Friday Night Lights preview: list of attendees, players to watch and more

Florida’s premiere recruiting event, Friday Night Lights, is coming up this Friday (of course). It’s one of the most coveted recruiting events in the country, and naturally, there’s going to be an insane amount of talent on display.

The most notable of the attendees is wide receiver Binjimen Victor. He has tremendous big play ability and could make an impact in Gainesville immediately if he becomes a Gator. His agreement to attend Friday Night Lights was a recent one (great job, Jake Allen), and it adds to an already loaded group of receivers who will be in attendance, including Sam Bruce, Cavin Ridley, Freddie Swain, Trevon Grimes and Velus Jones.

I’m not really expecting any flips, but if there’s going to be one, it’s likely Bruce. Committing to Miami seems to be a rite of passage these days for top recruits in the Sunshine State, he has a lot of friends and teammates who are currently committed to Florida, and… well, Florida’s a better program.

The position to watch, other than obviously the insanely talented group of receivers on display, is the QB group. It’s time to see highly touted QB Jake Allen in action for the first time as a Florida Gator commit. He’s drawn a lot of buzz since pulling the trigger, and now he has a chance to validate that buzz. In addition to Allen, the camp will host a couple of QB’s committed elsewhere in Zerrick Cooper (Clemson) and Tylin Oden. I expect Cooper to earn an official offer, and there’s a solid chance Oden does, too.

Here’s the full list of confirmed attendees. I will add players once they are confirmed to be attending. Note: if a team is listed under “status”, it means a verbal commitment to that school. *Denotes a player who will attend, but not work out.

Player Pos. Hometown ESPN  Rivals Status
Jake Allen QB Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Rick Wells WR Jacksonville, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Sam Bruce WR Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miami
Chauncey Gardner CB Cocoa, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Binjimen Victor WR Coconut Creek, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Trevon Grimes WR Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Cavin Ridley WR Deerfield Beach, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Chris Barnes OG Leesburg, GA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Georgia
Tyler Dunning LB Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miami
Lavarus Tigner WR Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Velus Jones WR Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ USC
Zerrick Cooper QB Jonesboro, GA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Clemson
Xavier Gaines QB Frostproof, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Aaron Robinson CB Deerfield Beach, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Tyrek Tisdale ATH Orlando, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Freddie Swain WR Citra, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Tre McKitty TE Bradenton, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miami
Rodney Scott WR Miami, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Javious Bardney OG Jackson, MS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Detroit, MI ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Quincy Lenton S Meridian, MS ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Isaiah Johnson WR West Palm Beach, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Jordan Woods DE Citra, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
DaQuon Green WR Tampa, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Jayvaughn Myers CB Dade City, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
DeAngelo Gibbs S Suwanee, GA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Jeremiah Moon LB Hoover, AL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Tylin Oden QB Columbia, TN ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Louisville
Kai Herbert OT Plantation, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Cody Bowes OT  Ft. Lauderdale, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Christopher McWilliams S Miami, FL ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ Florida
McArthur Burnett CB Pahokee, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Emmanuel Green  WR  Bradenton, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Jaquan Bailey DE Jacksonville, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Florida
Devan Barrett  RB  Tampa, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uncommitted
Asante Samuel CB Ft. Lauderdale, FL N/A N/A Uncommitted
Shaquille Quarterman* LB Orange Park, FL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miami
Drew White K  Tupelo, MS JUCO JUCO Uncommitted