU LSU ORE CLEM
Keyshawn Greene
Crawfordville, FL
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10%
RJ Mickens
Southlake, TX
S
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA UGA ALA CLEM LSU
Ethan West
Midlothian, VA
ILB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Timothy Smith
Sebastian, FL
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA CLEM UGA FSU ALA
Lejond Cavazos
Bradenton, FL
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20% FLA OHST ALA AUB FSU
Andy Boykin
LaGrange, GA
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10% FLA AUB ALA FSU
Jamil Burroughs
Powder Spring, GA
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%
Kevin Swint
Carrolton, GA
ILB
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% Logo
Demonte Capehart
Hartsville, SC
DT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% Logo
Mookie Cooper
St. Louis, MO
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5% FLA TEX MICH OHST
Xzavier Henderson
Miami, FL
WR
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
35%  FLA CLEM MIA
Alvin Mathis
Miami, FL
OLB
⭐️⭐️⭐️
25%  FLA FSU AUB
Morven Joseph
Lakeland, FL
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️
95%Increase
Josh Griffis
Bradenton, FL
DE
⭐️⭐️⭐️
35%Decrease FLA FSU PUR
Jahquez Robinson
Sandalwood, FL
CB
⭐️⭐️⭐️
5%Decrease

For those of you who don’t remember it from 2018, here are a few tips on how it works.

-Priority tiers are admittedly somewhat subjective, but here are a few factors I use to calculate them. The priority based on players’ average star rankings balanced out by how immediate the Gators’ need is at that position. That is, of course, assuming the player has displayed a genuine interest in Florida; if not, then the player still remains on the board as a legitimate backup option in case something goes wrong with someone Florida really wants, but a five star linebacker who has demonstrated real interest in the Gators will be listed as a higher priority than a five star linebacker who has not. Another factor is the player’s proximity to Gainesville, as Florida needs to reel in top talent from nearby for reasons that are probably self explanatory.

-The “average star rankings” for each player are the averages of the following recruiting services’ ranking systems: Scout, 247, Rivals, and ESPN. Do note that this not the same formula as the 247 composite rankings; that algorithm “assigns stars based on an approximate average distribution of stars from the industry.” The average star ranking that I use have nothing to do with how many stars are given out in the industry; it’s literally calculated by adding the total number of stars a player receives from Scout, 247, Rivals and ESPN and dividing by four, and then rounding to the nearest whole number if necessary.

-Like the priority tiers, player odds are an admittedly inexact science. But the components to it include player visits to UF (as this shows a legitimate desire to come to Florida, rather than in-home visits, which I do not factor in at all unless one team gets the last in-home visit before National Signing Day), how much the player seems to buy into the program, how strong a relationship the player has with his primary recruiter, how good of a recruiter that primary recruiter is, and whether the player has a stronger interest in another school. And of course there are other possible factors that could flare up, like a coach leaving or a school getting hit with a postseason ban, but those are not going to weigh in that frequently.

-Lastly, as is the case with pretty much everything in recruiting, everything is subject to change at the drop of a hat. We’ll try to update this every couple of weeks or so (and the last update date will be notated at the top of the Big Board), unless something seismic happens, like an outright Florida commitment, in which case the update will be done right away. But players can gain and lose interest, visits to other schools can change minds and alter the odds, etc. So, to install the most self-explanatory way to help keep track of changes in player odds: a Decrease beside a player’s odds means Florida’s chances have decreased, while an Increase beside a player’s odds means Florida’s chances have increased since the last update.